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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 092006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles


Grinding sound in front brakes. Dealer replaced rotors at my expense. Still making grinding noice. Breaks seem to have been a problem since I bought the car new in 2001. Recall of blinker switch. Blinking (inside above radio) noise came back after 1 year. Dealer says that recall was for the hazard lights not the turn signals? car won't start and security light on. Have to wait 10 minutes with car in (on) position and then car will start..this information is located in the owners manual (are they expecting this problem?) dealer said at first that my key was worn out that's why it's not reading it correctly and then later stated that the sensor was bad in the ignition switch. Had to replace ignition sensor switch at my expense. Rear floor board behind drivers side gets wet. No known cause. Recently the service vehicle soon lite came on. Dealer repaired at my expense. Dealer said that the headlights were out and a part was cracked. Heater/ac buttons 1 and 2 do not work. Recently noticed that when I drive I hear grinding sounds seems to be coming from the body of the car, like it's coming unscrewed. Just took my car in for repairs of ignition switch, 4 new tires, a back seat seatbelt replacement and my drivers side automate seat adjuster was working the morning I took it in. When I picked up my car it was making a grinding sound and the seat cushion was torn. Service manager says they will replace the seat cushion but they don't think they broke the seat adjuster and the service manager says that maybe the seat adjuster just decided to go on that particular day. I'm now fighting to have them repair what they broke. I will never go to nucar Pontiac in Delaware for repairs again. This is the worst car I've ever owned. I think most of these problems should be recalls since many people have them. I will never buy a GM car again. Please someone help to make the car makers responsible for their poor workmanship.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Sep 272004

Grand Am

  • miles
Headlights in 2001 Pontiac grandam GT are inefficient, cannot see road early morning and later nights. Need to reduce speed out of normal -> I as a driver feel very unsafe when driving my grandam at night or with low visibility because headlights don't help me see.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 232004

Grand Am

  • miles
After making an appointment and leaving the vehicle at the dealership to have the hazard warning switch recall 03V327000 repairs performed, dealership didn't have the replacement switch. Also when the vehicle was picked up the clock, radio, display lights and the headlights were inoperative. The dealership did not accept responsibility.

- Bennettsville, SC, USA

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