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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
39,722 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am lights problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #18

Nov 012006

Grand Am

  • 90,000 miles

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

My husband bought me a 2001 Grand Am GT in October 05' @ 80,000 miles. I had problems with the front driver and passenger windows in a year. The driver side window regulator popped and blew out then about 2wks later the passenger side window went out!! my ignition switch doesn't work, I can take my keys out of the ignition while the car is still on. My signal lights went out I replaced them. My driver side seat does not maneuver @ all. My fog light in the front on the left side has came off completely while the car was still parked. I have noticed other Grand Am @ drive through restaurants who's windows don't work and you have to get you're food through the door!! this is completely unacceptable and should be fixed free of charge to all owners asap!! its a shame we pay so much for so little!!

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #17

Jan 152007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles
- the contact stated that the turn signal on the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am was inoperative. The contact stated when attempting to use the signal it will start then, without warning, it will become inoperative. Sometimes the turn signal would not work at all. The contact spoke with Pontiac, and they informed him that vehicle was not part of recall 03V327000. The vehicle was never taken to the dealership for repairs. The vehicle currently had 93000 miles.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #16

Apr 012005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The turn signal was making a clicking sound even after the light was turned off. It seemed to be mostly when making a right turn. The problem was ongoing since April 2005. It continued to make the clicking sound anywhere from five to twenty minutes after making the turn. This was an on going problem. When the vehicle was taken to a dealership they said they would have to remove the dashboard to find the cause of the problem. The contact was still unsure of what the exact cause was. The contact has heard of an investigation for the 2002 models.

- Grand Rapdis, MI, USA

problem #15

Aug 152005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I own at 2001 Pontiac Grand Am which has had a recall on exterior lighting - hazard flashing warning lights which causes my turn signals to operate intermittently. Through my own investigation over 700,000 of these models have been recalled. When I went to the dealer to have it repaired, I was informed that my VIN number didn't fall into the "range" that General Motors was willing to replace for free. General Motors told me to pay for the repair and send them the bill and they will "review it". it is very obvious that this is the same issue that other Grand Am owners are having - this part is defective and I want GM to replace it. This is a safety issue with my car, how can they not fix it??

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #14

Sep 232004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
There was a clicking sound in the dash near the turn signal switch. It would constantly click as if the blinker was on while driving down the road. He mechanic said it would eventually would wear out and need replaced costing $350. It has not been replaced yet.

- Farmington , UT, USA

problem #13

Nov 132004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signals and hazard lights do not work. It started when the weather was getting colder. They eventually may start working. I found if I would wiggle the hazard switch the turn signals would work. I bought and replaced the hazard switch 22624799 and it resolved the problem. This is a recall but it does not include my VIN.

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

problem #12

Jul 042004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

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

Failure of turn signals on 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. Turn signals frequently will not operate for extended periods of driving. This failure of the turn signal system greatly increases the danger of driving on freeways and in general. Turn signals may not operate in either direction for hours, then happen to work properly for a while, before returning to non-functioning. Took car for repair, but signals worked that day. No incidents or injuries, just more danger when non-functioning on a car that is relatively new. Thanks.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 052004

Grand Am

  • 30,000 miles
Turn signal/ hazard warning lights worked intermittently. Consumer contacted the dealer, who stated that there was a recall for this problem. However, this vehicle was not involve din recall due to VIN.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #10

May 202004

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • 45,000 miles
Turn signals worked intermittently but flasher indicator did not working correctly. A recall was issued for this problem. However, the service technicians claimed they will not do the necessary repairs.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 152004

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles
The sound for the turn signals would continue after the signal was off. Problem was caused due to a short in the wiring.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 122001

Grand Am

  • 47,000 miles

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

Turn signals turn off on their own.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 182003

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
Turn signal and hazard lights operated intermittently.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 152003

Grand Am

  • 29,000 miles
When driving turn signals worked intermittently.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 192003

Grand Am

  • miles
When shifting gears the vehicle vibrated and would not move. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic noticed the shaft inside of transmission broke off and needed to be replaced. In addition, the turn signals failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but they could not duplicate the problem.

- Fishersville, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 172002

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am that I bought from the dealership in August 2002 in less than a year my turn signals stopped working niether power window will work, the tires have had to been replaced, and the speakers have had to be replaced. This care has only 52,000 miles on it and has been well maintained. Now, the front wheels of the car are making a horrendous noise that my mechanic can not figure out what it is. I have had problems with this car from the day I bought it and I will never buy another Pontiac!!! what can I do?

- Winfield, MO, USA

problem #3

May 022003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had many problems with my 2001 Grand Am. Like others many turn signals failed, I have had water leaks, the dome light fell out of its casing and was dangling by its wires. In may of 2003 the computer and its wiring were replaced (at only 31000) after an incident of very ruff shifting. A separate consistant problem that remains unsolved is the car's occasional episodes of not wanting to start. During these episodes it sounds as if the starter will crack, but it just will not start. The only way to get it started at these times is to tap the gas pedal! it has been taken to two dealerships for this problem. They have replaced a fuel intake valve and put new programming in the computer. Nothing they ever do solves this problem and usually they tell me that they can not recreate the problem and therefore can not fix it. Even after having a new computer the problem still occurs.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 022003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had many problems with my 2001 Grand Am. Like others many turn signals failed, I have had water leaks, the dome light fell out of its casing and was dangling by its wires. In may of 2003 the computer and its wiring were replaced (at only 31000) after an incident of very ruff shifting. A separate consistant problem that remains unsolved is the car's occasional episodes of not wanting to start. During these episodes it sounds as if the starter will crack, but it just will not start. The only way to get it started at these times is to tap the gas pedal! it has been taken to two dealerships for this problem. They have replaced a fuel intake valve and put new programming in the computer. Nothing they ever do solves this problem and usually they tell me that they can not recreate the problem and therefore can not fix it. Even after having a new computer the problem still occurs.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 162003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Turn signal lights fail regularly, will start working occasionally when hazard switch is cycled. Almost caused 2 accidents.

- Glenn, CA, USA

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