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Pontiac Grand Prix, Transmission, Sedan
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#441 of 487 Re: 2006 Grand Prix GT [jennyrb17]
Jul 15, 2012 (5:57 am)
My 2006 GT just turned 70k, and all systems are working great, original brakes show no signs of rotor warping, however being a SW Fla car it is hot most of the time and tranny temps do get a wee bit warm..
This car was a bargain buy 61 months ago and for the current driving I do it is a good performer..The S/C engine handles the a/c well and lots of driving is done with sunroof open and a/c running..Overall gas mileage is around 20mpg, interstate rolling it gets real around 24 mpg at elevated speeds..
Will dump it around 90k miles to avoid the expense of a tranny which is probably an expense of 1/2 the car's value..
Good Luck on with your GT..
#442 of 487 Re: 2007 Grand Prix GXP [markg16]
Jul 20, 2012 (8:54 pm)
I'm sure this is going to come as a huge shock to you and everyone else on here, but my transmission just blew AGAIN! Stranded me in a drive thru, I had to get out and ask the people behind me to push me out of the line!!!!
The rebuild didn't even last 20,000 miles! markg16, I believe you mentioned something about your brother in a previous post. I would really like to get in touch with both of you.
#443 of 487 Third time not the charm
Jul 22, 2012 (12:59 pm)
After spening $1,000 in 2003 on my transmission and $1,000 in 2006, I thought the problem had been fixed for good in my 1999 Grand Prix. Now it is lurching up hills and getting progressively worse.
It acts like it wants to shift down to a lower gear to climb the hill, but it cannot do it. I love my car so much. It is so comfortable and fits me perfectly. Everything else has been great? But why are these transmissions so bad???
I am now at 114,000 miles and wanted to make it to 200,000. The previous problems occurred at 30,000 and 60,000.
Has anyone has this problem and know of a fix? Or is it, "Take it to the dealership and let them try to figure it out while costing me $$$"?
#444 of 487 Re: 2007 Grand Prix GXP [markg16]
Jul 25, 2012 (3:58 pm)
Received a call from the "GM Customer Service" rep. He said he'd look into it.
In the meantime I received a call from the dealership who said that the "Torque Converter exploded and left shrapnel throughout the transmission." They told me that their service manager talked to the GM district boss and that if I paid $1000....GM would take care of the rest of the cost of a replacement transmission.
Although I feel that a transmission should not explode on a car with only 47,000 original miles.....3 months after the 5 year warranty expired and 5 months after the transmission was serviced, drained, flushed, and refilled.....I agreed to the plan.
Last night I picked up the car and was pleasantly surprised to see that I owed nothing...the receipt said $0 due.
I figured that GM finally saw the light and realized it was wrong to charge ANYTHING for what is an obvious GM design flaw (I found another site that shows 322 owners of 2005-2007 GXP's...all with the same problem).
Well...I was wrong.
I got a call today from the dealer....They "forgot" to charge me the $1000 and I had to go back and pay them.
The local GM customer service rep "Oscar" who called me at least 4 times...was TOTALLY USELESS......had no idea what he was doing....and was completely out of the loop.
Great customer service huh?
He wasn't even aware of the "deal" between the dealer & GM district supervisor.
GM screwed me for $1000 bucks on a problem that never should have happened to begin with.....and the rep had the guts to tell me on the phone that "he hoped I'd continue to be a GM car buyer."
Yeah right....Treat a 17 vehicle GM buyer this way?
I'd walk before I'd buy another GM product.
Why is GM not recalling these cars NOW to replace these defective Torque Converters BEFORE they explode and ruin the entire transmission? How stupid can a car manufacturer be?
Now....off to join the hundreds of other GXP owners to file a complaint with NHTSA.
#445 of 487 Re: 2007 Grand Prix GXP [markg16]
Jul 26, 2012 (7:14 am)
With all the Grand Prix owners sharing stories of defective transmissions and other recurring issues, I would think GM would be especially receptive to those taking the time to write or call in. I got the run around the first time the transmission in my 2001 Grand Prix failed and now the car sits in front of my house needing yet another tranny rebuild/replacement. With a college freshman in August and another that's a high school senior, there is no way I an afford to throw $$$ away again. Honestly, I have lost so much faith in GM products.
