Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Engine, Sedan
#424 of 430 Re: where did everybody go? [kirstie_h]
Aug 07, 2012 (4:46 pm)
kirstie, did or do you have one of these cars?
#425 of 430 Re: where did everybody go? [benajah1759]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Aug 08, 2012 (7:48 am)
No, I just host this discussion.
Oct 27, 2012 (7:25 pm)
I am shocked to see all of the Grand Prix's that have caught fire.
My car engine started on fire last week, 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3800 engine. I decided to google Pontiac fires because I was so confused why it started on fire.
Parked my car outside to go into a store and within a few minutes I overhear someone mentioning that an older Grand Prix has smoke coming from the engine and I go outside to see it was my car!
Car is totalled just lucky the car fire didn't injure anyone or anything else. Still a little freaked out that could have started in my garage.
Didn't realize there were all these issues with the 3800 engine.
Nov 30, 2012 (9:43 pm)
MY 97 grand prix caught fire back in September. the fire went out before it caused any serious damage. off instinct, I replaced the cat converter, spark plug wires, o2 sensor, and power steering hose, car still gives off burning smell but I won't drive it longer than 5 minutes for fear that it will catch on fire again. I called the dealer and they said that my car had already been serviced for the recall and they sent me a letter saying my car was out of warranty in 2007 so what next? I really would like to drive my car again.
#428 of 430 Re: Same problem [zthomas91]
Dec 01, 2012 (6:42 am)
The dealer told you it had already been serviced for the recall by taking of the plastic part that would catch and hold oil drippings.
What I would do is replace the silicon valve cover seals with new ones. They tend to settle with age and not seal as tightly, allowing a little leakage. Replacing them stops the leak.
#429 of 430 Re: lost more than the car [bzeller]
Sep 03, 2013 (9:36 am)
I started a such of a lawsuit because Oct. 2008 I had expireanced this same problem. My engieng cought fire 3:00am on my way to work. Frist it stalled so I turned around to head back home. Soon as I made the u-turn that's when my engieng went up in smoke. I feild a police report but had the vehchile towed to the junk yard. Here it is 2013 and I am trying to get passed it but as a reminder GM keep sending me a Recall Card after the fact so I am S. O. L.' ed out of a car and a lawsuit. I had to acquire a car note (which I've never done before). It happened so fast. The car was running good one minute and then the next this fire. I lost everything as well. I almost didn't get out the car because all the power locks that I was used to stop working, I panically unlatched the manual lock though a prayer.
#430 of 430 Re: 2002 Grand Prix GTP [gmcustsvc]
Nov 22, 2013 (3:47 pm)
I had the same issue with my Pontiac grand prix 2002. My engine caught fire 10-15 minutes after it was turned off! i was shocked because i hadnt had prior engine problems and terrified because i was in the car ten minutes before it burst into flames. I couldnt get the fire out, eventually police and the fire department ended the fire before it spread to my house. This is a terribly dangerous situation and i am shocked. I was not notified when i bought the car used at a dealership. My insurance wont cover the damage and my car is totalled