Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
05084402709/01/200510017841Information on vehicles with a stored history dtc b1259 antenna ground circuit. *tt12/05/2005
05084700209/01/200510017426Ei-05085 - bcm, no start, instrument panel light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code set, lack of feature function. *tt11/07/2005
3132B3132E10010065The bcm or odometer reads 0 after replacing the bcm. *sc11/03/2004
030845003C02/01/2006030845003D10003066Reduced vehicle power, no transaxle down shift, ses light on, buzz noise from door speakers/speakers inoperative, heater blower motor inoperative, various diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) set. *tt10/07/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
03/06/201379000
 I started my torrent just like any morning, the heater ran for maybe 10 minutes then just stopped. it will not blow out any kind of air (hot or cold). being winter, cold and frosty, this is a severe safety issue. with no defroster it is very hard to see, and its very cold. it costs around 1200 dollars to get it fixed. even if it is fixed i as told the way that they made the torrent that it will just break again. i do not have that kind of cash just laying around. it should be recalled but gm is to cheap. this is not the first time i have heard of this happening. i drive along ways and its dangerous not being able to see.
03/06/201379000
 I started my torrent just like any morning, the heater ran for maybe 10 minutes then just stopped. it will not blow out any kind of air (hot or cold). being winter, cold and frosty, this is a severe safety issue. with no defroster it is very hard to see, and its very cold. it costs around 1200 dollars to get it fixed. even if it is fixed i as told the way that they made the torrent that it will just break again. i do not have that kind of cash just laying around. it should be recalled but gm is to cheap. this is not the first time i have heard of this happening. i drive along ways and its dangerous not being able to see.
03/06/201379000
 I started my torrent just like any morning, the heater ran for maybe 10 minutes then just stopped. it will not blow out any kind of air (hot or cold). being winter, cold and frosty, this is a severe safety issue. with no defroster it is very hard to see, and its very cold. it costs around 1200 dollars to get it fixed. even if it is fixed i as told the way that they made the torrent that it will just break again. i do not have that kind of cash just laying around. it should be recalled but gm is to cheap. this is not the first time i have heard of this happening. i drive along ways and its dangerous not being able to see.
03/06/201379000
 I started my torrent just like any morning, the heater ran for maybe 10 minutes then just stopped. it will not blow out any kind of air (hot or cold). being winter, cold and frosty, this is a severe safety issue. with no defroster it is very hard to see, and its very cold. it costs around 1200 dollars to get it fixed. even if it is fixed i as told the way that they made the torrent that it will just break again. i do not have that kind of cash just laying around. it should be recalled but gm is to cheap. this is not the first time i have heard of this happening. i drive along ways and its dangerous not being able to see.
03/06/201379000
 I started my torrent just like any morning, the heater ran for maybe 10 minutes then just stopped. it will not blow out any kind of air (hot or cold). being winter, cold and frosty, this is a severe safety issue. with no defroster it is very hard to see, and its very cold. it costs around 1200 dollars to get it fixed. even if it is fixed i as told the way that they made the torrent that it will just break again. i do not have that kind of cash just laying around. it should be recalled but gm is to cheap. this is not the first time i have heard of this happening. i drive along ways and its dangerous not being able to see.
11/20/2010650001
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall! *tr
11/20/2010650001
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall! *tr
11/20/2010650001
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall! *tr
11/20/201065000
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall!
11/20/201065000
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall!
11/20/201065000
 The heater and the defroster stopped working. i found that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem. this is a safety issue during the winter time because the defrost does not work. everyone online says the repair is around $1200.00 because of how hard it is to get to the part. please issue a recall!
04/01/201256000
 The acuator that operates the heater blend door - overextends and breaks the heater blend door. this causes the heater to not work at all. the actuators are defective and the heater doors are defective because they break due to a manufacturers defect. if the heat doesn't work the windows won't defrost so this is a visiblity hazard. i also listed it as an electrical and unknow hazard. there are thousands of complaints out on the internet for the 2006 pontiac torrents & chevy equinox's and all of them have the same problem and most of them are around the 50,000 mile mark. gm will not pay for it if it is past the warranty because they say there isn't a recall for this. these 2 parts should be recalled because it is a hazard to drive your vehicle if you can't defrost your windows. it is approximately $900-$1200 to fix because they need to take apart the entire dash board to get at the actuator and the blend door. gm should stand behind this and fix this so that people can drive safely and be able to see out their windows.
04/01/201256000
 The acuator that operates the heater blend door - overextends and breaks the heater blend door. this causes the heater to not work at all. the actuators are defective and the heater doors are defective because they break due to a manufacturers defect. if the heat doesn't work the windows won't defrost so this is a visiblity hazard. i also listed it as an electrical and unknow hazard. there are thousands of complaints out on the internet for the 2006 pontiac torrents & chevy equinox's and all of them have the same problem and most of them are around the 50,000 mile mark. gm will not pay for it if it is past the warranty because they say there isn't a recall for this. these 2 parts should be recalled because it is a hazard to drive your vehicle if you can't defrost your windows. it is approximately $900-$1200 to fix because they need to take apart the entire dash board to get at the actuator and the blend door. gm should stand behind this and fix this so that people can drive safely and be able to see out their windows.
04/01/201256000
 The acuator that operates the heater blend door - overextends and breaks the heater blend door. this causes the heater to not work at all. the actuators are defective and the heater doors are defective because they break due to a manufacturers defect. if the heat doesn't work the windows won't defrost so this is a visiblity hazard. i also listed it as an electrical and unknow hazard. there are thousands of complaints out on the internet for the 2006 pontiac torrents & chevy equinox's and all of them have the same problem and most of them are around the 50,000 mile mark. gm will not pay for it if it is past the warranty because they say there isn't a recall for this. these 2 parts should be recalled because it is a hazard to drive your vehicle if you can't defrost your windows. it is approximately $900-$1200 to fix because they need to take apart the entire dash board to get at the actuator and the blend door. gm should stand behind this and fix this so that people can drive safely and be able to see out their windows.
