NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
254,132 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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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 252015

Grand Prix

  • 158,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to engage. As a result, the contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of another vehicle, which then crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained minor injuries to the head. Medical attention was not required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 158,000.

- Ramsey, MN, USA

problem #6

Jan 212015

Grand Prix

  • 126,945 miles
I brought this car January 12th 2015 the next week I had to take it to the shop to get work done to the engine I got it back it ran good for like an month and I had to take to a different shop and they told me I need a new engine and my warranty company didn't want to cover it so I had to pay to get my after the warranty company said they would pay to get it fix that was almost 1500 for nothing I had to pay another 700 for engine and on July 27th 2015 the transmission stop going into drive and the lowest price I have for that is 2500 this alot of money to be making payments on and online all I am seeing is bad reviews of this car I need to know is there anything that can be done about this because this is ridiculous.

- Deltona , FL, USA

problem #5

May 152015

Grand Prix

  • 153,657 miles
R reading some of the complaints that have been submitted, I don't know where to begin or if I have enough characters to express my frustration with my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT supercharged. My recent issue is that the car keeps cutting out and stalling.I took the car to the dealer and spent $110 on a diagnostic after 4 other local mechanics could not duplicate the issue or pinpoint the problem. The result from the dealer's diagnostic was: P0300 multiple misfires; needs 3 coils and ignition module replaced $1090 installed; also has a bearing going out in the super charger and there is a harsh 1-2 shift. I just spent about $1000 getting fuel pump, back wheel bearings, right brake hose, and valve cover gaskets replaced. Rack and pinion had to be tightened although it was replaced twice last year (bad part the first time). I have had power steering pump replaced, water pump replaced, air intake tube/valve replaced. Paid dealer for diagnostic because no codes or indicator lights were on and 4 different mechanics couldn't pinpoint issue. Dealer stated they have up-to-date equipment and code P0300 came up. Car intermittently hesitates to start. Car acts hesitant after car starts after hesitating to start. Interior seats and dashboard has cracked. ABS/traction seems to be failing, car still moves after applying foot on break...slides a little, no immediate stop, even after I have had complete brake work performed (wheel bearings, pads, rotors, hubs, etc.). supercharge switch has been replaced and elbow tube off the motor block (think that is correct, it's an L-shaped small tube). A lot of repairs have been made. The car runs smoothly when necessary repairs are made. Hate to get rid of the car with all the money and care that has been placed into the car. I am not in a postion to purchase a new vehicle but with the miles I don't want to put extensive $. GM won't assist.

- Marble Falls , TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 302015

Grand Prix

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle did not stop. The contact mentioned that the tracking control and ABS warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Garna, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 302014

Grand Prix

  • 78,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the traction control and the ABS system failed when the brake pedal was engaged. The contact mentioned that the brake pedal sank to the floor. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,200.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 102013

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 981,125 miles
My lights go off on there own no warning an then the brights come on an stay on an when I try yo use the signal lights all the lights in the car cuts off and when I was driving my brakes. Sometimes not all the time they've been checked several times and each time they have been checked there's nothing wrong with itand now my steering column have a problem with it don't know what's causing it don't know what's wrong but its hard for me to turn my car now.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 202014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I was driving West bound on I-10 towards tucson Arizona. I was in the right lane and there was a pickup truck in the left lane. The pickup truck cut me off and moved into my lane without checking his blind spot. I quickly swerved to the right into the lane for the upcoming exit to avoid being hit, and when I tried to correct to left in order to not hit exit sign the brakes felt as if they did not work right and I couldn't get control of the vehicle. The car went into a roll and landed on the passenger side. None of the airbags deployed. I had left town the day before and was on my way back. When I contacted my parents about the accident on the 21st they told me that a recall had come in the mail the day before for my vehicle. The recall was the GM recall notice. Because I was unaware of the recall I had many keys on my key ring. I feel that although the reason I had to swerve was because of another car, the reason I couldn't get back control was a malfunction in my car.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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