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NHTSA — Power Train Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,956 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 152016

Grand Am

  • miles


Transmission is slightly slipping I have had to have the wheel hubs changed four times I'm only the second owner the first owner was 80 when the car was sold it has 122K on it and if something is not done I will be contacting my lawyers very soon

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 022015

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Consumer states vehicle have many problems including car shutting off at any time while in motion. The consumer stated the engine and transmission mounts were replaced.

- Cross, SC, USA

problem #4

Jul 262014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 111,089 miles
The car will not crank over at all due to pass code yet another ignition problem my last GM product if this is not resolved.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 052014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 96,680 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the key would not release from the ignition. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the shifter assembly was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 96,680 updated 8/19/14

- Florence , MT, USA

problem #2

Dec 152013

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 193,966 miles
I had just gotten off and exit ramp and was getting on the interstate. When my car got up to 40 mph, it bogged down and down shift. I removed my foot from the gas pedal and let it get down to 30 mph, and applied my foot on the gas pedal again. This time when it got to 40 mph, it bogged down the only difference in the first time, it jerked. When I got off the interstate, I pulled into a parking lot and let the vehicle cool down for about 30 minutes, I started the car, but now it would not go into reverse or drive 1. I had to push the vehicle out of the parking spot, when I put it into drive, it went with easy. I noticed that the vehicle was not changing out like normal and the RPM gauge read 2500 RPM at 50 mph. This has never happen before December 15th. I would love to know what is going on with my vehicle.

- Houlka, MS, USA

problem #1

Jul 202002

Grand Am

  • miles
While driving 45mph gauges/odometer, and tail lights go out.

- Little Falls, NY, USA

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