04/01/201256000
 The acuator that operates the heater blend door - overextends and breaks the heater blend door. this causes the heater to not work at all. the actuators are defective and the heater doors are defective because they break due to a manufacturers defect. if the heat doesn't work the windows won't defrost so this is a visiblity hazard. i also listed it as an electrical and unknow hazard. there are thousands of complaints out on the internet for the 2006 pontiac torrents & chevy equinox's and all of them have the same problem and most of them are around the 50,000 mile mark. gm will not pay for it if it is past the warranty because they say there isn't a recall for this. these 2 parts should be recalled because it is a hazard to drive your vehicle if you can't defrost your windows. it is approximately $900-$1200 to fix because they need to take apart the entire dash board to get at the actuator and the blend door. gm should stand behind this and fix this so that people can drive safely and be able to see out their windows.
04/01/201256000
 The acuator that operates the heater blend door - overextends and breaks the heater blend door. this causes the heater to not work at all. the actuators are defective and the heater doors are defective because they break due to a manufacturers defect. if the heat doesn't work the windows won't defrost so this is a visiblity hazard. i also listed it as an electrical and unknow hazard. there are thousands of complaints out on the internet for the 2006 pontiac torrents & chevy equinox's and all of them have the same problem and most of them are around the 50,000 mile mark. gm will not pay for it if it is past the warranty because they say there isn't a recall for this. these 2 parts should be recalled because it is a hazard to drive your vehicle if you can't defrost your windows. it is approximately $900-$1200 to fix because they need to take apart the entire dash board to get at the actuator and the blend door. gm should stand behind this and fix this so that people can drive safely and be able to see out their windows.
04/15/2010
 April 15th, 2010 our ignition wouldn't kick over. it would take more than three times to kick over. i tried conditioning the spark plug and it didn't help. (we just lived with the problem) june 2011 we had our first electrical problem with the car. the radio was the first to go in may. then in july our a/c stopped working, and all we had left was our heat. we were able to fix the a/c, but it didn't last very long. we then lost a/c again and our radio started working in august(2011). shortly after the radio started working we lost heat. now we have only the radio that works. we cannot see anything because of the heat not working. the visibility is completely horrible! i have researched this issue and found that it would cost us 1,500 dollars to fix it. i can't afford that! we haven't had the car two years yet and it's stating to break down! this is a serious issue!!!
04/15/2010
 April 15th, 2010 our ignition wouldn't kick over. it would take more than three times to kick over. i tried conditioning the spark plug and it didn't help. (we just lived with the problem) june 2011 we had our first electrical problem with the car. the radio was the first to go in may. then in july our a/c stopped working, and all we had left was our heat. we were able to fix the a/c, but it didn't last very long. we then lost a/c again and our radio started working in august(2011). shortly after the radio started working we lost heat. now we have only the radio that works. we cannot see anything because of the heat not working. the visibility is completely horrible! i have researched this issue and found that it would cost us 1,500 dollars to fix it. i can't afford that! we haven't had the car two years yet and it's stating to break down! this is a serious issue!!!
04/15/2010
 April 15th, 2010 our ignition wouldn't kick over. it would take more than three times to kick over. i tried conditioning the spark plug and it didn't help. (we just lived with the problem) june 2011 we had our first electrical problem with the car. the radio was the first to go in may. then in july our a/c stopped working, and all we had left was our heat. we were able to fix the a/c, but it didn't last very long. we then lost a/c again and our radio started working in august(2011). shortly after the radio started working we lost heat. now we have only the radio that works. we cannot see anything because of the heat not working. the visibility is completely horrible! i have researched this issue and found that it would cost us 1,500 dollars to fix it. i can't afford that! we haven't had the car two years yet and it's stating to break down! this is a serious issue!!!
04/15/2010
 April 15th, 2010 our ignition wouldn't kick over. it would take more than three times to kick over. i tried conditioning the spark plug and it didn't help. (we just lived with the problem) june 2011 we had our first electrical problem with the car. the radio was the first to go in may. then in july our a/c stopped working, and all we had left was our heat. we were able to fix the a/c, but it didn't last very long. we then lost a/c again and our radio started working in august(2011). shortly after the radio started working we lost heat. now we have only the radio that works. we cannot see anything because of the heat not working. the visibility is completely horrible! i have researched this issue and found that it would cost us 1,500 dollars to fix it. i can't afford that! we haven't had the car two years yet and it's stating to break down! this is a serious issue!!!
04/15/2010
 April 15th, 2010 our ignition wouldn't kick over. it would take more than three times to kick over. i tried conditioning the spark plug and it didn't help. (we just lived with the problem) june 2011 we had our first electrical problem with the car. the radio was the first to go in may. then in july our a/c stopped working, and all we had left was our heat. we were able to fix the a/c, but it didn't last very long. we then lost a/c again and our radio started working in august(2011). shortly after the radio started working we lost heat. now we have only the radio that works. we cannot see anything because of the heat not working. the visibility is completely horrible! i have researched this issue and found that it would cost us 1,500 dollars to fix it. i can't afford that! we haven't had the car two years yet and it's stating to break down! this is a serious issue!!!
05/20/2011
 During the summer, the air conditioning on our 2006 pontiac torrent started acting up. we could only run the car's air conditioner for a few minutes before it would start blowing out warm air. we found that if we turned it off for a while, then turned it back on, it would work for a while longer, then we would have to repeat the process. now that cooler temperatures are here, we have found that the heater is blowing out cold air. we took it to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it and was told that it was the blend door, which is a common problem with the torrent. cost: $1200, as it would be a good eight hour job to replace the necessary part. since the cost was so high, we took it to another place and was given the same verdict, but the repair cost was substantially less - $750, which is still a lot for a part that costs less than $100. we don't have the money to have this part replaced right now because we just dished out $551 to have the catalitic converter replaced, so we are looking into a portable heater until we can afford to have the repairs done. the blend door should be recalled and taken care of by the manufacturer. our family of five (the youngest being nine years old) has been bundling up every time we get into the car, but are worried about when the temperature gets colder and the windows start frosting over. this part, in particular, is extremely dangerous to be without during the winter, due to inadequate visibility from windows that cannot be defrosted. definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer!!!
