Complaints From Pontiac Owners
Many Pontiac owners have written to say they have had to replace most or all four power windows assemblies, and some even had to replace the same power window assembly multiple times. GM has not changed the design of the replacement parts, so once fixed by the dealer, the problem still exists.
The best way to deal with the power window failures is to get the power window assembly from a salvage yard. A lot of people get sick & tired of replacing these again & again, & tape up the window permanently.
Currently there is no recall for the power windows, because it is not a safety issue (according to the NHTSA). So far, a class action lawsuit has not been filed. At the moment, the Pontiac Bonneville has the most complaints on file, closely followed by the Pontiac LeSabre. Just to give you an idea of the wide range of GM models with this defect, we also have the same complaint for the Pontiac Century & Regal, Chevy Cavalier, Impala, Lumina, Malibu & Silverado, the Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am & Pontiac Sunfire. Here's just a sample:
|Pontiac||Bonneville||10th generation||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003|
|Pontiac||Grand Am||5th generation||1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 2005|
|Pontiac||Grand Am||1st generation||1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005|
Actions You Can Take
This step is crucial, don't just complain on forums! The sites below will actively manage your complaints and turn them into useful statistics. Both CarComplaints.com and the CAS will report dangerous trends to the authorities and are often called upon by law firms for help with Class Action lawsuits. Make sure to file your complaint on all three sites, we can't stress that enough.
Step 1: File Your Complaint at CarComplaints.com
CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Add a Complaint
Step 2: Notify the Center for Auto Safety
The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits. Notify the CAS
Step 3: Report a Safety Concern to NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues. Report to NHTSA