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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems

2001 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 2 of 2) Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,932 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Mar 032004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


Ignition key switch failed not allowing vehicle to start. Car was towed to dealer. Ignition switch was replaced and cost was split between dealer and owner since warranty mileage was exceeded. Dealer was very helpful, courteous and communicated the trouble to my complete understanding. Car was repaired in 1 day.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 172003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,123 miles
Car won't start. Security light flashed. Had to leave key in on position 15 minutes before car would start start.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 032003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving, the computer malfunctioned. The vehicle failed to start 4 times in the past 8 months and needed to be towed each time. Filed a complaint (ODI id 10004570) for the first time. Then after two trips to the store, and after attempting to restart the vehicle after 10 to 20 mins. Now parts of the computer was replaced; 2 fuel pumps, battery (dealer?S solution, even though battery was fine) flashed the body control module, replaced spark plug harness and several other parts. In an effort to find problem, the ingnition mechanism was replaced for the 4th time. Still uncertain if the problem was fixed, it?S suspected that the ignition switch may have been the defect all along.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
My ignition sevceral times has failed me by the pass lock feature secruity light on I have to wait 10 minutes for the stupid thing to reset and half the time is does not reset I have went out and purchased a new battery being told that would solve the problem it did not all ti did was save me from having a dead battery while waiting the 10 minutes for the security light to go off, I finally got a reading on the codes and the one is 1632 and 1731 well what is it and why do I have to pay for a repair on a 3 year old car that GM states in there warranty book they stand behind the product that they make and when out of warranty as is my car they will cover half if not all well I have the codes and the dealer still wants to charge me for a diagnoses, the car is 2 1/2 - 3 years old and my milage is 65,000 I have never had so many problems with a car as I am having with this Pontiac Grand Am SE. I have always bought Chrysler products and one time I decide to try a Pontiac is has been a costly nightmare I have also had problems with my breaking system the car had 7,000 miles on it and the dealer replaced the breaks rotars and calipers at which time I am now repaceing the breaks every 4-6 months and about every other break changing I am replacing the rotars calipers the entire breaking system for the most part which I just did again at a tune of $700 + dollars in one month I have put $1400 in to the car between repairs and rental car cost, please someone do something about this product they are not as safe as they seem and GM should stand behind there defective car

- Irvine, CA, USA

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