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Check Engine Light And Ets Light Stay On


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
131,712 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. changed the gas cap (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012008

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,135 miles


well any car has its problem you just have to keep working and fint the problem i know its a pain in the but some times but in the long run its worth it

- , Mt Morris, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 062005

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 215,000 miles

Well, recently the check engine light came on and hasn't come off. I took the car to the mechanic and left it there for two days.. they checked and could find nothing.

But its still on and there doesn't seem to be a solution in sight. Definitely annoying and potentially expensive.

- , Mississauga, ON, Canada

problem #1

Oct 252003

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 70,000 miles

My check engine light and ETS light came and stayed on, then I started having problems with the A/C and radio not working and when I would hit a bump in the road they would come on and the car would die. I took it to the shop and they said they would have to look at the electrical wires inch by inch and that would take 2 days at least.

- , Lake Charles, LA, USA

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