NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 miles

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2006 Pontiac Solstice transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082008


  • miles


2006 Pontiac Solstice - rear axle leak. Axle replaced. Prevailing whine and clunk noise after the fix. Took in left overnight, they said would test drive. Next day they said the noise is normal and there is nothing wrong with the car. The mileage was same as I left it, so no test drive was taken. Fed up with them. Will not drive on highways and very inconvenient, am mostly using hubby's vehicle. Soon out of business, Pontiac should not be getting away with this.

- Columbus, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 042006


  • Manual transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Transmission makes high pitched whining noise during acceleration in 3rd, 4th and 5fth gear. Constant high pitched whine in 4th and 5th gear. Problem developed within 3 months of owning the car. Took the car into the service shop in August of 2006. Was told that the noise was normal and sent away. Complained to the service manner, Mr. Stone. He failed to respond to my complaints. Contacted owner of dealership, Mr. Robert hess. He drove in the car in September of 2006. Noted the noise but could not identify. Was told that he would test drive a new car to see if the noise was present. Contacted owner (Mr. Hess) in October of 2006 was told GM rep would come look at car. Took car in on the 23rd of October. Was told that car was making a louder noise than normal and they would keep car for repair. Was contacted on the 25th of October. Was told that manufacturer feels that noise is normal and no repairs would be done. Was also told if I requested repairs on the transmission, then would not be covered.

- Gwynn Oak , MD, USA

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