Last post on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Transmission, Sedan
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#489 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [dblake78250]
Jun 12, 2013 (12:25 pm)
Wow I am in the exact same boat as you and your wife. My car was recently making loud sounds as my car shifted from first to second gear, and all of a sudden it went out on me on my way to work. I cant drive my car in the normal drive gear but I can in the lower gears.
Is there anything that your and your wife did to get compansated or any help from GM?
#490 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [rmay0405]
Jun 12, 2013 (12:55 pm)
Good luck to you. I spent over $4,000 and had the car back at the dealer 3 times and the better part of a month without a car before it got fixed (for now). All I got from GM was "I feel your pain".
#491 of 498 Re: Transmission Needs Replacing [richsolnuv]
Jun 12, 2013 (12:59 pm)
The problem (for now) ended up being a bad valve body in the re manufactured transmission that they installed. There was no charge to fix it, but they had it another week and I had spent over $700 to have the motor mounts replaced when that wasn't the problem.
#492 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [rmay0405]
Jun 13, 2013 (12:35 pm)
I updated my original post on May 08, 2013 #481. We've never had the car serviced, nor has the problem reoccurred. I manage my fluids myself, changed the oil last weekend. The tranny fluid looked in good shape, up to the top of the level. My wife wants to not press the issue, and get rid of the car altogether, before it starts trouble again, and breaks the bank.
#493 of 498 Re: 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP [bbaisden]
Jul 28, 2013 (9:50 pm)
Amen brother! Of all the bs talk from customer service as to what could be wrong with my 06 GXP Tranny, you sir sound like you have the ultimate answer.I just turned 80k on mine and Its time for an import! No more Garbage Motors!Thanks for the 411.
Aug 06, 2013 (3:53 pm)
I have been reading the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP transmission posts with interest and decided to post hoping someone from Gm would see this and respond, or maybe someone could tell me how to reach some one in authority at GM. I just had my fourth,that's right fourth transmission installed in my GXP in 89,000 miles.The dealer who rebuilt the other transmissions "only" charged me $1621.00 this time it was out of warranty by about 18 days and could not be covered under the 100000 mile ,3 year guarantee. Last time it was $1850 or so. The time before it was only $ 500.00 that one lasted approximately 2,000 miles. When i picked up the car it had many new scratches and a nice new ding. The heads up display also did not work. Back to the dealer today they tell me the problem is inside the dashboard and not related. WhenI called GM I had the pleasure of speaking to someone named Tommy who sounded like he was stoned. He could not string together a even half coherent sentence had no answers just told me my car was out of warranty. Anybody have any Ideas, could really use some help.
Aug 19, 2013 (9:53 am)
hello my name is misty and i am having tranny troubles with my gxp to. i have located a transmission that fixes all of GM's flaws. as soon as i can locate that website again i will let you know
#497 of 498 Re: ChrisD [chrisd2]gxp tranny
Aug 20, 2013 (2:06 pm)
i have found the website i was talking about. they say they have fixed the flaws in the pontiac trannys. im fixin to get one for mine. try www.tripleedgeperformance.com the high performance one is right under $1900.00 and you can also add other stuff to make it better. they build it when you order it. i hope this helps.
Aug 22, 2013 (12:43 pm)
I would like to thank all the people who responded to my earlier post. I heard from pontiac the very next morning, they were very concerned about my situation. After three weeks of being shuffled from one person to the next, I was told there was nothing they could do for me because my vehicle was out of warranty. They stated that they had helped me through their assistance program by reducing the price of the transmissions.
I responded by asking them if they considered transmissions a wear item and asking them to give me an answer as to why I would need four transmissions in 89,000 miles. They only would repeat their mantra that they had helped me and my vehicle was out of warranty. This has been a very frustrating and eye opening experience.
Not sure what my next move will be considering a lawsuit have spoken to my attorney.