The Pontiac Parisienne, which was sold in Canada from 1958 to 1986, was also known as the Bonneville in the United States. It was basically a full-size, rear-wheel drive, which had luxurious interior and exterior styling-something that set it apart from the other Pontiac models. The Parisienne was a favorite among car enthusiasts during its years of production. It had a decent powertrain, which molded its good reputation in the automobile industry. Even up to now, many drivers still enjoy driving a Pontiac Parisienne; but this vehicle is still far from perfection just like anything else. The following are some of the setbacks Parisienne drivers usually come across.
An issue regarding the defective vehicle speed control of the Pontiac Parisenne resulted to a recall sometime in 1989. The problem rooted from a small nylon bushing in the Parisienne's cruise control servo bail. The part was found to be in danger of slipping out, which could cause a sudden increase in engine speed. Because of this defect, the engine could also run even with the ignition off. The vehicle throttle could suffer and get stuck as well, which could possibly lead to a vehicle crash. Corrective actions were taken, though. New bushings were installed in the affected Pontiac Parisienne models.
The manual valve in the transmission of some Pontiac Parisienne models were found to be improperly formed. Eventually, the valve link could disengage. This defect could result to a gear selection that is different from what the driver may have selected. It could also cause the Parisienne to move in an unexpected direction. A recall was made in order to address this issue. The manual valve detent lever link was replaced much to the Parisienne owners' satisfaction.
Road visibility is highly important in any vehicle. Every driver should make sure that his headlights and other components connected to the exterior lighting are properly functioning. Common problems in the Pontiac Parisienne included headlight switch defects, which could cause the headlights to blink or go out all of a sudden. This effect may have resulted from electrical contacts that allow intermittent headlight circuit.