NHTSA — Traction Control System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,661 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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2007 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 252016


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. While making a right turn at approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. The contact mentioned that the traction control warning light illuminated two days later. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000....updated 09/12/16

- Artesia, NM, USA

problem #9

Apr 102012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp and service stability traction control warning lamp flashed and remained illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and the technician reset the codes, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who test drove the vehicle, but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V344000 (air bags), but was included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V459000 (fuel system, gasoline). The contact was unable to determine if the dealer completed the recall repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Coolidge , AZ, USA

problem #8

Apr 292014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The service stability traction control light comes on. This happened not too long after I purchased vehicle. Took to dealership was told nothing appeared wrong. This has happened on and off ever since. This time it stayed on for approximately 2 days, and appears to happen if I hit a small bump in the road. Thing they should recall it to be fixed.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #7

Dec 142013


  • 87,000 miles


Service stabilitrak and traction control come on always while on the freeway. Traction control will turn itself off. Not long after these lights come on, the check engine light will come on as well. All seem to clear themselves after a couple of days. By the time I am able to have it ran for a code the lights are already off. This has happened on several occasion and very concerned about transporting my 2 year old in this car. I have had to also replace the battery already 4 times in the car and have the fuel pump module replaced twice as well.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 022013


  • 41,300 miles
I purchased my 2007 Torrent new, my service traction control light, traction control off has been coming on since I bought it. The performance and handling were not affected, it ran with no problems. I took it to the dealer to inquire about this problem. I was told it will reset itself and it did, no problem. Beginning of December 2013, I was attempting to merge into traffic moving about 50mph, my Torrent had no problem merging before, as I began to enter the traffic there were three dings, traction control off. This time engine power reduced, totally unexpected. The Torrent would not accelerate above 15 mph, it felt like the brakes were holding the vehicle back the engine was revving at 4000 RPM. Turned off car, waited a minute restarted, ran fine. Engine power reduced comes on a daily basis. I can't trust this vehicle now!

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 042013

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 115,114 miles
I cut my car on this morning and the service traction control, service stabilitrac, and ABS lights were on. They stayed on throughout my drive to take my son to and from school. I just got this vehicle last night and the dealer said everything checked out fine as car was placed "GM on a roll inspection". it was checked 2 days in a row and I have the paperwork showing as nothing wrong. I check on it today online and it seems to be a common issue with this vehicle.

- Pelion, SC, USA

problem #4

Oct 042012


  • 50,000 miles


The car displayed traction control and stabilitrack warning on Oct. 4, 2012 for a few hours and then it was gone. On Nov. 17, 2013, it came back and remains on.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042012

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The stabilitrak and traction control warnings started coming on last August 2012. The vehicle stayed parked most of 2012 since the problem persist and we didn't have means to pay for a repair like that. We got a letter in October 2012 about a recall due to a faulty plastic part on the fuel tank. We had that replaced and thought the warnings would go away but they haven't. I went back to work in January 2013, and the problem has only gotten worst! this is our primary car now and it's scary when you have two kids in the vehicle and the engine power is reduced while on the freeway! we almost got into a number of accidents because of this problem. Just today 02/25/2013, the vehicle started feeling like it was going to die. I had to pull over on the freeway, turn off the car and wait for it to settle down. The vehicle started up as if nothing happened. There is no reason why this should happen in California when the weather conditions are no where near triggering the controls. I've read a lot of reviews of other consumers having the same problem with their 2007 Pontiac Torrent and I hope GM is prepared for another recall!

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

May 202009

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
Stabilitrak warning door locks problems pax airbag warning 2007 Pontiac Torrent.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102010


  • 24,200 miles
Turning corner (right hand turn) in 3-4 inches of loose snow and the ABS light, traction control light and stabilitrac sensor all came on. Warning message of service stabilitrac soon displayed on control panel. After parking the car overnight, all warnings except ABS were off and ABS warning light went off after approximately 2 minutes. This has happened at least once a year for all three years I have owned the vehicle. It was repaired at the dealership where I purchased it twice and I was told there was nothing wrong once since the lights went off before I was able to get it to the dealer. Also intermittently seems to have a power drain for no reason and with no warning lights appearing on the dash display.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

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