05/20/2011
 During the summer, the air conditioning on our 2006 pontiac torrent started acting up. we could only run the car's air conditioner for a few minutes before it would start blowing out warm air. we found that if we turned it off for a while, then turned it back on, it would work for a while longer, then we would have to repeat the process. now that cooler temperatures are here, we have found that the heater is blowing out cold air. we took it to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it and was told that it was the blend door, which is a common problem with the torrent. cost: $1200, as it would be a good eight hour job to replace the necessary part. since the cost was so high, we took it to another place and was given the same verdict, but the repair cost was substantially less - $750, which is still a lot for a part that costs less than $100. we don't have the money to have this part replaced right now because we just dished out $551 to have the catalitic converter replaced, so we are looking into a portable heater until we can afford to have the repairs done. the blend door should be recalled and taken care of by the manufacturer. our family of five (the youngest being nine years old) has been bundling up every time we get into the car, but are worried about when the temperature gets colder and the windows start frosting over. this part, in particular, is extremely dangerous to be without during the winter, due to inadequate visibility from windows that cannot be defrosted. definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer!!!
05/20/2011
 During the summer, the air conditioning on our 2006 pontiac torrent started acting up. we could only run the car's air conditioner for a few minutes before it would start blowing out warm air. we found that if we turned it off for a while, then turned it back on, it would work for a while longer, then we would have to repeat the process. now that cooler temperatures are here, we have found that the heater is blowing out cold air. we took it to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it and was told that it was the blend door, which is a common problem with the torrent. cost: $1200, as it would be a good eight hour job to replace the necessary part. since the cost was so high, we took it to another place and was given the same verdict, but the repair cost was substantially less - $750, which is still a lot for a part that costs less than $100. we don't have the money to have this part replaced right now because we just dished out $551 to have the catalitic converter replaced, so we are looking into a portable heater until we can afford to have the repairs done. the blend door should be recalled and taken care of by the manufacturer. our family of five (the youngest being nine years old) has been bundling up every time we get into the car, but are worried about when the temperature gets colder and the windows start frosting over. this part, in particular, is extremely dangerous to be without during the winter, due to inadequate visibility from windows that cannot be defrosted. definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer!!!
05/20/2011
 During the summer, the air conditioning on our 2006 pontiac torrent started acting up. we could only run the car's air conditioner for a few minutes before it would start blowing out warm air. we found that if we turned it off for a while, then turned it back on, it would work for a while longer, then we would have to repeat the process. now that cooler temperatures are here, we have found that the heater is blowing out cold air. we took it to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it and was told that it was the blend door, which is a common problem with the torrent. cost: $1200, as it would be a good eight hour job to replace the necessary part. since the cost was so high, we took it to another place and was given the same verdict, but the repair cost was substantially less - $750, which is still a lot for a part that costs less than $100. we don't have the money to have this part replaced right now because we just dished out $551 to have the catalitic converter replaced, so we are looking into a portable heater until we can afford to have the repairs done. the blend door should be recalled and taken care of by the manufacturer. our family of five (the youngest being nine years old) has been bundling up every time we get into the car, but are worried about when the temperature gets colder and the windows start frosting over. this part, in particular, is extremely dangerous to be without during the winter, due to inadequate visibility from windows that cannot be defrosted. definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer!!!
05/20/2011
 During the summer, the air conditioning on our 2006 pontiac torrent started acting up. we could only run the car's air conditioner for a few minutes before it would start blowing out warm air. we found that if we turned it off for a while, then turned it back on, it would work for a while longer, then we would have to repeat the process. now that cooler temperatures are here, we have found that the heater is blowing out cold air. we took it to a repair shop to see what was wrong with it and was told that it was the blend door, which is a common problem with the torrent. cost: $1200, as it would be a good eight hour job to replace the necessary part. since the cost was so high, we took it to another place and was given the same verdict, but the repair cost was substantially less - $750, which is still a lot for a part that costs less than $100. we don't have the money to have this part replaced right now because we just dished out $551 to have the catalitic converter replaced, so we are looking into a portable heater until we can afford to have the repairs done. the blend door should be recalled and taken care of by the manufacturer. our family of five (the youngest being nine years old) has been bundling up every time we get into the car, but are worried about when the temperature gets colder and the windows start frosting over. this part, in particular, is extremely dangerous to be without during the winter, due to inadequate visibility from windows that cannot be defrosted. definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by the manufacturer!!!
11/07/201179000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater
11/07/201179000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater
11/07/201179000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater
11/14/2011123000
 The heat went out in my 2006 pontiac torrent. took it to the dealership where i was told it was the blend door actuator. i was also told this is a common problem with the potiac torrent. the labor alone on this problem is $1200.00. the part itself is only costing me $35.00. i feel this is very dangerous as it gets very cold in indiana for winter, and when you have no heat, and only cold air blowing out it reduces visibility to almost zero. why isn't gm recalling this part? hundreds of people are having this problem. i don't feel this is an effective way to keep an honest buisness running. please make a recall on this problem and reimburse people for the cost.
11/07/201179000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated the heater blower malfunctioned caused cold air to blow out of the vents. the contact stated the front defroster is no longer work either. the contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic. the mechanic stated the heater door needed to be replaced. the failure mileage was 79,000. jo
11/14/2011123000
 The heat went out in my 2006 pontiac torrent. took it to the dealership where i was told it was the blend door actuator. i was also told this is a common problem with the potiac torrent. the labor alone on this problem is $1200.00. the part itself is only costing me $35.00. i feel this is very dangerous as it gets very cold in indiana for winter, and when you have no heat, and only cold air blowing out it reduces visibility to almost zero. why isn't gm recalling this part? hundreds of people are having this problem. i don't feel this is an effective way to keep an honest buisness running. please make a recall on this problem and reimburse people for the cost.
