2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 from North America
Great car, bad transmission
Complete transmission failure at 109933 km.
This was my first car, 22 years old. I justified spending the money on this car by the fact that it was deemed reliable. My opinion on the car overall is one of uncertainty. I loved everything about the car, but in my opinion an automatic transmission should not fail at 110km or so.
If you plan on purchasing this car be advised to take out extended warranty if possible. I've been dealing with both the dealership and GM to try to rectify the problem, but both claim no responsibility. After much research and discussions with other owners I have come to the conclusion that this isn't an isolated problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th October, 2004
18th Jul 2005, 23:25
I was wondering what ever happened with your 2000 Grand Prix. My car shakes/studders when I accelerate at about 45 miles per hour. Just wondering if this is what your car did? My car has 59700 miles.
4th Aug 2005, 11:12
I have a 2000 Grand Prix with 41,000 miles. My transmission started shifting hard. I have had it checked out and the diagnosis code I was given is 1811, which refers to a too slow shift. My understanding is that this will eventually destroy the transmission and must be taken care of. The estimate is anywhere from $1500-$2000. I have been told by two different transmission shops that this is a problem with the transmission on these cars. Apparently the valve body goes bad which causes the transmission problem. I am told that this is not an excessive wear issue, but rather a part that appears to have a pattern of failing prematurely. I have contacted GM customer service in Oregon. Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?