NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System 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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,819 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 Torrent cooling system problems

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 042011

Torrent 4WD 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles


2006 Pontiac Torrent April 17,2007 the resistor for daytime running lights replaced, now it is defective again. Also the baffle plate in the heater blower is defective. In order for it to be replaced for the car to have heat, the dashboard has to be taken apart, a $1200 bill.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 052011

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 28,100 miles
My 2006 Pontiac Torrent has 28,100 miles. I was driving the vehicle and tried to turn the defroster on for the windshield when all I got was cold air. It did not give a warning at all. I investigated online and found that there are a lot of people with the same issue. It seems that the temperature door has broken inside the dash which makes it impossible to defrost the windshield which I feel is a major safety hazard to my family and I. the part to replace is under $100 but the labor makes the entire repair over $800. I really feel that a temperature door is something to do with a part defect than wear and tear. The vehicle is hardly driven and as a former GM employee, I purchased the vehicle expecting the best quality from my former employer. Please help me because in these hard times, the regular consumer does not have that type of money to spend on those type of vehicle defects. Thanks

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 022010

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I own a 2006 Pontiac Torrent which the heat stopped working about a month or so ago. I was driving one day and turned my heater on and noticed that it was blowing cold air. My car was diagnosed and was told that it would cost $1000 or more to repair. I have been driving around with no heat and cannot use my defrost due to heat failure which obstructs my vision when driving. This vehicle should have been a recall due to the vast amount of people with the same problem. I would like to know if my vehicle can be returned for full refund in order to get one with less severe heating problems.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 102008


  • 48,000 miles


"blend door" failure, causing no heat and a $1500 repair for a fairly new car.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 202010


  • 66,381 miles
Defroster does not blow hot air out. Windshiled will not defrost.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 092010


  • 51,000 miles
Heater suddenly stopped working in 2006 Pontiac Torrent.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 262010


  • 16,250 miles
I have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent and now have no heat. Ac works fine but no heater. If this was to happen in the winter it would be a extremely serious safety problem. Doing some searching on the internet there are quite a few people with the same problem. How can this situation become a recall to GM ?

- Taber, 00, USA

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