NHTSA — Seat Belts Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,760 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 162016

Grand Prix

  • 14,800 miles


On March 16th 2016 while on the way to a doctors appt. We tried to used the right rear seat belt, however we could not get the seat belt to pull out so we could use it. On the way to the drs. Office we smelled a strong odor of oil and antifreeze in the car. When we got to drs. Office we noticed smoke coming from under the hood. So we let the car sit there until after the appt. When we got back to car we checked under the hood and could not find any oil of water leak, so my wife was driving me back home when the car completely cut off and stopped running, she had no control of the car at all. So I helped he turn the car off to road to the shoulder until it stopped. After looking I noticed the key was in the off position, I tried to start the car and it started right up I drove the car on home, and that's where it sits now!!! please help!!! toby keith ridenhour & kathryn ridenhour 603 dorn rd, troy, S.C. 29848

- Troy, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 122013

Grand Prix

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph downhill, the vehicle stalled and the contact lost all control of the vehicle. The vehicle continued downhill into an intersection, jumped a curb, and crashed into the bushes. The contact sustained neck, leg, and shoulder injuries that required medical attention. The passenger, who was pregnant, was released from the seat belt and thrown from the vehicle. The passenger sustained abdominal injuries that required medical attention and resulted in premature birth. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 052012

Grand Prix

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the seat beat would not latch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 160,000.

- Lakewood , NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 022006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
I lease a 2004 Grand Prix. There were no events leading to the failure. Three problems: 1) the driver-side seat belt latch no longer functions. 2) the car overheats. 3) the blower motor does not work.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #1

May 262005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2004 Pontiac gran dprix GT2 in June of that same year. One week later the repairs began. The most scary occurring on the date mentioned on this complaint, May 26, 2005, eleven months after I purchased the vehicle. My car died while driving 65 mph on the highway with my three small children in the back seat. The car had no power whatsoever, no steering, no gas, no lights, nothing. I thank god we are alive. The mechanics at the dealership diagnosed the problem as a faulty ignition switch. After this incident I rented a car at my own expense for eight weeks. We did not step foot in the vehicle for that period of time. For financial reasons I slowly began driving my car again. There were repairs before that event as well as afterwards. These include the brain, transmission, brakes, axle, wheel bearings, steering, sunroof, fuel injectors, and safety belts.

- Amesbury, MA, USA

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