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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock: Abs Warning Light Problems

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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

I purchased my 2001 Grand Am GT in 2002. So far since I've owned the car, I seem to replace the breaks every 10,000 miles or every year, I have had the rotors replaced twice within the last 5 years, replaced the alternator and fuel pump. Now, my ABS lights continue to go on and most recently, my car will not start it seem every two weeks (I hope I am not away from home when this happens) - the security light has been coming on and have to keep the key in the "on" position for 10 minutes and then try to start the car - my garage told me it was a security code problem that only the dealer can fix. I have only 90,000 miles on the car and now, I need a rack and pinion which will cost me another $900 (I spent approx $500 dollars on the car in the last 6 months). My break pad wear out at least yearly (I am retired and don't even drive the car long distance). Now my ABS lights are constantly coming on, even though the garage said he found nothing wrong and I need to take it to the dealer. The car is pretty - but will never buy another Pontiac again - I can't afford to keep it in the garage every three months (so it seems) and need a reliable car - not one that doesn't start once every two weeks because now my security systems is messed up. Also, have had problems with 1 and 2 on the ac settings (wouldn't work at all) - and of course, paid to have that fixed. Please help me.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated while parked, the ABS light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealership three times to replace the bearings, which had the speed sensors attached. On the forth visit, the ABS problem reoccurred. Other components affected were the cruise control and the traction control. The manufacturer was contacted, and provided no resolution. The contact expressed concern because the defects represented a risk to safety.

- Hanging Rock, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 222003

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles
Dash lights came on and off intermittently. Also, while braking there was a loud grinding noise. ABS warning light and engine check light kept illuminating.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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