#446 of 487 Re: 2007 Grand Prix GXP [onewriter901]
Jul 26, 2012 (11:34 am)
GM has ZERO concern for their customers.....thats been proven by their failure to address what is obviously a serious defect in these transmissions. I guess it should be expected when you place a V-6 transmission into a powerful V-8 automobile.
When my transmission suddenly started going out, I had just left my garage, drove down my driveway and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of our private road to the major 50 mph County highway.
When I stepped on the gas to pull out....the car traveled 3 feet and just stopped in the middle of the roadway...and my transmission just kept slipping.
Just when I thought that impact was imminent by one of those 50 mph cross traffic vehicles....the transmission slammed into gear and I was able to avoid a crash which probably would have killed me and my passenger.
I guess GM is one of those companies that waits until somebody is dead before acting responsibly.
Now GM might think that exploding Torque Converters aren't a safety violation....but I'm quite sure that NHTSA will disagree.....as well as a jury.
Notice how there's not a peep from our resident GM Customer Service Reps?
Maybe GM should take the salaries they pay to these reps who do nothing and help no-one....and give it back to the customers who bought this trash they call a Grand Prix GXP.
#447 of 487 Re: 2007 Grand Prix GXP [markg16]
Jul 26, 2012 (11:39 am)
Just wanted to let everyone know the status of my GXP. First let me explain that my transmission originally started giving me problems at about 45,000 miles. I purchased a extended warranty from GM because the car had already been back to the dealer 3 times since I purchased it in June of 2005, not for transmission issues.
At about 45,000 miles I took the car in to the dealer for the transmission acting funny & the engine burning oil, the dealer told me they couldn't find anything wrong with the trans (all they did was check the fluid) & told me burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles was normal (which I called BS on).
At about 70,000 miles the transmission completely failed, my warranty had expired a week before the failure. Of course I took the normal route to complain about this, called customer service which got me absolutely NO WHERE! So, being the person I am & working as a quality professional in the automotive industry for 20+ years I called GM corporate downtown Detroit. I will not go into to detail about my conversations with them but needless to say because I had taken my car in way before my warranty expired and the tranny failed, GM completely covered a rebulid.
After a few months the transmission started acting up again, running extremely hot, slipping, etc. I took it back to the dealer that rebuilt it and once again I was told they couldn't find anything wrong. 3 months later It stranded me in a drive thru & had to ask the people in line behind me to help push it out of line!
Needless to say it went back to the dealer where it sits today. I got the call yesterday telling me that the converter had blown up, the transmission completely destroyed, the shaft, fluid pump, EVERYTHING! They are finally doing a replacement & submitted to GM for payment, which I was told shouldn't be a issue. Waiting for them to call with it finished, so we will see. I will keep everyone updated of the status.
#448 of 487 Re: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix [justin_n_mo]
Sep 20, 2012 (7:47 pm)
Hey justin i just bought a 97 grand prix GTP and have been have a little problem with the tranny i only had it a week and didnt even put 250 miles on it and it started acting weird in the mornings it wont go until the rpms are at almost 5grand and then it doesnt go very fast at all but during the day it runs just fine but kinda shifts hard so i put a new filter in it and some lucas transmissin treatment in it and still runs the same. It has 181k miles on it. do you have anyclue what i can do?????
#449 of 487 Re: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Transmission Problem [etnbaddog]
Oct 01, 2012 (9:42 am)
I definitely feel your pain my friend and I definitely agree that GM should stand by their product. I am afraid that we are STUCK with it. My wife's 2006 Grand Prix GXP had to have the transmission replaced at around 80,000 some odd miles. We went the Jasper route also. I saw on another forum that someone had the same problem and GM reimbursed them about 1/2 the cost. I followed the steps that he mentioned to me and was told by Pontiac customer care that if we had used a certified GM service center we MIGHT have gotten something from GM but since we used a local shop & Jasper tranny we were just out of luck.
My wife loves her car and I am like you I don't want to keep sinking money into an endless pit. Please keep me informed if you find out ANYTHING helpful.
#450 of 487 Acura must stop dumping cars with transmission problem.
Nov 21, 2012 (6:10 pm)
Acura is suppose to be a luxury car . It makes no sense that they are making cars with terrible transmission problems. Most of these problems may be because the tranny filters are not servicable as they are built tight into the transmission.
We may need to take up this matter to President Obama and deal the situation just like what Obama did it with Toyota's unintented acceleration. This was going on since 1999 and they keep dumping cars with trasmission issues.