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Pontiac Recalls

Search our database of 171 Pontiac recalls. Find out if your Pontiac has a safety-related defect or problem and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 26, 2010

The module that controls the operation of the engine may have been improperly manufactured. This can result in various operational issues, including the check engine warning light coming on, harsh transmission shifting, engine stalling or failing to start.

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2011. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 10282.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 20, 2010

A poorly fitting driver's side floor mat may cause the gas pedal to stick, which could lead to uncontrolled acceleration. A stuck gas pedal can result in very high vehicle speeds, which may lead to a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the gas pedal may stick without warning. General Motors will notify owners when there is a remedy for this concern. Owners are advised to remove the floor mat and place it in the trunk until the recall remedy is ready. GM recommends that no other floor mat be installed in the interim.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 29, 2010

Unexpected loss of power steering may occur, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Consider this a high priority recall. Power steering assist could be lost without warning. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 16, 2010

The accelerator pedal may become hard to depress while driving the car. If the pedal sticks while driving, it could lead to a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the accelerator pedal. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 4, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 23, 2009

In freezing weather, or extremely low temperatures, there may be an increase in stopping distance without warning. This could cause a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; stopping distance may increase without warning. Please contact your GM dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 21, 2009

The brake lights of the vehicle turn on as normal because the brake pedal contacts a switch called a brake light switch. On some vehicles, this switch may be incorrectly programmed to allow the brake lights to stay on continually. Secondly, each tire has a sensor in it that actively measures the air pressure that the tire contains. When this pressure becomes too low, the tire pressure warning light comes on. In some cases, the threshold of when the warning illuminates is too low.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the brake lights or a tire pressure warning light. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on April 9, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview on March 15, 2009

Your shifter shows what gear you have selected. If the shifter cable should become dislodged, it may show the incorrect gear. If this happens, your vehicle may not be secured in "Park."

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the shifter. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 17, 2009

A poor electrical connection at the brake light switch could result in various electrical issues, one of which would be the brake lights failing to work, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. Functions related to the brake light switch could fail without warning. Please contact your General Motors dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.