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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Interior/Under Dash Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,450 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 electrical problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 122007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles


Clicking noise in dash when turn signals are used and then turned off. Also, same clicking noise randomly.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 012007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Hazard flasher switch was replaced on 3/9/07 because of a constant clicking like the turn signal being on. This did not stop the clicking but slowed it down. The clicking was still there, and traced to the steering column-turn signal switch. Some days this was constant, others it was slow but very annoying.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 162006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,500 miles
Our 2002 Pontiac Grand Am also developed the annoying "clicking" noise that sounded as if the blinkers were on when they were not. This is a known issue with the multi-function turn signal switch supplied to GM by TRW. How do I know this" a good friend of mine is employed with TRW as the quality engineer on the P90 line and informed me of a design change to the switch during the 2002 model year. He supplied me with a replacement switch that corrected the issue. When will/is GM going to step up to the plate and acknowledge this issue and recall all affected vehicles"

- St. Charles, MN, USA

problem #5

Nov 182006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles


Mulitifunction switch failure in our 2002 Grand Am auto. I have read numerous complaints from other Grand Am owners having this same problem and GM/Pontiac refuses to issue the recall for vehicles from 2002 forward. Yet they have a recall for this exact switch for 1999 - 2001 vehicles. We are trying to get this switch repaired at this time but the cost is very very high.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 162005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,500 miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am - approximately 50,000 miles - about a month ago, there began a loud clicking noise coming from the dashboard (it sounds like the turn signal is on) - it clicks constantly, sometimes real fast and other times, slower. I have read many complaints, but have found no recalls yet. I recently had an oil change and the manager told me his wife's 2002 Grand Am had the same problem and he found out there may be a recall issued. I would like to when there is going to be a recall on this issue or how I can get this resolved. Is the dealer responsible for this seeing that my warranty has now expired?

- Angola, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 312005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Blinker switch sound keeps on ticking at a rapid pace even though the blinker is turned off. I know this has been a recall issue with 2000 and 2001 Grand Am and have heard numerous complaints regarding this in 2002. Why no recall?

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 252003

Grand Am

  • miles
The blinker switch will keep ticking like the turn signals are on but there is no flashing just the sound while your eventually led to complete failure of of all dash controls and lights could not even start my car.sometimes it would even shut down while I was driving.I had the blinker switch replaced after being in the shop 4 times.the blinker switch comes with a 2000 mile has been about 3 or 4 thousand now and it is going out is a $130 part.

- Emporia, KS, 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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