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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal: Switch Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,515 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.

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am lights problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 012011

Grand Am

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact was driving 35 mph and attempting a turn when the turn signals malfunctioned and would not operate. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic where the mechanic advised that the multi-function switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact did not replac the multi-function switch. The failure mileage was 68,000. The VIN was not available.

- Kent, OH, USA

problem #12

Feb 152008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,900 miles
Erratic turn signal behavior. When turning the signal to the right or left it works but then when it is turned off I continue to hear the clicking noise as if the turn signal is still on when it's not.

- Wheelersburg, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 102007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Turn signals only work intermittently.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #10

Mar 212007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,800 miles

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

The blinker switch was clicking on and off, sometimes it would go off, sometimes not. They said it was my multifunction switch.

- Sardis, MS, USA

problem #9

May 032007

Grand Am

  • miles
For several months the vehicle has emitted a clicking noise from the central dash area that has become more frequent. It is usually triggered by using the turn signal - once the turn signal stops, the clicking noise continues for varying amounts of time. The dealer said it is not related to the service advisory on the hazard flasher, but that it is the wiring to multi-function switch in the steering column shorting out. From internet searches this sounds like a fairly common problem and a short sounds like a potential fire hazard. Should there be a recall or at least a warranty extension on this failure mode? the repair cost will be about $350 at the dealer.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #8

Mar 262003

Grand Am

  • miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. I am having problems with the turn signal switch. The blinker switch keeps clicking after I turn. It is aggravating to me and I have read of a lot of 2002 Grand Am owners having the same problem. I took it into the shop to see about getting fixed but it will cost me over $400. This is ridiculous and something should be done about this. Also, I have had to have the catalytic converter replaced. I wish I would have never bought this vehicle.

- Saint Amant, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 102006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

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

2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Frequent engagement of the turn signal relay from simply moving the steering wheel. We received a "recall notice" related to the turn signal, but Pontiac has no record of our car qualifying for the recall. Multi function switch replaced. Total cost of repair $360. Research on the internet indicated several of these issues.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #6

Jan 012004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Complained 2 years ago about turn signal clicking noise in dash when not engaged. Received letter from Pontiac April 2006 to have signal/hazard warning flashers replaced. Took to jack wolf Pontiac and was told by craig wegner, service manager it was also the hazard switch and the multi-function switch causing problem. These are not covered and would cost me $474 to replace. Cannot stand constant clicking noise any longer. Please look into this matter.

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #5

May 022006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
: the contact stated a clicking noise was noticed coming from the turn signal and hazard warning switch. The dealership was unable to determine which switch was making the noise. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #4

Mar 232006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. I am having problems with the turn signals. It started with the turn signals working intermittently. Now the problem has progressed to the turn signals continuing to click even when they are not in use. I know the 2000 and 2001 Grand Am were recalled for this same problem. Why aren't the 2002S have the same thing done. My problem has not been fixed yet but plan on having it done soon if there is a potential for a fire.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 142006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT ticking noise in the dash. However, source is the multi-switch unit in steering column. Dealer and GM does not identify problem, but will charge for replacing unit. Recalled for 1999-2001...not fixed or updated for 2002.

- Kelso, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I had to have the multi-function switch on my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am replaced at a cost of $323. The switch kept clicking, even when the turn signals and hazard lights were not in use. I was told that the switch would ultimately fail, leaving me with no turn signal or hazard light function. This was a recall item on both the 2000 and 2001 Grand Am. Obviously, the problem was not solved in the 2002 model, but since that model year is not part of the recall, I had to pay for the repair out of my own pocket. Does this seem right to you?.

- Chelsea, IA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact reported that the turn signal was making a clicking sound when the turn signal was not being used. The local mechanic told the contact that the turn signal could be a fire hazard. The vehicle is a 2002, Pontiac Grand Am. The contact had the problem repaired. General Motors was called, and they said that if there was a recall they would reimburse the contact. This has been a problem for a year, and intermittently.

- Warren, OH, USA

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