7th Generation (1982—1986) Bonneville Problems

This generations ranks 2nd out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (50%), engine (50%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Turns Over but Will Not Start 1 complaints at an average of 92,500 miles in the 1986 Pontiac Bonneville.
  2. Engine Won't Turn Over 1 complaints at an average of 113,826 miles in the 1984 Pontiac Bonneville.

What Bonneville Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Pontiac model years.

Watch out for the 1986 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1986 1 3 0 0.29
1985 0 1 1 0.0
1984 1 2 0 0.13
1983 0 1 1 0.0
1982 0 1 1 0.0

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