It'* been almost a month, the problem that occurred last month has not repeated again.
my ponitac grand prix 2007 is running well.
This coming weekend I am planning to take my car to autozone for scanning.
I have a hunch that it may be the ignition switch problem (GM faulty Igniton recall
) that I can see all over in the news.
Let me recall the incident.
Last month I was driving at 60-65 m/hr. Suddenly I noticed that the speed of the car was decreasing. I tried to
swift the car to the complete right to pull over, then I realized the stering was locked. I couldn't move it. I tried to press the brake but I couldn't apply the brake.
I felt like someone had put something to block the brake. I couldn't press it at all. It was jammed.
I panicked, and then I switched from Drive mode to Parking mode assuming the car would slowly come to stop. (I should have switched it to neutral and then applied the hand brake
but i panicked as steering was jammed, so did the brake)
Further to decrease the speed and to prevent being hit by any vehicle on highway, I took the exit to small road that had a bit upward slope.
As the exit road had a bit upward slope, the speed was decreased. To prevent any accident hitting the pole or any other vehicle, I rammed the car into the heap of snow and finally it stopped.
After pulling the car out from the snow with the road assistance, I drove to my work. In the evening as well I drove 35 minutes on the highway back to home. It had no problem.
However, next day when I was taking the car to the workshop(firestone), on the way it stopped at least 3 times.
The firestone people said, next morning when they tried to start the car to diagnose, the car didn't start but however, later in the afternoon it did.
since then the car did always start and is working fine now.