NHTSA — Suspension Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,742 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 suspension problems

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 142010

Grand Prix

  • miles


Bought a "nice" used Pontiac Grand Prix gxp in 2008 (an 06 model). The car only had around 17,000 miles on it. This car has been the biggest money pit ever. I am so disappointed with this vehicle. I have prided myself in buying american made vehicles, but not anymore! first of all, the tire sizing and the price of the tires, ridiculous! the power steering line broke, and of course it wasn't the line that was covered under recall, there has always been a noise in the front end, especially going at a slower speed and over bumps, kind of popping, I've always felt that there was something wrong in the front end. In Oct. 2010, the hubs and bearings were replaced, they were still under warranty, but we had to pay a deductible, which was quite a bit, then in July 2011, with 60,000 some odd miles on it, the traction control light, the ABS light came on, took it to the dealership, they say it's a sensor, in the left hub (that we just had changed, less than a year ago), the warrant had ran out on it, so we paid almost 500 to replace that, then surprise, surprise, it has happened again the lights are back on! also, sometimes when I accelerate at say a stop sign or stop light, there's sort of a "grabbing" and the car doesn't want to go, like it could be the transmission slipping. These are actually just a few of the things that I've had go wrong, there's been odds and ends things that of course have cost a fortune to fix, everything on this car is...oh, the tie rod end, that was something else that had to be replaced...I could go on and on money pit. I want to get rid of it, but it's one of those things, I've got too much invested in it..I'd never get out of it what I need..no wonder they no longer produce Pontiac. From the things I've read, it seems that I am not the only person who has had trouble out of this vehicle. It seems as though there should have been alot more recalls.

- Pedro, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 102010

Grand Prix 4WD 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
1006 Pontiac Grand Prix- bad wheel bearings and steering shaft.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152007

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
I am writing a complaint regarding my car. I purchased the vehicle in 2006. I had to replace the stabilizer pin, wheel bearings, front brakes and it seems like something is wrong in the steering wheel. Parts inside of the car are falling off. I've had to buy new tires due to all these front end problems with the car and not knowing until it has caused a problem somewhere else. Now the tires that I purchased about a 1 1/2 year ago is now very worn from these front end problems with the car. I am very upset because I feel like, I have been robbed. I am a single parent working 2 full-time jobs just to pay for a car that seems to be breaking down on me no matter how much I try to take total care of it. Paying a very costly car note, insurance, and warranty. I tell myself is this what I am working so hard to pay for. This car out weighs what I pay for rent each month. I remember a time that Pontiac made good cars that was built to last as long as you take care of it. Now it seems that it is built to break down before you could pay there vehicles off. I am really furious and outraged with this car that I can't really rely on. Updated 06/02/09.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

May 112006

Grand Prix 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the inside tread of the vehicle's tires were prematurely worn. As result, the tire penetrated the strut mounts when the vehicle struck a bump in the road while traveling 15 mph. This was confirmed by the rubber debris on the strut mounts. The contact referenced service # 010232001 on the service bulletin, NHTSA item # 618086. The damaged tires tread depth was 1/4 inch. The dot number was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 15,700. The consumer stated information above is incorrect, ODI has received 69 complaints that allege a front tire to front tire interference in 2004 to 2006 models. The complaints include tire sidewall wear, tire failure to struts, tire failed at 40mph or more, and one crash. The consumer stated that the defect is macpherson struts and not the actual tire. Updated 06/08/07

- Grain Valley, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 152006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,010 miles
Car makes a groan noise from front end when making a right hand turn at speeds below 5 mph.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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