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NHTSA — Engine Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
61,823 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 292004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the driver was traveling at an unknown speed when the vehicle stalled and crashed into a tree. The driver was killed and the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed of the incident. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 10/22/14 updated 05/19/2015

- Sutherlin, OR, USA

problem #2

May 151998

Grand Am

  • 24,000 miles
Was driving on interstate 287 in New Jersey when engine cut off causing loss of brakes, power steering. Caused accident when ran off road due to lack of power steering and inability to effectively brake. Took to dealer who replaced crankshaft sensor that did not repair problem. After car was repaired incident continued to occur without any trouble codes. Now that issue has developed with ignition switches, it seems to me that this may be a longer term problem than currently thought. Finally sold the vehicle due to continuing problem that no one could solve.

- Toano, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032014

Grand Am

  • 161,470 miles
I was driving my 1998 GT Pontiac Grand Am from peoria Illinois on highway at 65 mph. She completely shut down no power no nothing...pulled over waited approximately 5minutes and she started right up...please help!!! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Mount Pleasant, IA, USA

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