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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems and Repair Histories

49 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. 14 of these members (28.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 26 repairs to 2006 Pontiac Grand Prixs--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix repairs by problem area

42% of the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 8% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 26 repairs.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 83% between $100 and $499, and 8% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Pontiac Grand Prix in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 110000    
111000 460 Bad cat converter. It was replaced 
Pontiac Grand Prix in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 70000    
71000 230 water pump leak 
 

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 4dr Sedan

supercharged 260hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Grand Prix in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 69000    
70000 360 Water pump was leaking 
79000 495 Rear brake calipers were leaking fluid 
85000 500 Oil leak from valve cover gaskets 
Pontiac Grand Prix in Idaho, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 118000    
126000 150 Passenger side ball joint needed to be replaced because it was popping and clanking. I did not repair but notified new owner that it should be fixed at some point to stop the noise. 
Pontiac Grand Prix in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 50000    
59000 350 brake all 4 wheels 
67000 0 Steering shaft replaced 
70000 0 replaced worn tie rods 
97700 400 replace heater core 
107000  

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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Pontiac Grand Prix in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
150 Windshield wiper motor broke due to an extremely heavy snowstorm. Due to water leaking into motor. 
121000 600 Dexcool decomposed into a thick, mud like fluid. Needed radiator flushed, new heater core, and replaced water pump. 
129000  
Pontiac Grand Prix in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 44000    
90300 100 Bottom transmission cooling lines were rusty, do to Michigan salt of course, and had to be replaced as they were leaking. Were noticed when changing transmission fluid. 
101300 75 Power steering pressure switch replaced, fluid was leaking. 
106000  
Pontiac Grand Prix in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 138000    
149000 200 Water pump seal beginning to seep. Noticed when performing oil change. Replaced water pump, accessory drive belt and thermostat. Noise from left front wheel at low speeds. Found left front hub had excessive play in bearings. Replaced both front hub assemblies. No longer making noise and overall road noise reduced. Quieter ride. 
168000 210 Light brake pedal pressure caused front end shimmy due to warped front rotors. Right rear brake caliper leaking brake fluid with park brake engaged. Replaced front rotors/pads and right rear brake caliper. 
190000 240 Replaced catalytic converter due to foul exhaust odor. Engine uses about a quart of oil between oil changes. 
Pontiac Grand Prix in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Serpentine belt chirp/squeak/squeal. Lubed belt under warranty. 
0 Serpentine belt chirp/squeak/squeal. Cleaned belt and all pulleys due to glazing, replaced belt tensioner under warranty. 
200 Passenger side hub replaced due to a bad wheel bearing. Around 100,000 miles on the car. 
206500 947 Hard shifting when hot, slow shifting, erratic torque converter lock, torque converter lock/unlock at speed. Multiple diganostic transmission codes. TCC and EPC solenoids deemed bad. Replaced all solenoids and input speed sensor. 
210500 105 Needed a battery. Was cold, car didn't leave me stranded but ran off of alternator. Didn't feel like changing myself because it was so cold...and cheapest batt I could find at store was almost $100.00 too. 
225000 15 Extended warm-up. CEL showed, code stated coolant temp lower than expected. Replaced thermostat, engine warms up as it should, no CEL repeats. 
248300 7 Center console armrest vinyl had split. Pulled a part from a totalled car at the junkyard and replaced. The split irritated my arm when put on the armrest. 
252000  
Pontiac Grand Prix in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 69000    
70000 0 I bought this car and was noticing the Traction Control would automatically turn off upon starting the vehicle. I would push the button to turn it back on and it wouldn't work. The shop replaced the switch. 
 

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