- Transmission slipping, but no problem found by dealer.
- Engine idles rough; reprogrammed PCM & cleaned fuel injectors.
- Both sliding door glass panels shake when open.
- Noise in steering noted; but no problem found by dealer.
Vehicle would not move when put into reverse or drive; no problem found by the dealer.
- Check engine light on - dealer said it was a broken connector to EGR.
- Battery leaking acid - replaced battery under warranty.
- Air bag light stays on; replaced air bag pre-tensioner.
- Replaced inoperative shocks for rear hatch.
- Replaced lower intake manifold gasket for oil leak on top of engine.
- Replaced driver's power window module; window was going down by itself
- Engine light on; replaced EGR valve - do you see a pattern yet??!
- Second notation for noise in steering; no problem found by dealer.
- Replaced loose weather strips on both sliding doors.
- Interior & exterior lights pulsates when on, along with engine idle; replace a generator voltage screw per bulletin
- Now a clunking noise noted when turning; dealer states that it was a noisy A/C compressor & replaced that.
- Both sliding door lower hinges are rusting (perhaps due to faulty weatherstripping previously replaced??!) Not under warranty!
- Steering is noted as noisy and loose; no problem found.
- Replaced leaking rear wheel cylinders.
- Alas! There IS a transmission problem! Replaced trans under GMPP extended warranty
- Rear driver's taillight in-operable; not covered - replaced on my own with GM parts
This is where it gets good...
- Check engine light on; EGR valve code set - The dealer wanted to charge me for this repair after the three previous repairs!!! I refused and demanded to speak to the Pontiac representative, to no avail...
- Got Pontiac to buy the EGR valve replacement, but now the battery is leaking again!!!
Pontiac refused to pay for the THIRD battery in 36 months! I tried to explain that there is some type of electrical problem with this van due to the numerous problems, but they would not admit that there was any correlation. I purchased a new GM battery, and pray that this will be the last one for at least the 60 months that they are supposed to last!!!
I have been a Pontiac owner since my first car 18 years ago. I now plan to purchase a Toyota when this is paid off in a year. I can't wait for the dealer to say the steering needs replaced and it won't be covered, either!
Other than the obvious electrical, transmission and steering problems, who wouldn't like this van?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd May, 2004