2008 Pontiac Solstice engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,200 miles

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2008 Pontiac Solstice engine problems

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2008 Pontiac Solstice Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202015


  • 23,400 miles


The Solstice maintenance light on the dash comes on intermittently reading "ESC service". with that the brake lights would come on and stay on without the brake pedal being pushed. After shutting the car off it would reset itself. Now, as soon as we start the car, the brake lights come on and are staying on withought the brake pedal being pushed and there is no ESC service light indication light illuminated. The brake pedal is high and hard to press. In addition we've experienced difficulty shutting off the cruise control. All of these symptoms are called out on a GM recall #13036 for over 2 million vehicles but the Pontiac Solstice is not listed under the recall. It appears it should be. All of the problems noted on this recall are symptomatic to what we are experiencing with our car. The car is not drivable at this point. It's noted on the recall that any of the above condition increases the risk of a crash. We contacted General Motors and opened a claim. We are being told that any repairs / adjustments that are done will need to come out of our pockets as the Pontiac Solstice is not listed on this recall. This is a very dangerous situation and should be addresses expeditiously.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 112009


  • 3,000 miles
I purchased my 2008 Pontiac Solstice on September 29, 2009. I didn't have a problem until I started it up and began to pull out of the nearby mall parking lot and as I went to press the brake, it made a low grinding noise, almost like the ABS was locking up except the light wasn't on, and I was merely cruising, not even on the gas pedal. I rear ended the person in front of me - not bad, just knocking off my Pontiac emblem on the hood, and denting it in slightly. The very next day, the same incident occurred. From these two wrecks alone, I received four tickets, resulting in my license being suspended, my insurance canceling on me, and setting me back a good couple of thousand dollars in court fees. I filed a claim with General Motors in January once I did some research and found a bulletin on here about the brakes. They still have yet to do anything, even after I have faxed them numerous documents including my tickets, the bulletin, bill of sale, paper stating my license being suspended, and so on. Also, I even broke my toe from one of the collisions from where I had actually pushed down harder on the brake to make it stop. Robert bronson, my claim adjuster for General Motors has spoken with me since January, (when I am able to get in touch with him) and has done absolutely nothing to solve this problem.

- Dalton, GA, USA

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