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Pontiac GTO, Engine, Suspension, Coupe
#10 of 142 Re: Is anyone experiencing problems with the 06 GTO? [wswone]
Jul 11, 2006 (1:27 pm)
I have a 2006 GTO. I believe it was manufactured in February so I am concerned about the strut problem. I am not too car savvy, so how do you tell if you need new struts? Are there things to look/ listen for? Also has anyone talked to pontiac about the time it takes to fix these cars. As I follow some of these discussions, I am concerned about the quality of the GTO. I have only had the vehicle for a couple of months, however I had a annoying rattle noise which was fixed, and now the cloth in the inside of the car has pulled away a little. I am not sure how they'll fix that. These are small items, however, I expect a little more for a vehicle that is over 30,000. But I guess nothing is perfect. In the plus column, it is VERY FUN TO DRIVE!!
#12 of 142 Re: 2006 GTO STRUT ISSUE [wswone]
Jul 12, 2006 (10:12 am)
Thank you for the info. They never even offered a rental to me, I dont want to leave it at dealer anyway, as that just gives the crew a chance to drive and beat my new car. I have it specifically stated on dealers computer that my vehicle is never to leave lot without my permission. i purchased mine at ferguson pontiac in broken arrow, oklahoma.
#14 of 142 Re: 2006 GTO STRUT ISSUE [gpr1200r]
Jul 14, 2006 (5:22 pm)
i have a 2006, and i have not yet checked the build date. so far no apparant leaks in the bushings. anyway, i was told by the shop manager that there are few bad bushings in the 2006 (however, that is before the bad batch started to allegedly show up), but of course there are solid not liquid filed aftermarket busings that can be installed. given the overall vehicle, this is a relatively small and easlity repairable problem. rr70
#15 of 142 Strut Problem
Jul 17, 2006 (9:05 am)
I also had a strut blow out. Build date was also 2/06. Service from dealer was great. Love this car.
#16 of 142 Strut Problem
Jul 19, 2006 (10:13 am)
I to have a 2006 pontiac GTO not sure of the manufactured date but after having it for 2 days the struts blew. I was told it may be 2 days to 2 weeks before they could get parts.
I've very disappointed and of course didn't expect this out of a new car.. yes its covered under the warranty but now it makes me wonder if the car is going to be dependable. with all the problems I have read on different fourms about the struts I think there should be a recall.
I'm just sick over this.
#17 of 142 Add another one to the list...
Jul 23, 2006 (5:56 pm)
I just dropped my GOAT off yesterday... I do not have a full diagnosis yet but I suspect it is a strut problem... Does anyone elses GTO bounce around on the highway like a boat?
#18 of 142 Re: Add another one to the list... [zrokewl299]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:10 am)
Has anyone received an explanation from their dealer as to Pontiac acknowledging that they have a problem? As of Friday my dealer could find nothing on it other than the many hits on the internet from owners looking for help.