2008 Pontiac Torrent fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel System, Gasoline

NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,634 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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2008 Pontiac Torrent fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


Car refused to accelerate when I tried to get out of a dangerous situation. Had to floor the accelerator and engine light lit up for a few minutes only. Jerking (lack of acceleration) continued until called GM ho and connected with my dealer under "special coverage." Had to take a mechanic on the road and duplicate to be sure I was not dismissed again without fixing. Given a hard time about getting the full special coverage to cover the spark plug wires & spark plugs, but dealer gave in since repeated visits for same problem. Still awaiting a "specialist" from GM to call back regarding spark plugs being included and why I cannot view the actual "special coverage" document as to this problem possibly repeating itself every 6 months per other owners.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 132014

Torrent 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Reported very sluggish acceleration "chugging" between 45-65 mph for the last year. No engine light. Took to dealer and they "couldn't recreate it" so nothing done.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 292013


  • 63,901 miles
There is a very strong fuel smell from under the vehicle it does not matter if I have a full tank or almost empty tank of gas. There is no visible leaks anywhere. I am a mother of two small children and this is very concerning to me.

- Seven Points, TX, USA

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