11/14/2011123000
 The heat went out in my 2006 pontiac torrent. took it to the dealership where i was told it was the blend door actuator. i was also told this is a common problem with the potiac torrent. the labor alone on this problem is $1200.00. the part itself is only costing me $35.00. i feel this is very dangerous as it gets very cold in indiana for winter, and when you have no heat, and only cold air blowing out it reduces visibility to almost zero. why isn't gm recalling this part? hundreds of people are having this problem. i don't feel this is an effective way to keep an honest buisness running. please make a recall on this problem and reimburse people for the cost.
11/01/2011
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it fixed and paying 200 and driving it 5 miles, i woke up the next day to go to work to have no heat or defrost again to have it diagnosed again and be told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $600 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
11/14/2011123000
 The heat went out in my 2006 pontiac torrent. took it to the dealership where i was told it was the blend door actuator. i was also told this is a common problem with the potiac torrent. the labor alone on this problem is $1200.00. the part itself is only costing me $35.00. i feel this is very dangerous as it gets very cold in indiana for winter, and when you have no heat, and only cold air blowing out it reduces visibility to almost zero. why isn't gm recalling this part? hundreds of people are having this problem. i don't feel this is an effective way to keep an honest buisness running. please make a recall on this problem and reimburse people for the cost.
11/01/2011
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it fixed and paying 200 and driving it 5 miles, i woke up the next day to go to work to have no heat or defrost again to have it diagnosed again and be told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $600 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
11/01/2011
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it fixed and paying 200 and driving it 5 miles, i woke up the next day to go to work to have no heat or defrost again to have it diagnosed again and be told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $600 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
11/01/2011
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it fixed and paying 200 and driving it 5 miles, i woke up the next day to go to work to have no heat or defrost again to have it diagnosed again and be told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $600 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
11/09/201174300
 Started driving and there was no heat; only cold air, in colorado 27 degreee weather. discovered the heater blend door broke, and there are countless complaints about this on this car. appears to be a known defect. the part cost $50. but the repair will cost $1500. the entire dash has to be removed, and heater box and hoses disconnected. please help get this as a recall! serious safety issue in cold weather if defect occurs!!!!
11/09/201174300
 Started driving and there was no heat; only cold air, in colorado 27 degreee weather. discovered the heater blend door broke, and there are countless complaints about this on this car. appears to be a known defect. the part cost $50. but the repair will cost $1500. the entire dash has to be removed, and heater box and hoses disconnected. please help get this as a recall! serious safety issue in cold weather if defect occurs!!!!
11/09/201174300
 Started driving and there was no heat; only cold air, in colorado 27 degreee weather. discovered the heater blend door broke, and there are countless complaints about this on this car. appears to be a known defect. the part cost $50. but the repair will cost $1500. the entire dash has to be removed, and heater box and hoses disconnected. please help get this as a recall! serious safety issue in cold weather if defect occurs!!!!
11/09/201174300
 Started driving and there was no heat; only cold air, in colorado 27 degreee weather. discovered the heater blend door broke, and there are countless complaints about this on this car. appears to be a known defect. the part cost $50. but the repair will cost $1500. the entire dash has to be removed, and heater box and hoses disconnected. please help get this as a recall! serious safety issue in cold weather if defect occurs!!!!
10/20/201080000
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it diagnosed i was told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $1000 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
10/20/201080000
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it diagnosed i was told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $1000 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
10/20/201080000
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it diagnosed i was told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $1000 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
10/20/201080000
 I own a 06 pontiac torrent and just recently the heater and defroster quit working. after having it diagnosed i was told that the heater blend door was broken and it would cost around $1000 to be fixed. after much research i have found that there are thousands of torrent owners with the same problem, as well as chevrolet equinox owners. this is a serious visibility issue, with no way to clear our windows of fog and frost in these colder months. although i have not heard of any deaths or injuries resulting from this obvious design flaw, i believe it is just a matter of time. please help!!!!
10/03/201150000
 Air blend door has defect where motor actuator over-rotates and breaks door. vehicle is left with no heat for vehicle or defroster. this is a manufacturing defect and can happen at any time, causing loss of visibility in cold weather. internet search indicates this is common problem for 2006 pontiac torrent and chevy equinox.
10/03/201150000
 The motor actuator for the air blend door over-rotates, which has caused the air blend door to fail. the result is the car no longer has any heat and the windows can no longer be defrosted. this has been a common problem for 2006 pontiac torrents and chevy equinox (the internet is full of complaints). gm has refused to conduct a recall or tsb due to the large amount of labor required to tear the dash appart to fix (7-8 hours). this is a manufacturing defect that needs to be addressed and can occur at any time, which would cause loss of all defrosting cabability of the windshield and side windows.
10/03/201150000
 Air blend door has defect where motor actuator over-rotates and breaks door. vehicle is left with no heat for vehicle or defroster. this is a manufacturing defect and can happen at any time, causing loss of visibility in cold weather. internet search indicates this is common problem for 2006 pontiac torrent and chevy equinox.
10/03/201150000
 The motor actuator for the air blend door over-rotates, which has caused the air blend door to fail. the result is the car no longer has any heat and the windows can no longer be defrosted. this has been a common problem for 2006 pontiac torrents and chevy equinox (the internet is full of complaints). gm has refused to conduct a recall or tsb due to the large amount of labor required to tear the dash appart to fix (7-8 hours). this is a manufacturing defect that needs to be addressed and can occur at any time, which would cause loss of all defrosting cabability of the windshield and side windows.
10/03/201150000
 Air blend door has defect where motor actuator over-rotates and breaks door. vehicle is left with no heat for vehicle or defroster. this is a manufacturing defect and can happen at any time, causing loss of visibility in cold weather. internet search indicates this is common problem for 2006 pontiac torrent and chevy equinox.
10/03/201150000
 The motor actuator for the air blend door over-rotates, which has caused the air blend door to fail. the result is the car no longer has any heat and the windows can no longer be defrosted. this has been a common problem for 2006 pontiac torrents and chevy equinox (the internet is full of complaints). gm has refused to conduct a recall or tsb due to the large amount of labor required to tear the dash appart to fix (7-8 hours). this is a manufacturing defect that needs to be addressed and can occur at any time, which would cause loss of all defrosting cabability of the windshield and side windows.
