Last post on Aug 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Transmission, Sedan
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#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.
#472 of 498 Re: My 2007 Grand Prix GXP is a piece of junk! [cindydunagan]
Feb 18, 2013 (5:25 pm)
us too bud.. we will not be buying anymore GM vehicles
#473 of 498 Re: My 2007 Grand Prix GXP is a piece of junk! [cindydunagan]
Feb 19, 2013 (7:57 am)
Sorry to hear about the transmission problems you're having. If we can check into this further for you, please contact us via email at socialmediagm.com (please include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#474 of 498 2006 GXP Transmission
Feb 19, 2013 (1:52 pm)
My wife's 2006 GXP just had the tranny replaced by the dealer. They opened it up and found the third gear pack had been burned up. We got 146,000. miles out of the original tranny. I had bought an extended warranty from a company knowing the trans was going. But the Warranty Company said since I did not do the 50,000. miles fluid change they would not cover it. Pontiac Warranty Service book says 100,000. miles for normal driving. I did it at 88,000. So a fight is coming which I hopefully will win. I opted for a new trans not a rebuild. A little more money but it came with a 3 year 100,000. mile warranty. Worth it. The car runs great and is smooth as hell. First long trip got 24.5 mpg. I still wish Pontiac would wake up and start backing the transmission.