NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,670 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix fuel system problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 222014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 115,784 miles


[xxx] insisted, "they're cars are safe, but this is far from the truth!" I purchased, this car on 02/26/2014, and there where no visible sign on how much the car cost, [xxx] was the salesman, who gathered my information, showed me two cars, and I test drove one, but none was what I was looking for, because I indicated, I needed and SUV for my work, but they said, "your income wasn't enough, and I asked, why none of the vehicles have prices on them, but they continue to avoid my questions. I was not satisfied with the two vehicles, and their manager, which finance the vehicle from [xxx]/cnac came out and showed me two other vehicles, and I kept asking for a SUV, but his explanation, 'it isn't in you price range, and we will do a budget after you choose a car, and out of the four choices, I chose the Grand Am, I test drove the car, I told them about the rubbing and a noise, and the indicated, you will have a warranty, and we will fix anything under the hood, and any thing that has to do with the brakes, tires, they are new, lights, because we refurbish all our cars, "that's why we charge what we do; everything is new on the vehicle!, but clearly this is a lie!" I have taken this vehicle to be fixed four times, this last time, I went to jiffy lube, and they took diagnostic, "the front brakes are going out, I had to purchase a air filter, and a PCV valve, the diagnostic test indicated, "I did not have a license light, left front light, left brake lights, turn signals do not work, nor do I have brakes!" I pay $339.91 a month, I indicated, to cnac, "I can not afford this price, I just do not want the car, and cnac finance guy told me, "you have already purchased the car!" a day after, I purchased the vehicle, the trouble started, check engine lights, oil lights, steering wheel clicking, and clacking, fixed after three months, never fixed brakes! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 022005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,250 miles
My 2004 Grand Prix GT has had an acceleration hesitation or stall (engine shuts down) since purchase (August /04). Two different sensors have been replaced, but it has failed again. Recently when leaving work; engine relatively cold, had to accelerate to enter highway traffic and engine stalled and died. Dealerships have been unable to duplicate since it is extremely intermittent.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 302004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,648 miles
The car accelerates without the operator depressing the accelerator pedal. Here were two near miss crashes when the car was being driven in town and accelerated by itself. One incident was when my preganant wife nearly struck a train. The actual date of the incident below is not correct, I do not have that information with me. I do know that the first time was in January of 2004.

- Humeston, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132004

Grand Prix

  • miles
Upon cold startup vehicle will stall, hesitate or surge upon the first press of the accelerator pedal. Computer has been replaced and reprogrammed on prior attempts along with new throttle bodies and stalling no longer present, but hesitation and surging are still present. Service engine soon lamp has started illuminating. Code is P0452 for the fuel tank pressure sensor. According to a GM administrative message to dealers on 4/2/04, "dealers are advised to order fuel tank pressure sensor P/N 16238399 instead of P/N 09377680. Fuel tank pressure sensor P/N 09377680 has proved to be unreliable and it is likely to fail again shortly after installation. Production change to use P/N 16238399 is scheduled for mid-April." Dealer will be replacing sensor on subsequent visit.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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