10/03/201150000
 Air blend door has defect where motor actuator over-rotates and breaks door. vehicle is left with no heat for vehicle or defroster. this is a manufacturing defect and can happen at any time, causing loss of visibility in cold weather. internet search indicates this is common problem for 2006 pontiac torrent and chevy equinox.
09/08/201157000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater was inoperable. the dealer inspected the vehicle and advised that the blender door failed. the dealer stated the blender door was not covered under warranty and the vehicle was not repaired. the contact believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 57,000. kmj
09/08/201157000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater was inoperable. the dealer inspected the vehicle and advised that the blender door failed. the dealer stated the blender door was not covered under warranty and the vehicle was not repaired. the contact believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 57,000. kmj
03/15/2011
 No heat; temperature control does not change from cold to hot. believe temperature blend door to be the problem, as this seems to be what the dealers (checked with 3 local gm dealers) all point to as a common problem on this model. this will affect visibility (no or poor defrosting) as well as comfort, both of which are safety hazards when facing the coming wisconsin winter. strongly believe this to be a manufacturing defect that should be recalled, as it involves a relatively low cost part but extensive labor to dismantle the dashboard and replace it. estimates have ranged from $800 to $1200 for the job. please take action on this, as it has been a safety and financial concern for me and my family, as well as numerous other pontiac torrent and chevrolet equinox owners. thank you.
09/08/201157000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater was inoperable. the dealer inspected the vehicle and advised that the blender door failed. the dealer stated the blender door was not covered under warranty and the vehicle was not repaired. the contact believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 57,000. kmj
03/15/2011
 No heat; temperature control does not change from cold to hot. believe temperature blend door to be the problem, as this seems to be what the dealers (checked with 3 local gm dealers) all point to as a common problem on this model. this will affect visibility (no or poor defrosting) as well as comfort, both of which are safety hazards when facing the coming wisconsin winter. strongly believe this to be a manufacturing defect that should be recalled, as it involves a relatively low cost part but extensive labor to dismantle the dashboard and replace it. estimates have ranged from $800 to $1200 for the job. please take action on this, as it has been a safety and financial concern for me and my family, as well as numerous other pontiac torrent and chevrolet equinox owners. thank you.
09/08/201157000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that the heater was inoperable. the dealer inspected the vehicle and advised that the blender door failed. the dealer stated the blender door was not covered under warranty and the vehicle was not repaired. the contact believed the failure to be a manufacturing defect. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileages were 57,000. kmj
03/15/2011
 No heat; temperature control does not change from cold to hot. believe temperature blend door to be the problem, as this seems to be what the dealers (checked with 3 local gm dealers) all point to as a common problem on this model. this will affect visibility (no or poor defrosting) as well as comfort, both of which are safety hazards when facing the coming wisconsin winter. strongly believe this to be a manufacturing defect that should be recalled, as it involves a relatively low cost part but extensive labor to dismantle the dashboard and replace it. estimates have ranged from $800 to $1200 for the job. please take action on this, as it has been a safety and financial concern for me and my family, as well as numerous other pontiac torrent and chevrolet equinox owners. thank you.
03/15/2011
 No heat; temperature control does not change from cold to hot. believe temperature blend door to be the problem, as this seems to be what the dealers (checked with 3 local gm dealers) all point to as a common problem on this model. this will affect visibility (no or poor defrosting) as well as comfort, both of which are safety hazards when facing the coming wisconsin winter. strongly believe this to be a manufacturing defect that should be recalled, as it involves a relatively low cost part but extensive labor to dismantle the dashboard and replace it. estimates have ranged from $800 to $1200 for the job. please take action on this, as it has been a safety and financial concern for me and my family, as well as numerous other pontiac torrent and chevrolet equinox owners. thank you.
01/15/201195000
 2006 pontiac torrent; loss of heating system; no de-ice or defrost capability; $1200 repair cost...failure of air temp blend door assembly.
01/15/201195000
 2006 pontiac torrent; loss of heating system; no de-ice or defrost capability; $1200 repair cost...failure of air temp blend door assembly.
01/15/201195000
 2006 pontiac torrent; loss of heating system; no de-ice or defrost capability; $1200 repair cost...failure of air temp blend door assembly.
01/15/201195000
 2006 pontiac torrent; loss of heating system; no de-ice or defrost capability; $1200 repair cost...failure of air temp blend door assembly.
02/22/2011106000
 2006 pontiac torrent - heat stopped working without warning - only cold air blowing from heater and defroster/defogger. brought car in for service and had coolant, heater core, fuses and thermostat checked - all fine. told the problem is the blend door inside the dash and it will cost approximately $1000 in labor since the entire dashboard needs to be removed in order for the part to be replaced. this is a safety issue since without heat, the defroster does not clear the windshield or driver side and passenger side windows, affecting visability. after reading numerous complaints about this same issue i really think a recall is in order here. this is not a normal wear and tear issue, and is obviously a design flaw and faulty parts, please help.
02/22/2011106000
 2006 pontiac torrent - heat stopped working without warning - only cold air blowing from heater and defroster/defogger. brought car in for service and had coolant, heater core, fuses and thermostat checked - all fine. told the problem is the blend door inside the dash and it will cost approximately $1000 in labor since the entire dashboard needs to be removed in order for the part to be replaced. this is a safety issue since without heat, the defroster does not clear the windshield or driver side and passenger side windows, affecting visability. after reading numerous complaints about this same issue i really think a recall is in order here. this is not a normal wear and tear issue, and is obviously a design flaw and faulty parts, please help.
02/22/2011106000
 2006 pontiac torrent - heat stopped working without warning - only cold air blowing from heater and defroster/defogger. brought car in for service and had coolant, heater core, fuses and thermostat checked - all fine. told the problem is the blend door inside the dash and it will cost approximately $1000 in labor since the entire dashboard needs to be removed in order for the part to be replaced. this is a safety issue since without heat, the defroster does not clear the windshield or driver side and passenger side windows, affecting visability. after reading numerous complaints about this same issue i really think a recall is in order here. this is not a normal wear and tear issue, and is obviously a design flaw and faulty parts, please help.
