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Pontiac Grand Prix, Brakes, Sedan
#61 of 88 Re: 2005 Pontiac GTP in Germany: I need help! [wobbly]
Apr 05, 2008 (1:09 am)
Hello I am also in germany Ramstein with a 2003 grand prix gt. I am having front end problems with the wheel hubs they will go around 80,000 miles. You can order parts from autozone with free shipping this helps us over here and also there is suppose to be a gm dealer in homburg or hamburg that is near here and you can get your car serviced or get warranty work done there.
#62 of 88 Excessive Brake Wear
Apr 10, 2008 (11:49 am)
I just had to have hub bearing assembly, alignment, brake pads(front and back) and other issues with the engine light. The mechanic that replaced the temp sensor told me that there is a big list of call backs on different models of the Grand Prix. Evidently GM knows about all these problems and have no intention of contacting the owners to make the corrections. I have an 2000 GP GTP and have never had so many problems with a car. I am a light driver, so all of the Grand Prixs are lemons. The dealerships are either incompetent to diagnose the problems or they are just milking the owners of these cars of every penny that they can.
#63 of 88 Re: ABS comes on while braking [dsjr]
Apr 21, 2008 (8:54 pm)
did you ever figure out what was making that happen, if so what did it involve and how much did it cost, i have an 04 GP and i am experiencing the same thing
#64 of 88 Re: ABS comes on while braking [skacase22]
Apr 22, 2008 (3:02 am)
Yes I had the wheel bearing replaced on the drivers side and then about a month after the light was on. Went to have the other one replaced and found out that the 1st one ABS wires had been ripped out of the bearing. This model the ABS sensor is in the bearing assembly. I ended up with both bearings being replaced (one under warranty) and complete brake job for total price of $730. Wheel bearings can be done at home and then front end alignment by a shop. You can find the parts on the net for cheaper than your local parts house. I also have a bad axel that was found during all of this so keep that in mind. Some parts can be found at w-body.com.
#65 of 88 Re: GXP premature brake wear!! [blueknight1]
Apr 26, 2008 (1:06 pm)
I have 35000 miles on my '06 GXP and have just been informed it will need its third set of brakes and rotors. Something is dreadfully wrong with the design of this brake system. New rotors and brakes were installed by the dealer in June of '07 and I already need another set with just city driving, not racing? I think the system needs to be recalled by GM.
#66 of 88 Re: GXP premature brake wear!! [tremicklaw]
Apr 30, 2008 (9:46 am)
Hi! At 27,000 miles I had to have my front brake pads replaced and the rotors cut on my 2006 GXP. I am by no means hard on brakes. I have had three GTP's and never replaced the brakes. And at around 28,000 miles I was told that my tie rods were loose and had to be replaced and needed two new rear tires because they were cupping. I also had to have the steering wheel rack replaced because the whinning noise was driving me crazy. I go back to the dealer in about a month for an oil change and can't wait to see what they come up with now. chats1
#67 of 88 Re: GXP premature brake wear!! [etcb]
May 11, 2008 (7:27 pm)
I see quality has not improved with GM--especially Pontiacs. I have a 2001 GP GT. Bought with 35000 mi. Now has 63000. List of problems: steering rack replaced at 35000. Three wheel bearing hub assemblies so far starting at about 45000 mi. Problems with ABS sensors. Both front coil springs broke--one of them twice! Two sets of rear brakes--front brakes need replacing (rotors & pads) after less than a year. This will be third set on front. Both tie rods and misc. bushings. Now need control arm bushing, CV joint half shaft and both mufflers replaced to pass state inspection. All of this at just 63000 miles. Less than 30000 put on by me. Except for the mufflers, these parts should not go so soon, and on a Honda or Toyota would not. Bottom line is Pontiac (GM) is putting junk parts in their cars. I will not buy American again. You may love or like your Pontiac, probably for the styling and perceived performance like I did, but they`re not worth the problems and aggravation. Anyone with a problem GM should dump it now. I will soon!
#68 of 88 Re: Gran Prix brakes [rmozol]
Jun 12, 2008 (1:08 pm)
My 2001 Grand Prix had the same problem with the traction and ABS light coming on. The dealer replaced every thing on it including the sensor, brake module twice, wiring harness twice, wiring harness connector, had me spend $500 on a brake job, you name it and most of was under the extended warranty but my car still has the same problem. At times the ABS ligh and the traction light comes on, when you start to break or sometimes when you turn makes this vibrating break noise. The good news is that the car has 95000 miles on it and I am about to get rid of it.
I am never buying another PONTIAC. This was my 3rd PONTIAC ( TRANSPORT and Grand AM) . Grand AM was OK but the 95 Transport Van was a piece of crap.
#69 of 88 Re: Gran Prix brakes [carvip]
Jun 12, 2008 (6:27 pm)
Pretty discouraging what goes on with GM cars--reports point to Pontiac as most troublesome. My 98 bonneville was a very good car. I thought I was upgrading, at least getting something as good with Grand Prix, but that was not the case. The quality is definitely spotty, with some people reporting that their 2001 GP is a great car with few problems, while others have tons of them. My guess is that the situation is only getting worse, with GMs financial problems they`re putting cheaper junk parts into their cars. I`d never take a chance on another Pontiac, or maybe even another American car. Unfortunate situation for the US auto makers, but why should we pay good money for a potential problem car when there are proven more reliable foreign cars out there?