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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal: Switch Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
31,510 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 #14

Sep 242007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,140 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the turning signal light would become stuck each time it was activated. She stated that the switch began smoking. The dealer previously repaired the turn signal, however, the failure still occurred. The dealer was notified, but no repairs were made. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 56,146 and failure mileage was 56,140.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 102001

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Where to start...I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. Within 2 months of buying it, my fuel pump & computer went out at the same time. Next was my water pump & timing chain. Then was the security system, then the turn signals, then the windows wouldn't roll down. And now my brakes are having to be replaced on a consistent basis. The only thing covered by GM was the turn signal switch. All other replacements were at my expense. After researching on this site, I see numerous complaints of the same kind. I notified GM and they refused to help at all. I explained that since there are multiple complaints for the same things, it has to be a manufacturing defect. They shrugged that off. They finally sent me a letter stating that they would no longer "entertain" any of my comments or complaints. Do not buy a Pontiac!!! junk city!!!

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #12

Oct 172005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles
2001 Pontiac Grand Am. Continuous rapid clicking noise from dash caused by short circuit in multi-function switch creating a major distraction while driving and could lead to an accident if happened unexpectedly. Had this problem repaired twice already (07/23/2003, 11/14/2004) and needs to be repaired a third time (10/18/2005). Each repair replaced the multi-function switch with new parts and cost about $250. Suspect some kind of manufacturing defect for this problem to be recurring so many times after being repaired.

- Pine Island, MN, USA

problem #11

Mar 112005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Driver took vehicle to dealer for routine maintenance, and mechanic determined that the left and right tie rods needed to be replaced due to corrosion. Faulty power steering pump caused grinding noise when turning the steering wheel in either direction. The turn signal went out. Consumer wants to know if there are any recalls.

- Youngsville, NC, USA

problem #10

Nov 072004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intake manifold gasket failure/signal failure/ window regualtor failure/rotors.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #9

Feb 052004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signal failure (recall by manufacture corrected that problem). However, dealer would not fix the continuos problem with the on-going ticking sound of the turn signal even when signal is not in use. That would cost $273 to fix, dealer said. Grinding sound in tires (dealer gave documentation to support the fact that the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am's were manufactured with a faulty tires and rim package. Suggested new rims or different than manufacture choice tires. The most significant problem is with the engine. Randomly upon ignition and sometimes after sitting idle, the engine will rev high (at times upto 3rpms). Sounds like the engine is going to explode! went to 2 Pontiac dealers various times (at least 6) and neither can fix the problem. Each time I was charged with assessment fees. I'm done with Pontiac vehicles!

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #8

Jan 152004

Grand Am

  • miles

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

My 2001 Pontiac Grand Am experienced problems with the turn signal making "clicking" sounds after turning the turn signal off as well as just "clicking" without having used the turn signal. At times there was a constant clicking sound. I took the vehicle in a second time to the dealership to have the multi function turn signal switch replaced after it had been diagnosed. The first time I took it in (for the same problem) was to have the hazard switch replaced per recall notice # P03043-S of March 2004. Replacing the hazarrd switch did not remedy the situation so my vehicle was taken back in to be diagnosed. Diagnosis was "tech found multi function turn signal switch intermittent contact."

- Brookston, IN, USA

problem #7

Sep 162003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
While driving at any speed, intermittently when the signal light was used and then discontinued, the turn signal continued to operate. The signal light was not actually working but the clicking sound continued well after the signal was canceled.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #6

Nov 102003

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • 55,000 miles
Consumer complained about turn signal problem. However, manufacturer stated that this vehicle was not covered under recall due to VIN although it had the same problem as stated in the recall.

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 012001

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I am an owner of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4dr. 2.4 4 cylinder vehicle. Consumer is concerned about a braking problem that has occurred recently. Whenever the front brakes are applied they pulsate and drag the car to a stop. I have been informed that GM has had multiple problems with other consumers complaint regarding this same issue. It must be so pervasive that GM has issued a service bulletin to its mechanics. See. GM bulletin no. 00-05-23-002B. I have been wondering why there hasn't been a recall over this safety issue. Not only does it affect the Pontiac Grand Am but it also affects the Chevy Malibu 97-03, olds cutlass 97-99 and olds Alero 99-03. If you investigate your own web site there are more and more complaints posted. Something needs to be done before an accident does occur. Incidentally, I am also having a problem with my turn signal/hazard lights intermintently working. This problem has been pinpointed at the hazard light switch which I haven't replaced just yet. I understand that there is an open investigation going on over this issue.

- Winstoin-Salem, NC, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

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

On 2 separate days/occasions turn signals failed to operate in either direction. After parking car I used 4 way flashers to verify that all bulbs were ok and blinking. Turn signals then operated properly immediately after. Appears to be intermittent problem, have not yet taken car to dealer for warranty work.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 302003

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having turn signal switch problems. Delaer was contacted, and stated that they could not figure out what was wrong with it.manufacturer was not contacted.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 222003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT coupe (1) intermittent failures with turn signals. (2) intermittent failures with 4-way flashers. Either of these two failures could have easily caused an accident. Corrective action was to replace both swithces.

- Pine Island, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Turn signals only work on occasion. Must turn on hazard lights first to get turn signals to work. Hazard lights are not also only working on occasion.

- Canastota, NY, USA

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