1st Generation (1990—1996) Trans Sport Problems

This generations ranks 6th out of 29 Pontiac generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), electrical (21%), and the hvac (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Overheating, Intake Manifold Gasket Failure 1 complaints at an average of 89,000 miles in the 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport.
  2. Vibration at Highway Speeds 1 complaints at an average of 90,000 miles in the 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport.
  3. Speedometer Malfunction 2 complaints at an average of 91,500 miles in the 1995 Pontiac Trans Sport.

What Trans Sport 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 1996 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1996 1 2 22 1.7
1995 6 3 24 1.35
1994 0 4 22 0.0
1993 0 3 17 0.0
1992 2 2 11 1.18
1991 1 3 4 0.21
1990 4 5 4 0.05

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