02/22/2011106000
 2006 pontiac torrent - heat stopped working without warning - only cold air blowing from heater and defroster/defogger. brought car in for service and had coolant, heater core, fuses and thermostat checked - all fine. told the problem is the blend door inside the dash and it will cost approximately $1000 in labor since the entire dashboard needs to be removed in order for the part to be replaced. this is a safety issue since without heat, the defroster does not clear the windshield or driver side and passenger side windows, affecting visability. after reading numerous complaints about this same issue i really think a recall is in order here. this is not a normal wear and tear issue, and is obviously a design flaw and faulty parts, please help.
02/22/2011106000
 2006 pontiac torrent - heat stopped working without warning - only cold air blowing from heater and defroster/defogger. brought car in for service and had coolant, heater core, fuses and thermostat checked - all fine. told the problem is the blend door inside the dash and it will cost approximately $1000 in labor since the entire dashboard needs to be removed in order for the part to be replaced. this is a safety issue since without heat, the defroster does not clear the windshield or driver side and passenger side windows, affecting visability. after reading numerous complaints about this same issue i really think a recall is in order here. this is not a normal wear and tear issue, and is obviously a design flaw and faulty parts, please help.
10/24/201057000
 2006 pontiac torrent driver airbag did not deploy during rear collision. wires in drivers door were broken which seems to be common problem with this model. not sure if these wires control airbag or not but power windows and doors stopped working, various dash lights go on and off at various times. the wiring harness appears to be installed too tightly causing the wires to stretch when the door is opened and closed. google 2006 pontiac torrent wiring harness to find that this is not uncommon.
10/24/201057000
 2006 pontiac torrent driver airbag did not deploy during rear collision. wires in drivers door were broken which seems to be common problem with this model. not sure if these wires control airbag or not but power windows and doors stopped working, various dash lights go on and off at various times. the wiring harness appears to be installed too tightly causing the wires to stretch when the door is opened and closed. google 2006 pontiac torrent wiring harness to find that this is not uncommon.
10/24/201057000
 2006 pontiac torrent driver airbag did not deploy during rear collision. wires in drivers door were broken which seems to be common problem with this model. not sure if these wires control airbag or not but power windows and doors stopped working, various dash lights go on and off at various times. the wiring harness appears to be installed too tightly causing the wires to stretch when the door is opened and closed. google 2006 pontiac torrent wiring harness to find that this is not uncommon.
10/24/201057000
 2006 pontiac torrent driver airbag did not deploy during rear collision. wires in drivers door were broken which seems to be common problem with this model. not sure if these wires control airbag or not but power windows and doors stopped working, various dash lights go on and off at various times. the wiring harness appears to be installed too tightly causing the wires to stretch when the door is opened and closed. google 2006 pontiac torrent wiring harness to find that this is not uncommon.
01/23/2011100894
 When i was driving down the highway i set my cruise control and after driving a little while it reset casuing me to slow down in the middle of the highway. the second is when attempting to start my vehicle it would'nt crank causing me to attempt two or three more times before it was successful. i took it too the dealership twice and they told me nothing was wrong with it. third i woke up sunday morning and i had no heat in my truck the heater is blowing cool air i was told that was the blend box. and when i went to fill up my gas tank this morning the fuel meter stopped at 3/4 of a tank when i know it is on a full tank. i have not replaced any parts at this time because i am aware it will cost several hundred dollars to fix the blend box.
01/23/2011100894
 When i was driving down the highway i set my cruise control and after driving a little while it reset casuing me to slow down in the middle of the highway. the second is when attempting to start my vehicle it would'nt crank causing me to attempt two or three more times before it was successful. i took it too the dealership twice and they told me nothing was wrong with it. third i woke up sunday morning and i had no heat in my truck the heater is blowing cool air i was told that was the blend box. and when i went to fill up my gas tank this morning the fuel meter stopped at 3/4 of a tank when i know it is on a full tank. i have not replaced any parts at this time because i am aware it will cost several hundred dollars to fix the blend box.
01/23/2011100894
 When i was driving down the highway i set my cruise control and after driving a little while it reset casuing me to slow down in the middle of the highway. the second is when attempting to start my vehicle it would'nt crank causing me to attempt two or three more times before it was successful. i took it too the dealership twice and they told me nothing was wrong with it. third i woke up sunday morning and i had no heat in my truck the heater is blowing cool air i was told that was the blend box. and when i went to fill up my gas tank this morning the fuel meter stopped at 3/4 of a tank when i know it is on a full tank. i have not replaced any parts at this time because i am aware it will cost several hundred dollars to fix the blend box.
01/23/2011100894
 When i was driving down the highway i set my cruise control and after driving a little while it reset casuing me to slow down in the middle of the highway. the second is when attempting to start my vehicle it would'nt crank causing me to attempt two or three more times before it was successful. i took it too the dealership twice and they told me nothing was wrong with it. third i woke up sunday morning and i had no heat in my truck the heater is blowing cool air i was told that was the blend box. and when i went to fill up my gas tank this morning the fuel meter stopped at 3/4 of a tank when i know it is on a full tank. i have not replaced any parts at this time because i am aware it will cost several hundred dollars to fix the blend box.
06/01/201052000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that when driving she noticed that there was no heat blowing from the vents only cold air. the vehicle was inspected by both a independent mechanic and a dealer. they both informed her that she needed to replace the heater door. the heater door was replaced at a certified dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 52,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
06/01/201052000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that when driving she noticed that there was no heat blowing from the vents only cold air. the vehicle was inspected by both a independent mechanic and a dealer. they both informed her that she needed to replace the heater door. the heater door was replaced at a certified dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 52,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
06/01/201052000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that when driving she noticed that there was no heat blowing from the vents only cold air. the vehicle was inspected by both a independent mechanic and a dealer. they both informed her that she needed to replace the heater door. the heater door was replaced at a certified dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 52,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
06/01/201052000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that when driving she noticed that there was no heat blowing from the vents only cold air. the vehicle was inspected by both a independent mechanic and a dealer. they both informed her that she needed to replace the heater door. the heater door was replaced at a certified dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 52,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
01/01/200836000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the vehicle temperature door failed in january 2008. the contact stated he has driven the vehicle without heat for two years. the dealer advised the temperature door was not covered under the warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. li
01/01/200836000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the vehicle temperature door failed in january 2008. the contact stated he has driven the vehicle without heat for two years. the dealer advised the temperature door was not covered under the warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. li
10/06/201074000
 No heat in vehicle. only blowing cold air. happened suddenly and without warning. this is causing me to be unable to defrost my windshield at all. it frosts up and obstructs my view while i'm driving my car. so far everything i've had done has not corrected the problem. had thermostat replaced, heater core checked several times, coolant flushed. still no heat.
