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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery: Cables Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,899 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 112004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 74,899 miles


While driving. The dash illuminated and then shut down. The battery cable came undone. Shutting the vehicles electrical system completely down. The consumer his wife, and dog were trapped inside the vehicle. The windows would not come down the doors would not open, the brakes became inoperable. They coasted to the side of the road. The automatic key button would not work. Also the brakes went out. Door handles would not open door. Breathing became difficult while the consumer and family had no way to exit the vehicle.

- Denver, CO, USA

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