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Power Windows Get Stuck


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,125 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102010

Grand Am 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles


This started happening about a year and a half ago. At first the window would go back up with a lot of trying over a period of time. Finally took so long the last time and it was raining so I don't use it anymore but it is very inconvenient

- , Newmarket, ON, Canada

problem #2

Jan 012008

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,100 miles

Man this car pisses me off how many things can go wrong especially in Washington where its raining or snowing every freaking day.

- , Pasco, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 162007

(reported on)

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

What if it is raining in January and the fat bastard I am carpooling with farts? If I roll down the windows I am relieved, but then I get soaked and the windows may take anywhere from 5 seconds to 2 hours to roll up. This is even worse because the manufacturer, Pontiac, does not acknowledge anything wrong with their cars on their website. They are content trying to get me to buy another $30K problem, and deny that too. They try to push it off on GM with all the foofy BS. Well that place has nowhere to submit an inquiry or check from a FAQ that remotely addresses the issue.

And what if my car had somehow driven into a Lake before I had a chance to put my boss into the trunk with it? How would "I" be able to get out. Surely the power windows will fail me. But who is thinking of a manual override? Besides me. I would like to live long enough to kick my daughter's boyfriends A$& some day. Not be killed by a stubborn car that thinks it's a Trans Am.

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

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