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NHTSA — Seats: Front Assembly: Recliner Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 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.

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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102003

(reported on)

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles


When the brakes were depressed, the tires locked up, and the vehicle hydroplaned like it was on a wet surface. The seat back falls down upon acceleration when driving.. the consumer felt the ABS was not performing as designed. The seat collapsed while driving, and the front rotors were resurfaced.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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