7th Generation (2004—2008) Grand Prix Problems

Grand Prix owners with a 2004—2008 model year have the most problems with the hvac (22%), engine (16%), and the transmission (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 20 complaints at an average of 94,128 miles in the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix.
  2. Transmission Slipping 10 complaints at an average of 106,008 miles in the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix.
  3. Issues With Starting 6 complaints at an average of 99,345 miles in the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

What Grand Prix 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 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 47 1 567 11.95
2007 65 4 536 18.94
2006 52 2 468 23.55
2005 74 2 377 12.7
2004 149 9 367 19.56

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