What causes my car to lug when I press gas pedal and with hard braking, why does abs and traction control service system soon light come on?

Asked by Dec 10, 2015 at 10:56 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I go t push in the gas pedal, my car lugs like it wants to die.  Once in a
great while, it actually will die but will restart.  It just keeps getting more
frequent and worse.  Then when I brake hard, the abs service system soon
light comes on along with the traction control light that comes on as well.

2 Answers

4,455

Those are things that even us gurus can't diagnose sight unseen. There are a number of things that could be causing those problems, or even multiple things. What you don't want to do is spend a ton of money on a 12 year old car, especially if its a high miler as well. Any repair shop should be able to read the trouble codes and do an evaluation and give you a repair estimate. Do that first, then decide if its worth fixing.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you for your help. I appreciate your response.

Your Answer

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    4,470
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,110
  • #3
    munron
    Reputation
    2,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
565 Great Deals out of 34,334 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Bonneville
488 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
10 Great Deals out of 1,249 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
573 Great Deals out of 38,809 listings starting at $1,895
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,072 listings starting at $1,800
Used Pontiac G6
40 Great Deals out of 3,852 listings starting at $1,200
Used Pontiac GTO
6 Great Deals out of 442 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,052 Great Deals out of 61,528 listings starting at $880
Used Chrysler 300
329 Great Deals out of 19,360 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,024 Great Deals out of 71,580 listings starting at $1,195

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.