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NHTSA — Wheels: Rim Problems

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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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 #1

Oct 072003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Rotors needed to be replaced 2 weeks after purchase in 2001 - steering wheel vibrating(800 miles on vehicle) rotors needed to be file in 2002 - wheels noises when driving 9/2003 needed new rotors and brakes. 2003 -strange tire noise for about a week took to dealer today 10/7/03 now being told the wheel noise is cause I need to buy new tires after I overheard the mechanic tell the service rep it's the issue with the wheels and tire not being a perfect match and is a big problem with the Grand Am. So how did it become my problem. Why do I need to pay for four new tires when the tires were purchsed with the car and only have 28000 miles on them! this is a GM problem. Actually I believe this could be a big big safety issue.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

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