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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
378,442 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

fuel system problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 272007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 671,800 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving 60 mph the vehicle shut down. The turn signals failed and were operating intermittently. The fuel pump was replaced. The fuel pump failed for 3 weeks, and the turn signal failed for 6 days. The contact was hospitalized after the vehicle failed, and she received frost bite while waiting on the tow truck. The failure mileage was 67,180, and the current mileage is 68320. Spoke with consumer 10/16/07, need to re-send form. Updated 01/11/08. A police report was filed because the incident happened on the nys thruway. The ignition switch was replaced updated

- West Seneca, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012006

Grand Am

  • 85,085 miles
While driving at 45 mph on a back road my car shut off and at that point I also lost power steering so I had to get out and push the car off the road by myself. Had it towed; first mechanic said it was the security system and a dealer would have to look at it. So I had it towed 42 miles to a dealership and they told me the fuel pump had burned up, but this is clearly a safety hazard as the car just shut off in the middle of the road, not to mention on an extremely bad corner that I could hardly maneuver due to the lack of power steering. Car also has problems with brakes...had brakes & rotors replaced twice now (once in August 2005 and most recently on December 28, 2006) and now there's already a problem as the brakes failed when I had to stop short, luckily an accident was avoided.

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

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