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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 042002

Grand Am

  • miles

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

Noticed a cooling leak in engine. Mechanic found intake manifold gasket leaking and said he had repaired over a dozen this year on General Motors small V6 engines. Apparently the plastic/rubber combination used for the gasket fails after a period of time. It is very complicated to replace which is why it was so expensive.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #5

Jan 102000

Grand Am

  • miles
While traveling 45mph vehicle stalled. Has been taken to dealer several times

- Odessa, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 011998

Grand Am

  • miles
There are many more problems with this vehicle. The car is broken down down. Its too much of a danger to drive. It almost started on fire. I need for Pontiac to come and get there piece of junk. Its not worth fixing. If you fix the problem, I can assure you that it will break down the following week.

- Chadron, NE, USA

problem #3

Oct 051999

Grand Am

  • miles

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

While accelerating car has no power. Car is very sluggish. Took car to daeler, dealer could not correct the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 281999

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle continually stalls, unable to rectify.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 061998

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engine and transmission operation very erratic, hesitation and poor acceleration almost resulting in near accidents.

- Austin, TX, USA

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