NHTSA — Power Train Problems

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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:
61,032 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Pontiac Torrent drivetrain problems

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 212014


  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the PCM was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 83,000.

- Ranger , IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 212014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
While driving vehicle at 45mph engine suddenly stopped and steering became difficult. All dash lights still illuminated radio functional. Coasted to side of road, fortunately there were no vehicle behind me at the time of the failure. I tried to restart the vehicle, the engine would not crank. I waited five minutes and then the engine would crank and start. I took it to the Chevrolet dealer and was told the security function of the PCM was defective and causing the fuel pump to stop.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 162013


  • 126 miles
This Torrent stopped at 65 mph on a triple lane highway when I was in the middle lane. A good samaritan with a truck came up behind me with his flashers on and pushed me to the side of the road. The engine would not crank. After waiting a while the engine would crank and started right up. This has happened 5 times now where it just stops but restarts after a few minutes. I understand a vehicle can break and not run. But a vehicle that is running should never be shut down by the computer when it is capable of running and be putting a driver in danger. If this vehicle is capable of correcting itself in a few minutes to run again for another week before it happens again it should run right through the dangerous shutdown. It is a dangerous flaw that need to be addressed. Rather than shut the car down it could go into a run mode to allow the drive to make it to a safe location. Pontiac knows of this issue and has issued service bulletin on it. This vehicle is too dangerous to drive on a highway.

- Plymouth, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated while driving 10 mph, a loud screeching noise was under the hood and the vehicle stalled. Upon restart, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop, where the contact was informed that the noise was coming from the transmission flex plate. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- West Chester, PA, USA

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