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Catalytic Converter Failed Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
184,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace catalytic converter (1 reports)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012010

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,000 miles


This is my boyfriends' car, not mine, thank God!!! I have been with him since the beginning of April and this car has had NOTHING but problems! First it was the catalyic converter failed ... then the water pump, radiatitor, caps and all! The alternator, battery and fuel pump, transmisson slipping and just by the time we think its fixed another problem comes up.

I have a 1988 Toyota Cressida with 216,000 miles on it and it will still blow the doors off this Grand Am SE! Its really sad. I feel really bad for the owners of these cars because, if they are like my boyfriend, they are unable to even save up for another car because they are spending any potential savings just keeping this sh*tty car on the road! BEWARE, BEFORE YOU BUY!!!! This experience has certaintly opened my eyes and I can honestly say I would rather walk than invest my hard earned money into one of these cars!

- , Visalia, CA, USA

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