Blower Resistor Caught On Fire


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
118,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. change resistor and blower and harness (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082010

Grand Prix GT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


My 2004 Pontiac Gp Gt Fan Blower Caught Fire While Going Down The Freeway.

My A/C Was On Cruising Along Blower Started Cutting In And Out I Thought This Was Odd But Not Alarming Until About 10 Min After Rolling Down Widows And The Switch Had Been Turned Of By My Annoyed Wife In Passenger Seat. A Hot Smell Became Apparent Rather Suddenly As Smoke Began Filling The Inside Of The Car.

As I Was Pulling Off The Freeway To Investigate My Wife Started Screaming We Are On Fire And Sure Enough Directly In Freon Of My Wife The Floor Board On Passenger Side Was Lit Up By Flames Just Behind The Plastic Kick Shield Below The Glove Box. As I Slammed On The Brakes And Tore Off The Side Of The Freeway So My Wife Could Escape The Flames. As She Escaped I Reached Down Grabbing The Kick Shield And Broke It Off In My Hand Not Thinking I Had Grabbed A Hand Full Of Melted Plastic That Was Still On Fire ( Not Very Pleasant ) Then Proceeded To Expose A Cluster Of Wiring Connected Into A Little Flaming Box I Now No As The Transistor / Relay / Control Box For Fan Blower It Is Located Near The Fire Wall Directly To The Left Of The Blower Motor It Has 5 Wires Coming Out Of The Same Side Facing Towards Passenger Seat

I Felt Perplexed As I Got On Google And Saw All The Pontiac Fires. Some Are Only Explained As Spontaneous Combustion Im Not Buying It I Saw First Hand My Car Burst Into Flames After Ac Blower Was Turned To Off . I Reported This To GM When I Realized This Might Have Seriously Injured Some One If I Had Not Tore Into Expose The Fire My Car Would Have Burned To The Ground Which I Guess May Have Been A Blessing Since I Now Owe A Repair Bill Of $$ 676.16 Dollars Plus

My Payment Of $$ 265.00 And Insurance $$150. For A $500 Dollar Deductible I Could Have Had A New Car Now For $$ 676.16 I Get To Picture Firey Death What A Deal .

My Advice If It Catches On Fire Let It Go .

This Is Definitely A Faulty Part Engineered Into This Vehicle Gm Knows Of The Fires And Will Not Even Cover The Damage Done By Substandard Parts Don't Fuses Prevent Fires What Happened To This Design If The Fuse Didn't Work The Circuit Failed That Is Definitely A Manufacturer Defect Why Am I Paying The Bill I'm Pissed. This Why People Have Law Suits Against These Company's I Guess If They Fix One They Fix Them All . Cash Our Checks And Sell Us A Pile Of Sh*t Then Take It To A Gm Service Center And Purchase Some More Pc Of Sh*t Parts

Have A Certified Pc Of Sh*t Fixer Charge You $ 98 Dollars An Hour To Put The Same Pc Of Sh*t Parts Back On Your Pc Of Sh*t. Enjoy Your Pontiac , Rob Hale Redding Ca

- , Redding, CA, USA

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