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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 3 of 4)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,347 miles

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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #36

May 072012

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles


My low beam head lights go off intermittently. We have replaced the relay under the hood as well as sensors. This happens almost every time we drive. Clearly its quite a safety issue, they have shut off unexpectedly while driving at a high speed on the interstate in the pitch black of night.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #35

Jun 182014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
This is not the first time this happened we have already fixed this problem 3 times witch the switch cost us $210 dollars to have replaced and that is just the part. I will be driving at night and my lights just turn off and never come back on!!! I have almost been in a wreck due to this problem so I believe someone needs to do some research on the Pontiac control switch that operates lights blinkers cruise control.

- Bellmead, TX, USA

problem #34

Jun 272014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 148,260 miles
Push button to turn on ac had not been working fro 1 week. Was told it was most likely the relay fuse. Drove car to work without complications. Worked 13 hrs and when I got off work car started without problems. Noticed both the head lights where not working. High beams worked fine and so did the fog lights, but the low beams wouldn't light up. I checked the 'under the hood fuse box'. it looked fine from the outside, but once I opened the lid on the box I saw the problem. The relay fuse had caught fire and melted the fuse next to it causing them to fuse together. The board under them had also melted, along some of the fuse areas next to them. All of the other fuses had sticky burnt plastic on them, along with the inside of the lid.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #33

May 252014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 147,320 miles


My wife and I were driving home from houston airport. The low beam lights shut off and we we're unable to get them to turn back on we pulled off to the side of the road. We were able to use the high beams but the low beams did not work after 2 minutes they came back on by there self. This has happened to me in the past on more than one occasion.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #32

Feb 212014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
1) low beam head lights would just turn off without any apparent reason. High beam works ok. 2) when taking the steps to use turn signal handle to signal a left turn, the high beam headlights would turn on. This could be caused by a shorted circuit in the steering column or excessive wear. This incident appear to be connected with the low beam head lights turning off for no apparent reason.

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #31

Jan 082014

Grand Prix

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. The contact stated that the headlights failed to work sporadically. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. The current mileage was 42,000.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #30

May 142014

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles


Low beam lights go out while driving then back on after a couple of mins. High beam works fine.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #29

Apr 012013

Grand Prix

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that the day time running light and low beam headlights failed several times. The contact's mechanic performed a diagnostic and was unable to locate a failure code however the mechanic replaced the relay sensor and the high definition module, but failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure approximate failure mileage was 94,000 and the current mileage was 97,000.

- Des Moines , IA, USA

problem #28

Apr 112013

Grand Prix

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to a certified mechanic for inspection where they stated that the relay switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Clay Center, MI, USA

problem #27

Aug 132013

Grand Prix

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, she applied the brakes and a vehicle traveling behind her continued to approach rapidly before steering the vehicle into a ditch to avoid a crash. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact was alerted by a police officer that the brake lights had failed and the vehicle was unsafe to drive until a repair was made. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Amery, WI, USA

problem #26

May 062012

Grand Prix

  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the headlights failed. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic. The mechanic stated a wiring issue caused the vehicle the headlights to malfunction. The vehicle was not repair. The contact did not call manufacturer. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- Waterford, MS, USA

problem #25

Oct 172012

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
The low beams just stopped working but all other lights were fine. First it happened when we were driving at night to go home. Tried all types of ways such as set the alarm off on the car which worked for a few minutes to reset the lights. Then the low beams went off again. We replaced the headlights, the fuse for the headlamps. This worked for about three weeks, then again driving at night they turned off. Nothing worked to get the low beams back on. Found out the fuse caught on fire in the fuse box and now we are having to replace the relay box as well plus it damaged other fuses. So we have to replace those too. I feel this is very dangerous to drivers not only driving the car but other cars around us at that time.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #24

Sep 302010

Grand Prix

  • miles
First the headlights went out and wouldn't work on dim or bright. I replaced the relay fuse to the headlights, they still would not work. Next I replaced the switch on the steering wheel that controlled the lights. A few months later the fuse box caught on fire. I still have not been able to have the car repaired.

- Pikeville, KY, USA

problem #23

Jul 162012

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving the headlamps will cut off at night without warning. It is a random occurrence. Lights will cut off for a minute or two before coming back on. This happens about once or twice a month.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #22

Aug 152012

Grand Prix

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while parking, the headlight's low beams and daytime running lights failed without any warning. The contact mentioned that the high beams were functional. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate current and failure mileage was 97,000.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #21

Oct 132011

Grand Prix

  • 87,032 miles
I was driving home and the running lights were on. I was going approximately 45 miles an hour when the head lights went off. I turned the headlight switch to the on position and nothing happened. I turned the lights off and a warning light came on that said "headlamps suggested". I tried to turn the lights back on but my high beams were the only ones operable. The headlights did not work for 4 hours after the vehicle was turned off. This occurs more frequently than it used to but I have not been given any suggestions on how to fix it.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 212012

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving at night my lights will stop working, the high beams will work however the low beams will just stop working. This has happened multiple times. Also after I turn and my blinker turns off the high beam lights turn on. Is there not a recall or some sort of fix for the lights?!!

- Tome, NM, USA

problem #19

Jul 162012

Grand Prix

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving approximately 35 mph, the low beam headlights and daytime running lights failed without warning. The high beam headlights continued to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the fuse box would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Campbellsville, KY, USA

problem #18

Apr 152012

Grand Prix

  • miles
Help!!! I am the owner of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, and for approximately a week or so now, I have been having problems with the exterior lighting coming on and going off intermittently on it's own while parked, car turned off, and key out of the ignition. I have tried adjusting the lighting controls, no resolve. I've adjusted the delayed lighting settings to off (was previously set at 15 seconds), nothing. I do recall reading that other owners had the same problem and offered some suggestions. I've tried taking the battery out of the remote - didn't work. I'm going to try disconnecting the battery tomorrow to see if that will reset the electrical system somehow. Right now it's about 2am and what do you know....my lights are on! I'm over it!!!! I'm going to bed!!! you would think that Pontiac would acknowledge these problems and offer to repair at no cost, but that would be asking for too much huh"?" I will start making some phone calls and kicking dirt tomorrow to try and get this matter handled, and I don't plan on having to pay for the inconveniences either. Wish me luck!

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #17

Oct 192011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a Pontiac 2007 Grand Prix. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph with the headlights activated when headlights suddenly failed to illuminate. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road with caution. The high beam headlights were engaged in order to resume driving. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 06/12/12 updated 06/13/12

- Covington, GA, USA

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