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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,384 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 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 222004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,767 miles


Gas pedal had always had a bit of a "hitch" to it. While driving on a major highway the gas pedal became stuck in the "on" position. We were lucky enough to be able to get off of the road and into a parking lot where we turned the engine off. Car had to be towed to a repair shop - undriveable. Consequences: We were stranded for 2 hours in a remote area waiting for a tow truck and without the car for over a week - the time it took to get a replacement part. According to the repairman, the nylon bushing on the gas pedal mechanism was broken. They had to replace the gas pedal assembly. The old part is not available. It was a frightening experience. Worst is that just 2 weeks before that my wife had driven the car to Florida alone - over 1000 miles from old home in New York - most of the trip on the infamous I 95. She could have been killed had this happened on that road.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

May 052004

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles
While driving consumer attempted to accelerate in order to pass another vehicle and accelerator pedal stuck in position. In order to stop consumer had to shut the vehicle off and coast off the highway.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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