NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
142,453 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 022015

Grand Prix

  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving at approximately 20 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle did not stop. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized, the traction warning indicator illuminated, and all of the gauges on the instrument panel failed. The contact crashed the vehicle into a pole and the engine stalled. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Dixmoory, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012012

Grand Prix

  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the traction control and ABS warning lights illuminated. The contact also stated that there was an abnormal noise when depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 165,000. Djr

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 182012

Grand Prix

  • 152,360 miles
Traction control (turned off) even thou it was off to begin with, then another message engine power diminished. Car wouldn't go over 30 miles per hour. I have never used the traction control feature since I have had the car.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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