NHTSA — Wheels 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,060 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 052012


  • 7,300 miles


I was driving down the street when a bus pulled in front of me to make a let turn. I went to apply the brakes and I only got a pulsation in the brake pedal and the vehicle wouldn't slow down until it was too late. The front of my vehicle hit the side of the bus causing significant damage to both the vehicles. After the accident I noticed the traction control and ABS lights were illuminated. After that accident the brakes have been doing the pulsation and inability to stop. I have been to the dealership numerous times and replaced wheel hubs and speed sensors and the problem still persist. This is an extremely dangerous problem and GM has done nothing!

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 172013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Passenger side wheel bearing went out resulting in extreme vibration and noise.

- Portland, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 152009

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The front driver's side wheel bearing went out resulting in extreme vibration and noise.

- Portland, IN, USA

problem #2

May 172008

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
First wheel bearing went out at 16K miles to the right front. Then the left front went out with almost 36K miles. First two replaced under warranty. Then at 55K miles started having wheel sensor faults. Dealer fixed. Wire worn through again, same fault at 72K miles. Fixed ourselves with better tape on wire. Next the left wheel bearing/hub went bad and had to be replaced at 78K miles. 3rd wheel bearing for that side. Contact GM and no help with case there, so replaced with part from autozone to save money. At 83K miles right wheel bearing went bad. This one had two bolts stuck. Had to wait around 2 weeks for bolts. Paid a shop to torch off bolts and replace bearing.3rd wheel bearing for that side. This is not normal! bearing should last over 100K. I kept the replacements that went bad if they could help figure out what is the root cause. Luckily it didn't cause an accident, but there is a major problem with my car to cause this.

- Marion, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 152010


  • 72,000 miles
I had 2 wheel bearings replaced with 3 months of one another and then the heater died. Just blows cold air - told it was the blend door and would cost $1200 to fix - which I do not have. No defrost either - definite hazard. This is obviously a defect in this vehicle and GM is not willing to fix. My car has 78,000 miles currently -

- Royersford, PA, USA

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