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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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 #2

Oct 132011

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • miles


1999 engine installed a 1998 car...faulty wires, car leaks when it rains, looks to have been in a fire. Knock sensor bad, egr valve bad...numerous things wrong with the car and leslie reed's auto knew it was a lemon car. It has a salvaged title and leslie reed's auto never got the car repaired before they sold the car.

- Arlington , TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact installed a flush and seal tube in the vehicle that allows antifreeze to penetrate faster. Since that time, the engine has failed twice. The engine stalled during the second failure while driving 65 mph. The contact pulled over and the vehicle was towed to the mechanic. The mechanic stated that the flush and seal tube cracked and antifreeze leaked into the engine. The engine was replaced for the second time. The contact notified the manufacturer of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 180,000 and failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 04/16/08 the consumer stated there is a part named flush and fill sold with no warning labels. Updated 04/16/08

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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