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NHTSA — Suspension Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,330 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 suspension problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012011

Grand Am

  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that there was an abnormal increase in stopping distance and time when braking. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated she could hear a clunking noise coming from the suspension system while driving various speeds. The vehicle was not taken to have the suspension failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unknown.

- South Haven, MI, USA

problem #8

Dec 302010

Grand Am

  • 113,520 miles
Power steering rack separated from sub frame due to corrosion

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 122007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
While driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am the ABS, track off and service engine soon lights came on at the same time.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012001

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


The consumer owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. Consumer states that he is hearing a scrapping metal noise with the front brakes. The consumer has replaced the rotors, pads and is still hearing this noise. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and they have not been able to fix the problem. Consumer contacted GM and they said the front tires needed to be replaced and the air pressure needed to be changed, however, this did not do any good. Consumer talked to about 20 people that owns the same vehicle with different model years, but doing the same thing. Consumer does have service invoices available.

- Lyles, TN, USA

problem #5

May 262004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
While driving, a loud scrap noise was heard coming from the front. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for an inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the noise could not be duplicated, but the brakes and rotors needed replacing. The mechanic replaced the brakes and rotors, but the problem still continued. The problem has not been resolved. Please fill in additional information. The noise only happened at speeds of 30 mph. The dealer stated the tires were the problem

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #4

Feb 202004

Grand Am

  • miles
My 2001 Pontiac Grand Am has had problems with brakes/ABS and wheel hubs. With 47K miles on the car, I've had problems with ABS/trac off/svc vehicle lights, brakes needing to be replaced & rotors turned, and have had to replace both front wheel hubs(at $391 per hub, just for the parts) and a wheel bearing.

- Smyrna, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 062003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


Water leaked into floorboard from air-conditioner. Grinding noise coming from the front and back wheels. Trim came loose from back bumper. Rearview mirror fell off. Had numerous times where the car would crank but not start (dealership could not duplicate problem) front driver window would not come down on occasion. Car caught fire under the dashboard while parked in our garage. The fire did extensive damage to the interior of the car. The inspector sent out to look at the car (by GM) said the fire was electrical and not caused by anything we did to the car. The car was repurchased by GM on January 7, 2004 after basically calling them on a daily basis to get something done about it.

- Kellyville, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 182001

Grand Am

  • 350 miles
Driver's side wheel made a whopping sound at any speed. While driving over 65 mph there was vibration throughout the vehicle. Vehicle was taken to dealer five times for this problem, but dealer could not resolve the problem.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 132002

Grand Am

  • miles
Took my Pontiac Grand Am GT1 into the dealer after I was out on the highway and experience a vibration from the streering wheel. I was traveling at about 60 mph when a vehicle cut over into my lane forcing me to brake. I then noticed a lot of vibrating on the steering wheel.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

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