01/01/200836000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the vehicle temperature door failed in january 2008. the contact stated he has driven the vehicle without heat for two years. the dealer advised the temperature door was not covered under the warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. li
10/06/201074000
 No heat in vehicle. only blowing cold air. happened suddenly and without warning. this is causing me to be unable to defrost my windshield at all. it frosts up and obstructs my view while i'm driving my car. so far everything i've had done has not corrected the problem. had thermostat replaced, heater core checked several times, coolant flushed. still no heat.
01/01/200836000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the vehicle temperature door failed in january 2008. the contact stated he has driven the vehicle without heat for two years. the dealer advised the temperature door was not covered under the warranty. the vehicle had not been repaired. the manufacturer will be contacted. the failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 88,000. li
10/06/201074000
 No heat in vehicle. only blowing cold air. happened suddenly and without warning. this is causing me to be unable to defrost my windshield at all. it frosts up and obstructs my view while i'm driving my car. so far everything i've had done has not corrected the problem. had thermostat replaced, heater core checked several times, coolant flushed. still no heat.
10/06/201074000
 No heat in vehicle. only blowing cold air. happened suddenly and without warning. this is causing me to be unable to defrost my windshield at all. it frosts up and obstructs my view while i'm driving my car. so far everything i've had done has not corrected the problem. had thermostat replaced, heater core checked several times, coolant flushed. still no heat.
10/06/201074000
 No heat in vehicle. only blowing cold air. happened suddenly and without warning. this is causing me to be unable to defrost my windshield at all. it frosts up and obstructs my view while i'm driving my car. so far everything i've had done has not corrected the problem. had thermostat replaced, heater core checked several times, coolant flushed. still no heat.
03/10/200848000
 Blend door failure, causing no heat and a $1500 repair for a fairly new car.
03/10/200848000
 Blend door failure, causing no heat and a $1500 repair for a fairly new car.
03/10/200848000
 Blend door failure, causing no heat and a $1500 repair for a fairly new car.
03/10/200848000
 Blend door failure, causing no heat and a $1500 repair for a fairly new car.
10/09/201037000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. while driving approximately 30-35 mph she turned on the heat and the heat was not working. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop and he advised her that the air blend door was broken and possibly the motor. she stated because of the failure the defroster does not work and the entire dashboard would need to be removed to repaired the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorizes dealer per the manufacture suggestion and the dealer confirmed the local mechanic findings. the first dealer she was referred to by the manufacture gmc now the dealer suggested she go to another to start the process all over because the first dealer was not authorized. the contact feels the manufacture was giving her the run around. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,675. vwb
10/09/201037000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. while driving approximately 30-35 mph she turned on the heat and the heat was not working. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop and he advised her that the air blend door was broken and possibly the motor. she stated because of the failure the defroster does not work and the entire dashboard would need to be removed to repaired the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorizes dealer per the manufacture suggestion and the dealer confirmed the local mechanic findings. the first dealer she was referred to by the manufacture gmc now the dealer suggested she go to another to start the process all over because the first dealer was not authorized. the contact feels the manufacture was giving her the run around. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,675. vwb
10/09/201037000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. while driving approximately 30-35 mph she turned on the heat and the heat was not working. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop and he advised her that the air blend door was broken and possibly the motor. she stated because of the failure the defroster does not work and the entire dashboard would need to be removed to repaired the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorizes dealer per the manufacture suggestion and the dealer confirmed the local mechanic findings. the first dealer she was referred to by the manufacture gmc now the dealer suggested she go to another to start the process all over because the first dealer was not authorized. the contact feels the manufacture was giving her the run around. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,675. vwb
10/09/201037000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. while driving approximately 30-35 mph she turned on the heat and the heat was not working. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop and he advised her that the air blend door was broken and possibly the motor. she stated because of the failure the defroster does not work and the entire dashboard would need to be removed to repaired the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorizes dealer per the manufacture suggestion and the dealer confirmed the local mechanic findings. the first dealer she was referred to by the manufacture gmc now the dealer suggested she go to another to start the process all over because the first dealer was not authorized. the contact feels the manufacture was giving her the run around. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,675. vwb
10/09/201037000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. while driving approximately 30-35 mph she turned on the heat and the heat was not working. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic shop and he advised her that the air blend door was broken and possibly the motor. she stated because of the failure the defroster does not work and the entire dashboard would need to be removed to repaired the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to an authorizes dealer per the manufacture suggestion and the dealer confirmed the local mechanic findings. the first dealer she was referred to by the manufacture gmc now the dealer suggested she go to another to start the process all over because the first dealer was not authorized. the contact feels the manufacture was giving her the run around. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 37,000 and the current mileage was 37,675. vwb
09/22/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated the heat has stopped working on the vehicle. the air conditioner works but the heat does not. the dealer stated that the actuator door as failed. this is what turns the vehicle from running air to heat. the door not working prevents heat from running through the vehicle. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 84000 and the current mileage was 84300.rl
09/22/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated the heat has stopped working on the vehicle. the air conditioner works but the heat does not. the dealer stated that the actuator door as failed. this is what turns the vehicle from running air to heat. the door not working prevents heat from running through the vehicle. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 84000 and the current mileage was 84300.rl
