1st Generation (2006—2009) Torrent Problems

This generations ranks 24th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (15%), electrical (13%), and the hvac (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. No Heat Comes Out 16 complaints at an average of 80,143 miles in the 2006 Pontiac Torrent.
  2. Overheating 8 complaints at an average of 105,194 miles in the 2006 Pontiac Torrent.
  3. Electrical Fire With Main Fuse Block Under the Hood 3 complaints at an average of 101,400 miles in the 2006 Pontiac Torrent.

What Torrent 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 (?)
2009 4 0 650 0.65
2008 52 0 613 15.61
2007 47 4 533 11.04
2006 88 0 434 20.42

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