Last post on Jul 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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#78 of 87 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Oct 01, 2008 (9:52 am)
On October 20, 2007, I bought a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix in which within three weeks of purchasing the car I had to take it back to the dealership three times. The steering wheel was shaking when slow down, the front end of the car felt like it was going to come apart and since I didn't know anything about it, they told me it was fixed the first time. I took a trip to a different state and on my way back the car wouldn't go over 50mph, so I called the dealership and as I figured, they couldn't do much about it since the car wasn't there (duh). So, I called to get the car towed and the lady told me there was a GM near where I was at, so she guided me to get there in which the people at that Dealership was very helpful. It was something with the computer that prevented the car to go over 50mph. In regards to the shaking issue, the guy told me that i had to get my rotors/brakes replaced. I took it back to the dealership from where I bought it and a 3rd time it was fixed in which they were looking at me like it was my fault... I never went back...Now I'm having an issue that the right front tire is making a noise, I took the car to two different mechanics, and apparently i'm crazy because they say they can't feel anything. I hear it making a clap clap clap noise (i know silly me trying to describe noise) and when driving and also when i steer i feel like a detaching noise... I'm scare that the car is going to fall apart one day...
My question: I want to know if grand prix's have a rotors/brakes/abs system factory defect??? (I called Pontiac and of course, they will not say anything in particular)...
#79 of 87 Re: Grand Prix GXP bad brake rotor design [tremicklaw]
Nov 15, 2008 (12:59 pm)
I have a 2006 gxp. Had front pads/rotors replaced at 33k and had checked today at 56k. They tell me both sets need changed. I said bs and asked how much to just change all 4 pads. Total: about $550; just for pads!!!!!!
Can you tell me the name of the company in California you got aftermarket rotors/pads and contact info. Also, if you dont mind, what it cost you.
#80 of 87 Re: Grand Prix GXP bad brake rotor design [blippert]
Nov 17, 2008 (5:17 pm)
fyi. I'm not the one who purchased rotors or pads in Cal. I have a 92 GTP that I can not make a "panic stop" with.
#81 of 87 2004 GP GT ABS brakes engaging when slowing down
Dec 10, 2008 (7:14 am)
I have a 2004 GP GT and recently it started to engage the ABS brakes everytime i come to a slow speed. Sometimes I barely get it to stop because brakes won't stop sputtering and slipping. Every once in awhile the "ABS Brake Enaged" light comes on when stopping. I was wondering if this is a electrical problem or something else?
#82 of 87 Re: 2004 GP GT ABS brakes engaging when slowing down [ElPaco]
Jul 24, 2010 (9:08 am)
Could be your speed sensor wiring harness. It's getting a bad reading and thinks you're in a slid or spin. Parts and labor about $260.
#83 of 87 05 Grand Prix GTP brake system
Aug 16, 2010 (9:02 am)
Getting ready to replace wheel hubs and brakes on my 05 GTP. Are there issues I should be aware of, ie: pressurized system, etc. before I start this process? Don't have a service manual for reference but would appreciate any suggestions.
#86 of 87 Re: 05 Grand Prix GTP brake system [bobcat112]
Jul 26, 2012 (10:08 am)
I know that its been years since this thread was posted but i bought a 2005 grand prix bout a year in a half ago. It has 135,600 miles on it and drives ok from time to time. I always had an issue with it turning over and starting which never got fixed and a problem with my transmission slipping. After taking the car to the shop after a year of having it more problems came. I had a leak in my transmission that i got fixed and began to to put Lucas in there which actually helped my transmission change gears better. Now the problem is not the trans. After getting a tune up my car won't pick up speed, rpm goes crazy, even when i don't touch the gas it goes high, and if i press on gas pedal it stalls like it doesn't want to pick up speed. Now my wheel shakes at about 55mph, sometimes it does this and somtimes it don't. And after doing research just found out they have a recall on steering. IM a female and don't know too much about cars but i do try to keep the maintenance up on it, which has kinda helped me out. I know my car could drive better and want to know if anyone else r having these problems. Btw i changed the map sensor and did tune up what do u think. Is my car fine or do i need more work done
#87 of 87 Re: 05 Grand Prix GTP brake system [msjreenai]
Jul 31, 2012 (4:16 pm)
Was this work done with one of our dealerships? If you would like for us to follow up on this with them, please lease don't hesitate to email at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service