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NHTSA — Unknown Or Other Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,333 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 miscellaneous problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152016

Grand Am

  • 190,000 miles


While starting the vehicle, the anti-theft circuitry cuts out the ignition system and prohibits re-starting the vehicle. A 'pass code' light appears on the dashboard. In one instance, the anti-theft circuitry cut out while the vehicle was in motion and could not be re-started. The vehicle could be steered (no power steering) and coasted off the roadway (no power brakes).

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012000

Grand Am

  • miles
Costly repairs on vehicle-very disappointed -feel need to file complaint. No safety defec tmentione din summary.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 081997

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that there is no visible feature on the instrument panel indicating that the cruise control is activated.

- Fair Fax, VA, USA

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