NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Front Underhood Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,697 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 electrical problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 282007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,749 miles


We bought a Pontiac Grand Prix 2004 and found out on Nov. 28, 2007 that there was a recall on this vehicle. We bought this vehicle last year. No one has contacted us by mail on this recall. We had paid for it to be fixed and would like to know who we need to contact to get our money back on this.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 232004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Vehicle caught on fire under the hood within five minutes after parking the vehicle in the parking lot. The local fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. The fire marshall and the insurance investigator confirmed that the cause of the fire was an electrical short. Manufacturer was also notified. The consumer was waiting fon an investigator from the manufacturer.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 112004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,342 miles
Purchase 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix gtp on October 25, 2003 from fitzgerald auto mall, rockville, Maryland. Odometer was at 7342 miles. Problem occurred when turning into a parking space in a parking garage. I hear a pop. A lot of smoke starts coming out of the engine compartment. I turn off ignition. I unlatch the front hood but don't open it. Luckily I had a fire extinguisher in rear trunk. I spray extinguisher under front hood and put out fire. I disconnected battery to make sure fire doesn't restart. Car was towed to dealer (fitzgerald, rockville Maryland) where it was purchased. Service says that it was power steering hose and the steering fluid caught fire. Service says this damage is covered by warranty. Service is still waiting for replacement parts as of July 8, 2004. I may try to get a refund considering the fire, lack of trust in the steering, and the long period it has taken the dealer to repair it.

- Damascus, MD, USA

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