Have a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix Richard Petty Edition and the steering wheel smokes, engine sometimes cuts out when making a left hand turn.
Have had the steering wheel (cruse/radio) checked three times and no one
can figure out why it's smoking, something electrical - bad wiring. No one can
seem to fix it. Got an idea? Heard there was a recall somwhere for cars
starting on fire, have you heard?
No recall for this. Only one for the automatic transmission issued December 6, 1991 and one for Delphi fuel pressure regulators issued March 12, 2007. Sounds like there's a short to ground in the steering column. Do you have a driver's side airbag? If so it may be the clock spring. Otherwise, check the wiring going through the column. Sounds like something has been rubbing on a wire as you turn the steering wheel. HTH. -Jim
The recall, GM 15757, that you're thinking of is for 1997 thru 2003 models with the 3.8 V6. This has nothing to do with the steering system. It covers oil leaks causing engine compartment fires. HTH. -Jim
I had a petty edition new and had the cruise repaired twice. Bad part would overheat and give off smoke. It was a warranty issue when i had mine. Never heard of it being a fire issue, just heat up and burn wire insulation. I loved this car for 6 years i owned it.
Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?
CarGurus has 2,737 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,200.
Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions
Pontiac Grand Prix Experts