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Premature Catalytic Converter Failure Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace catalytic converter (1 reports)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 042007

(reported on)

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


Catylitic converter failed at 75000 miles while on US 88. My top speed was 30 MPH! My owners manual said it was warranteed to 80,000 miles and in an emergency situation I could do the repair. Well I used a certified GM shop for the repair and Pontiac (GM) won't reimburse me!

I am now selling this LEMON 2002 GRAND AM GT an I will never own another PONTIAC automobile again! Expect to spend about $400 every other month on repairs if you have the unfortunate right of ownership of one of these "fine autos"!

- , Spring Grove, IL, USA

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