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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,783 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 122006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 53,700 miles

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

- the contact stated that while trying to accelerate the vehicle, the RPM increased to 3,000-4,000 RPM. The contact stated that the vehicle accelerates slowly and when the vehicle needs to get to about 3,000- 4,000 RPM for it to change gear. The contact also stated that the service manager of the dealership told him that the transmission is changing gears about 10 miles per hour over where it should be changing gear. The contact has taken vehicle to dealership 3 times and they have not been able to diagnose the issue. The contact states that dealership has informed him that he will have to leave vehicle for at least one day and that he will be responsible for payment of $100. - $200. For the repair. The contact said that dealership can't work on this vehicle until early January 2007 and this would have to be done during the week. The contact feels that he should not be responsible for this repair because the lemon law in the state of Connecticut, where vehicle was purchased.

- Providence, RI, USA

problem #5

Jan 152002

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The A/C- heater speed control selection 1 and 2 stopped working in 2002 shortly after I purchased my vehicle. On April 10,2006, the selections 3 and 4 are also not working. This is now the 9th probolem I've had with my vehicle. To include both power window brackets breaking, my hazard flasher, transmission, steering, and A/C. I've unknowingly had jackson auto group of Hawaii do repairs without so much as a word about the recalls. What proactive steps have been taken to notify the dealers about the recalls and defects?

- Kaneohe Bay, HI, USA

problem #4

Apr 042005

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car will fail while accelerating, when accererating hard, the car will not accelerate, if I let off the gas and accelerate again the problem will dissapear, if I do not the car will continue to jolt and provide longer periods without acceleration

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 012004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • miles

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

After the dealership replaced the hazard warning switch for the recall 03V327000 the turning signal was still not operating correctly. The turn signals and hazard lights worked intermittently. The dealer replaced the hazard switch but the turn signal were still working intermittently. The dealer suggested that the flashers had nothing to do with the recall. Also, the vehicle did not pick up speed, hesitate, and start slowly.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 192002

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping on a steep hill, vehicle rolled backwards when letting off the brakes. Dealer has been notified.

- Barkersburg, WV, USA

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