Last post on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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#462 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix GXP Transmission problems [fleetwood90]
Jan 13, 2013 (3:54 pm)
This car not only has transmission problems, I had to put a new one in last year 2005 Grand Prix, the brakes are an arm and leg to replace. But I love the way it runs.
#463 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix GXP Transmission problems [fleetwood90]
Jan 13, 2013 (4:45 pm)
I feel your pain fleetwood90. I bought my 2007 GXP new...so I didn't have the advantage of websites like this.
The worse part is GM's total disregard for their customers. I've been a GM man for 35 years...owned at least 17 brand new GM products....but thanks to the way they treated me....and all of you....I will never buy another GM product...ever.
These GXP's should have been recalled years ago....and repaired 100% by GM. But those losers refuse to do anything about it.
Here's the website to report GM and their lack of action on this huge problem
#464 of 498 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem
Jan 20, 2013 (1:06 am)
My wife today reported to me she had an Automatic Transmission problem shifting into a higher gear than it should have with a lot of noise at low speeds, forcing her to limp home through our subdivision. I immediately took a look, turned it on, popped the hood and checked the trans fluid. Last month I checked the fluid, it looked like the fluid level between the Full and Add holes on the stick. Today it looked over full, and rather bubbly. The Trans operating temp was stable at 201'. Then I took for a test drive. 10 minutes of subdivision driving, then onto the highway and then returned home through the sub again. No problem found.
Next I came to this forum, and I am amazed to find so many folks having this exact issue, so I know my wife experienced something, likely transmission slippage, possibly due to the computer not knowing how to deal with a possible change in transmission performance, and started acting like a beginner learning how to drive a stick.
The GP has only 69K, purchased 2 yrs ago under 50K. I'm a loyal GM buyer, currently there are four other Pontiacs in my driveway:
1999 Grand Am SE/2.4L with 302K. Owned since 2001 at 45K. Best car ever, it has original everything, until 285K, ran like a champ. Then the water pump finally sprang a leak, which my Good Year shop replaced along with the timing chain. Never ran well after that. Good bye Good Year.
2004 Grand Am SE/2.2L with 129K. Owned since 2006 at around 45K. Not a lucky car. That same year, Tropical Storm Erin caused flooding and destroyed the engine. So the engine was replaced, and then died again at 127K when my daughter burned out that engine not changing oil. The engine was rebuilt for 3K, and it remains a decent car, hope to get my moneys worth out of it.
2004 Grand Am GT/V6 with 99K. Owned since new. Running great, not much to say about it except it is sexy.
2008 G6/V6 with 80K. Owned since 71K last year, and is quite sharp.
#465 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [dblake78250]
Jan 20, 2013 (6:47 pm)
This is how my problem began. I had trans replaced at 75000 miles last year. GM did assist with cost but you have to call their customer service and have it checked out and done at GM dealership. It has been a chronic problem with these cars. Should have been a recall done
#466 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [dblake78250]
Jan 21, 2013 (10:37 am)
If you would like for us to help get you set up to get this checked into by a dealership, or want for us to follow up on any visits you may have already made, we can be contacted at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#467 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [dblake78250]
Jan 24, 2013 (10:31 am)
I am also having he same problem with my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. What is GM doing about this problem in so many of its cars?
#468 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [savvyt]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:11 am)
Not a thing.
A decent company would have enacted a recall and paid 100% of the repairs.
GM on the other hand refuses to accept responsibility for this overwhelming problem.
Please file a complaint with NHTSA at this address:
#469 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [savvyt]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:18 pm)
NOT A DAMN THING. THEY WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT! ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY DON'T EVEN MAKE PONTIAC ANY MORE. I WISH I HAD FOUND THIS SITE BEFORE I BOUGHT THE ONE WE HAVE.
The only thing I can tell you is if you have a transmission replaced - better do it through a GM certified shop like the dealer. My wife had a local mechanic replace her tranny with a Jasper tranny. We contacted customer relations for GM and tried to see if we could get some compensation but since a dealer service shop didn't do the work, no luck. The dealer cost to replace the tranny was practically the same as the shop my wife used. So check prices and be smart. The Jasper tranny comes with a 100,000 mile warranty btw. Good luck with it. I just gave you more help than I got from GM. lol pathetic car company.
#470 of 498 Re: 2006 Grand Prix 3.8L V6 Transmission Problem [ddoster1967]
Jan 24, 2013 (7:56 pm)
Couldn't have said it better myself.
It's pretty sad when a transmission explodes at 47,000 miles with all required services documented (including trans flush and refill) and done by GM dealerships..........and they refuse to completely pay for it.
#471 of 498 My 2007 Grand Prix GXP is a piece of junk!
Feb 18, 2013 (5:14 pm)
When I purchased my 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP it had 81,000 miles on it. This didn't worry me because I had 235,000 miles on my '04 GT and have never had a a bit of trouble with it. Besides it had a 100,000 mile warranty. At 97,000 miles the transmission went out. At the time I thought I was lucky because the warranty covered it. HOWEVER, now less than 10,000 miles later, it is going out again-and no warranty. A new one is $2800 plus labor. Really?! This is my third Grand Prix but now I see why they no longer make Pontiacs. I have always loved GM products but my experience with this car has changed my mind.