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#1455 of 1496 2008 GXP, lots of problems but still love it!
Jan 11, 2012 (1:26 pm)
I bought my '08 GXP, used, with 42000 miles on it. Shortly thereafter starting hearing rear clucking noises, ended up with new rear struts. Dealer got it under warranty for me. Then this year at 62000 miles, started to experience hesitation and chugging with acceleration. I told the dealer it needed a new tranny, but they told me to bring it back when it did it more consistently. Ended up stranded one morning when it lost power altogether. The car got a new tranny and radiator under warranty for Xmas this year. So 2 major repairs on the vehicle in the 20,000 miles I have owned it. Lots of other minor issues like sensors going, dummy lights coming on for no reason, trouble finding decent tires for it once Eagle stopped making those sizes. This is my 3rd Grand Prix. My 1997 GT was somewhat problematic, my 2002 GTP was PERFECT - not even any noises to annoy you. Despite my issues I would absolutely have bought another GXP had Pontiac been able to continue. I drove the G8 - not impressed at all. My GXP kicks a G8's rear! It feels just like I am driving my old 1992 Trans Am. The thrill I get every time I drive the GXP makes all the hassle of repairs and time spent at the dealer well worth it. It pays to have a reliable, trustworthy GM dealer to take it to, like I do. Chances are, with this vehicle, you are going to need it!
Jan 11, 2012 (1:44 pm)
FastCarGal, do you self a favor. Spend a little more money and have a Transmission Cooler installed. The problem with these transmissions is that they get too hot, and blow up the torque converter, then all those pieces go all through the transmission gears. It will cost around $300-$400 to get one installed. If you don't do this, I can almost promise your transmission will blow out again, when out of warranty, it will cost about $2500-$3000 to rebuild it. I went through 3 tramsmissions before finding the real problem. Google this issue, you will find out this is the real problem, heat.
#1457 of 1496 Re: 2008 GXP, lots of problems but still love it! [fastcargal]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:50 am)
I'm glad to hear that your previous concerns were resolved to your satisfaction, and that you're completely loving your GXP! If we can assist in the future, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
GM Customer Service
#1458 of 1496 Re: 2006 GXP PROBLEMS [allpontiac]
Jan 12, 2012 (10:35 am)
SARAH= FROM GM CUSTOMER SERVICE. WHY YOU HAVE NOT POSTED ANYTHING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS? (I AM A GM RETIREE.) DO ANY OF THE GXPS HAVE ANY RECALLS THAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? THANKS
#1459 of 1496 Re: 2006 GXP PROBLEMS [allpontiac]
Jan 12, 2012 (11:42 am)
As recall coverage is associated to a vehicle's VIN, we ask that anybody inquiring about recalls send us the last 8 digits of the VIN in an email. This way we can look on a particular vehicle. Sometimes, per VIN parameters, vehicles will not be included in a recall based on when/where they were built or where they may have been sold, among other factors.
We look forward to hearing from you,
GM Customer Service
#1461 of 1496 power steering leak
Feb 06, 2012 (8:34 am)
We have a 2006 GrandPrix, the power steering pump was replaced and works fine but now we have small leak or power steering fluid.
I have read about recall #09132; as I bought this car used I did not recieve the letter.
Any thoughts on the repair cost??
#1462 of 1496 2004 GP GT Transmission Problems
Feb 06, 2012 (9:23 am)
Having issues with mt 04 GP GT shifting hard once the car heats up or doing extended city driving. Doesn't do it all the time. I changed the fluid and filter and problem still exist.
#1463 of 1496 Re: power steering leak [cam924]
Feb 06, 2012 (10:11 am)
If we can look to see if your vehicle has this recall open on it, we'd be happy to do so. Please email us the last 8 digits of your VIN and we'll check!
GM Customer Service
Feb 23, 2012 (5:28 pm)
My 2006 GP is doing this too. Did you get yours fixed and if so, what did you do.