Last post on Feb 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Pontiac Torrent, SUV
#52 of 61 Re: A Permanent Fix Please [ohiotorrent]
Jun 06, 2012 (5:28 pm)
VN is 2CKDL33F986056413. Dealer is Toth Buick. They seem like a good dealership. Sorry, I had the mileage wrong in the original note.
Yes, I am sure I talked with the service person on 11/08/2010 (20,282 miles) about towing the boat and glad that we were not on our way to Lake Erie when the plug/wire went bad. Second plug/wire replacement was on 12/01/2011 (27, 977 miles). I don't think we discussed towing - just that there was no permanent fix. It made two trips to Wisconsin (550 miles each way) before the first plug/wire was replaced with no problems. Current mileage is 30,596 miles. Is it always a plug on the front side of the engine that goes bad? Those could be replaced on the road. Though, I could not tell by looking which plug was misfiring. The rear plugs are about impossible to even touch.
#53 of 61 Re: A Permanent Fix Please [gmcustsvc]
Jul 07, 2012 (10:28 am)
I too, as so many other's am having problems with my 2006 Torrent, that seem to be adding up $$.
The passenger's window quit working, air and heat only come out of the defrost at the winshield and the most recent is; you are driving down the road and the car dies, loss of total power( scary) So far, after sitting for awhile ( if you can make it off the road) , 3 or 4 turns of the key and it will restart. The ignition has a little hesitation too.
Took it to the garage to have it put on the computer and it didn't show up anything! Mechanic said; it MIGHT be the computer, $700.00 to replace it BUT; they CAN NOT garintee that it will fix the problem!
Any ideas for a perminent fix of the power loss problem? Can not afford to have an accident or to be guessing what will fix it!
Any help would be greatly appriciated!
Thank You, Carmal
#54 of 61 Re: A Permanent Fix Please [carmal]
Jul 07, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Good afternoon carmal,
Is the garage you're working with one of our GM dealerships? If so, we're happy to follow up on this with them for you. Please contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, the last 8 of your VIN, and the name of your dealership).
GM Customer Service
#55 of 61 Re: A Permanent Fix Please [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jul 14, 2012 (9:43 am)
Thank You, for your response
I have sent an email, to the email you provided with all my information.
Thank You, Carmal
#56 of 61 2008 Pontiac Torrent misfiring
Aug 03, 2012 (10:38 am)
Torrent has 32k miles on it, engine light came on this morning, started chugging - called On Star for diagnostics and they said it was misfiring on "1".
Is this a spark plug issue or a recall issue? Please help going away this weekend- bad time for this.
#57 of 61 Re: 2008 Pontiac Torrent misfiring [peppe23]
Aug 04, 2012 (1:46 pm)
Were you able to get this resolved before heading out for the weekend? I hope all is well! If we can look into anything, please contact us at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#58 of 61 2007 Pontiac Torrent: Hesitating on acceleration
Oct 05, 2012 (4:14 pm)
My 2007 Pontiac Torrent has been hesitating upon acceleration. I spoke to the dealer yesterday about the sympthoms and they suspected the spark plugs and plug wires, as this has been a recall item with the Equinox. Upon checking my Torrent, it was indeed the same exact problem, but is not covered by the recall. I don't understand why not! If they know this is a problem effecting multiple cars, why are only a select few covered? I purchased an extended warranty, which of course ended at 5 yrs (only a few months ago), is there any other recourse for this problem? This is not a small expense but must be repaired for my Torrent to again be reliable transportation. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#59 of 61 Re: 2007 Pontiac Torrent: Hesitating on acceleration [csimons]
Oct 08, 2012 (8:08 am)
Good morning csimons,
When a recall situation has been observed by GM, we refer to our manufacturing records to determine which vehicles, identified by Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), are involved. GM determines the start and end points of the issue within in the build process and then equate that to the range of vehicles (VINs) that carry the part or feature in question.
If you would like for us to look into the situation further with you, we're happy to do so. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with more details, including your name and Edmunds username, phone and address, the last 8 of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#60 of 61 Re: Tired of this [gmcustsvc]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:02 am)
Are u reading all of the complaints. Obviously the Dealership Isnt the Answer considering THEY dont FIX the problem or WONT cover it under the said warranty
Feb 08, 2013 (10:11 pm)
I have been looking at a 2008 Torrent with 79,500 miles. I am seeking information from owners on this vehicle as to its reliability, etc. In other words, should I seriously consider this vehicle. Also, has it been discontinued and if so how long will parts/service be available for this vehicle. Comments will be most appreciated.