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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,488 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am miscellaneous problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 052014

Grand Am

  • miles


Takata. Everything has gone wrong with this car. Please me call me. Janet larch, brought the car new. Gave to my daughter her name is angela cusumano, her phone number is, 314-599-4867.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #12

Jan 162016

Grand Am

  • 190 miles
You have to mess with the key to get it to start and it overloads my fuel pump and makes the fuse blow and I have to get it fixed. The key has been like that since before I purchased it and according to the original owner it's been doing that since he purchased it.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #11

Dec 012015

Grand Am

  • miles
The car starts up and then shuts off after 5 seconds. The security system will not let it stay running.

- Cadillac, MI, USA

problem #10

Jul 182012

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 132,000 miles


There have been several occasions that while driving my 2001 Pontiac Grand Am it shuts off. I can be on the highway during rush hour traffic and the oil and battery lights turn on and the car dies. I have replaced the battery, alternator and fuel pump all within the past 6 months. We have done a full tune up to the car as well. The problem started about a year ago and after a while it stopped, now it started doing this to me again yesterday. Today while driving in the rain during afternoon traffic the car shut off 4 times on the highway and 1 time while I was at a red light. The car does start back up right away but this is very dangerous, I have my kids in the car with me most of the time and I do not want something horrible to happen. I have looked online and have found no recalls on this type of issue but have found several complaints about it. Something needs to be done to get this fixed before there is a fatality!

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 152010

Grand Am

  • 78,152 miles
Car won't start. Leaves me (widow) stranded wherever I am, awaiting tow truck. These are what have been repeated culprits - defective pass door lock, defective hazard switch (2 replacements) faulty ignition switch (2 replacements), faulty ignition pass lock sensor... this car has alot of faulty replaced over and over again since 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010... latest replacement of faulty pass door lock sensor is listed below...

- Scotts Valley, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 222009

Grand Am

  • 50,000 miles
Car was parked came out to leave car would not start had car towed to dealership where car was bought new-2nd time this has happened found ignition switch and passlock senor cylinder faulty dealership states a defect in this year of Grand Am bill runs around $700 each time-was told it would happen again in future.

- Oxford, ME, USA

problem #7

Jul 132008

Grand Am

  • miles


I never received the recall on the exterior flashers. Had to have interior and exterior flashers changed at my expense. Also have had rotors and brakes changed 6 times in last 1 1/2 yrs. Was told its a problem but not on recall list.

- Wellsville, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 282001

Grand Am

  • miles
The very same problems/issues are occurring with/in my 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I am the only owner of my vehicle and have experienced every single issue others have wrote about. From the security issue to the driver side seat not moving at all..... GM really needs to research/investigate these matters and place re-calls on all of them asap. This is a very serious matter and apparently they are overlooking this completely.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #5

May 102001

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 miles
I picked up my brand new 2001 Grand Am with 1 mile on it, it was during a heavy down pour. The next morning I noticed both front and back floor boars were drenched. I've have the vehicle in on numerous occations for this problem and it is always after a heavy rain. They first stated the deflectors were broke/turned/etc. They had it in there for days under a hose, however, I told them it has to be heavy rain. They cannot duplication the problem and are now claiming some one is playing a joke on me. Ha to that I say as I have an alarm on my car and no one else has the keys, besides who would be out in a thunder storm pouring water on the floor of my car. They have also stated it is due to a spill, well no one sits in my back seat. They had to repaint the seat runners as they were rusting out so bad due to the water leak. I'm obtaining a lawyer and taking legal actions. In looking at teh numberous complaints I can see I'm not the only one with this problem. I pay $395 per month for this car for the bottoms to rust out in the future. GM needs to make this right or they have lost a very loyal customer

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 112003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
Fuel pump outage & computer outage--both components went out.

- Saint Joseph, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 312003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


My windows are electric. My drivers side window is starting to not roll down when pushing the button. My sister has a 2000 Grand Am and hers is doing the same thing.

- St Joseph, MO, USA

problem #2

Feb 212003

Grand Am

  • miles
I have 16,000 miles on my 2001 Grand Am and have had it in twice for a leak in the heater core and twice for water leakage from rain. Once again my car had water in it. Went to dealership Friday 2-21-2003 and they said I couldn't get my car in until March 3 because they had so many with the same problem. I need my car, so I went home and sucked all the water out. That same night it rained again, and sure enough, about 1/2 of water on the floor. So now I have a new car that smells like mold.the other thing is they told me after my warranty was up I would have to start paying for the repairs myself. My car is already ruined, and it sounds like the problem cannot be fixed. This is the fourth time it has leaked. What should I do" why don't they recall them if it is defect"

- Ten Mile, TN, USA

problem #1

May 072002

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident and was taken to a body shop for repair. The insurance investigator indicated to the consumer that the repairs were poorly done and incomplete. The consumer is unsure what steps to take next and is requesting some assistance.

- Stafford , TX, USA

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