NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Seat Heater/Cooler Problems

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: No heat, no air conditioning, and visibility issues because of a busted defogger system. Basically, anything coming out of a vent in the 2006 Torrent is broken.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,500 miles

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 162015


  • 130,000 miles


The seat heater stopped working. Took the vehicle to a local auto shop to have heater replaced. Mechanic removed old heater pad; the heater pad had a hole burned into it about the size of a quarter. Some very minor scorching on areas that were in contact with the heating pad. I have the part still for reference.

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 012012


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated while attempting to accelerate the vehicle would not move. The contact also indicated that on several occasions while driving at speeds above 45 mph the vehicle would suddenly stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the defect. The contact also indicated that while operating the heater or air conditioner a mist was coming from the vents leaving a residue inside the cabin. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The contact also indicated that the drivers side heated seat was extremely hot to the touch and a electrical burning odor was present. The defrost malfunctioned which created a visibility hazard. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 85000.

- Lansing, MI, USA

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