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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,750 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 fuel system problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152009

Grand Am

  • 79,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled and shut off without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road and was restarted after a few minutes. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The failure recurred several times and was taken to a different dealer. The dealer replaced the fuel pump, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified, but did not offer assistance. The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000.

- Cross, SC, USA

problem #3

May 012013

Grand Am

  • 120,000 miles
I bought my Pontiac a year ago. A few weeks after buying it, it had trouble starting. It only happened a couple of times, but it would always eventually start. However, last week it took us almost two hours to get it started. After that it seems to lose power going up a hill or even when at a stop. My brother-in-law has replaced the fuel pump and sensor and it still is doing the same thing. It is so frustrating that so many people are having the exact problem but nothing is being done about it. It shows what kind of a dealer GM really is! they only care about the money and not the safety of its' customers!!!

- Barnesville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 012013

Grand Am

  • 125,000 miles
This vehicle, along with many others according to what I have seen online, many others are affected by the same issue, the same model, just varying in years. The car will not start. The ignition switch fails to start the car whatsoever. And due to no problem being reported by General Motors, mechanics have little idea of what the problem is. Causing a massive waste of money, this issue has plagued our car for over a year. And due to no issue being reported by General Motors, multiple mechanics have said it is the fuel pump. We have wasted hundreds of dollars on false diagnosis when the issue is the ignition switch! I am doing this now because we have heard of all the recalls GM is doing with other vehicles dating back to their 2003 models. And when I see that our model isn't even on any of the lists, even for the newer years. It bugs me. Just a couple of weeks ago, because of the same issue, out car died in the middle of a busy interstate highway! we could have been killed! luckily we were able to pull over, it took about a half an hour of using the ignition reset trick to get the car started again! many others have this issue from what I've seen, I see other people with this car complaining. And online I see a whole lot of people dealing with this exact same issue! this problem could kill somebody!!!

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 252014

Grand Am

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, there was a sudden hesitation as the engine stalled with the illumination of the trac warning indicator. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the ignition lock cylinder, fuel pump and battery would need to be replaced. The vehicle was currently being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Evergreen Park, IL, USA

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