09/22/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated the heat has stopped working on the vehicle. the air conditioner works but the heat does not. the dealer stated that the actuator door as failed. this is what turns the vehicle from running air to heat. the door not working prevents heat from running through the vehicle. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 84000 and the current mileage was 84300.rl
09/22/201084000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 pontiac torrent. the contact stated the heat has stopped working on the vehicle. the air conditioner works but the heat does not. the dealer stated that the actuator door as failed. this is what turns the vehicle from running air to heat. the door not working prevents heat from running through the vehicle. the vin was not accepted at the time of the complaint. the failure mileage 84000 and the current mileage was 84300.rl
09/09/201043994
 I had visited the local dealer,chevrolet castriota in port richey florida for the second time in 18 months again.the battery was replaced at my cost ,not under factory warranty 24 months after purchasing the vehicle new and again today 18 months later.looks like a pattern of these batteries lasting 1- 2 years. my acdelco battery on my pontiac torrent has been replaced 3 times in 4 years. i had to pay for the second battery out of pocket since the original battery only carries limited warranty....even though the battery is now covered ,the labour each incident is not. so each time im in its costing money...what a racket....theres always have been history of problems with the acdelco batteries...i had similiar problems with acdelco over 10 years ago with other vehicles but expected them to be resolved by know.but we are guaranteed to visit the dealer and pay out of pocket for a product that carries 5 year warranty but lasts 1-2 years with labour charges.....,amazing....weres the class action guru's when you need them..heee
09/09/201043994
 I had visited the local dealer,chevrolet castriota in port richey florida for the second time in 18 months again.the battery was replaced at my cost ,not under factory warranty 24 months after purchasing the vehicle new and again today 18 months later.looks like a pattern of these batteries lasting 1- 2 years. my acdelco battery on my pontiac torrent has been replaced 3 times in 4 years. i had to pay for the second battery out of pocket since the original battery only carries limited warranty....even though the battery is now covered ,the labour each incident is not. so each time im in its costing money...what a racket....theres always have been history of problems with the acdelco batteries...i had similiar problems with acdelco over 10 years ago with other vehicles but expected them to be resolved by know.but we are guaranteed to visit the dealer and pay out of pocket for a product that carries 5 year warranty but lasts 1-2 years with labour charges.....,amazing....weres the class action guru's when you need them..heee
09/09/201043994
 I had visited the local dealer,chevrolet castriota in port richey florida for the second time in 18 months again.the battery was replaced at my cost ,not under factory warranty 24 months after purchasing the vehicle new and again today 18 months later.looks like a pattern of these batteries lasting 1- 2 years. my acdelco battery on my pontiac torrent has been replaced 3 times in 4 years. i had to pay for the second battery out of pocket since the original battery only carries limited warranty....even though the battery is now covered ,the labour each incident is not. so each time im in its costing money...what a racket....theres always have been history of problems with the acdelco batteries...i had similiar problems with acdelco over 10 years ago with other vehicles but expected them to be resolved by know.but we are guaranteed to visit the dealer and pay out of pocket for a product that carries 5 year warranty but lasts 1-2 years with labour charges.....,amazing....weres the class action guru's when you need them..heee
09/09/201043994
 I had visited the local dealer,chevrolet castriota in port richey florida for the second time in 18 months again.the battery was replaced at my cost ,not under factory warranty 24 months after purchasing the vehicle new and again today 18 months later.looks like a pattern of these batteries lasting 1- 2 years. my acdelco battery on my pontiac torrent has been replaced 3 times in 4 years. i had to pay for the second battery out of pocket since the original battery only carries limited warranty....even though the battery is now covered ,the labour each incident is not. so each time im in its costing money...what a racket....theres always have been history of problems with the acdelco batteries...i had similiar problems with acdelco over 10 years ago with other vehicles but expected them to be resolved by know.but we are guaranteed to visit the dealer and pay out of pocket for a product that carries 5 year warranty but lasts 1-2 years with labour charges.....,amazing....weres the class action guru's when you need them..heee
10/15/2009560001
 The software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative. this is exactly the same thing happening on the 2006 equinox and pontiac torrent and needs to be recalled to have the heater fixed just like the 2010 models so people don't get into accidents because their windows won't defrost. *tr
12/01/2008270001
 Hi, my name is ashley adams. i live in greenville, al. i have a 2006 pontiac torrent with 34,000 miles on it. i have loved gm vehicles since i was able to drive one. i have had a chevrolet monte carlo, 2 cavaliers, and now my torrent. the torrent is the first new vehicle i have ever purchased. i have had problems out of my vehicle since i purchased it in september 2006. it was in the shop twice where i purchased it from. well my dealer closed so i had to bring it to the local pontiac dealer here. the main problem i am having now with it is that when i turn the key over to crank, it seems like it keeps trying to crank. also, the volume up button only works about 10% of the time, the heater/air when you turn it on just the feet, doesn't blow on just the feet. it does not change from when you put it on the feet and from when you put it on the feet/defrost. i am just not having any luck with my torrent! i am almost out of warranty and i am betting that they are putting me off till my warranty is up. i have read many different complaints from people online. alot of them have problems with theirs cranking period. some living in very cold temperatures and end up freezing cold because their vehicle won't crank. i am pregnant and i need a reliable vehicle! i definitely don't want one that won't crank and me sitting in my car freezing with an infant! please help! i don't know who else to turn to. *tr
01/15/20086
 My 2006 pontiac torrent has been in the shop 6-7 times in the last 8 months. the starter, ac, heat, power steering, radio, and car itself decide not to work intermittently. the repair shop has replaced the starter, the alternator, the power module to the heat/air, along with many other components, however, the problems seems to reappear. it has also lunged forward while coming to a stop a few times. we have complained to the our dealer numerous times and was told to call gm. however, when we called gm we were told that it was up to the dealer to decide whether or not to do anything. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
08/24/20068000211/05/2005
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle stalled on two occasions. the first incident was at an intersection while attempting to make a turn. the malfunction and reduced engine power indicators illuminated. the vehicle was towed to a service dealer, where the problem was identified as a faulty pcm wiring. on the second incident, while accelerating from a stopped position, to 5 mph, the malfunction and reduced engine power indicators illuminated, before the vehicle stalled. the service dealer and manufacturer were contacted.