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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal Problems

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Average Mileage:
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am lights problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #20

Aug 062014

Grand Am

  • 93,000 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 stated that the hazard and turn signals failed to operate. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not recognized. The failure mileage was 93,000.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #19

May 142013

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Turn signals started to make clicking noise after the turn had been completed and light had already stopped blinking. Soon after the clicking noise would start intermittently whether or not the turn signal had been used. Now the lights are not flashing intermittently when turn signal is turned on.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #18

Oct 012011

Grand Am

  • miles
2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Consumer states issues with blinker sounds not turning off

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #17

Jul 022010

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 GT. Whenever driving at any speed, the contact noticed that both turn signals would stop functioning intermittently. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000 and the current mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #16

Sep 072008

Grand Am

  • miles
The turn signals in my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am either work properly, flicker or fail to work at all at any given time.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #15

Mar 112009

Grand Am

  • 101,000 miles
The turn signal clicks as if it is on (but at a faster-than-normal speed) when it is off. The lights do not flash. I have already had the switch replaced through the recall because the signals would intermittently stop working. I had my repairman (not the dealership) look at it, and he didn't know what the problem was, so he called his friend at a GM dealership. The friend said that this problem is very common on these cars. Today, the steering column started smoking, so I took it to the dealership. I googled "Pontiac Grand Am turn signal", and there were a lot of people who were having this same problem with the Grand Am.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #14

Jan 282009

Grand Am

  • 121,000 miles

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

I just bought my 2002 Grand Am used from a dealership. Since then it has been giving me problems with the turn signals. Unlike the recall, the signals are still working, they just click rapidly when they are not in use. The noise lasts for a long time.

- Bunker Hill, IL, USA

problem #13

Oct 062008

Grand Am

  • 70,000 miles
I received a recall notice about the turn signaling system failing years ago. Since this was before I had any problems, I threw the notice away. But this month I started to have this problem. The signals do work most of the time, but once a week they refuse to turn on.

- Tarzana, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 152008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
My turn signals intermittently fail, the left turn signal flashes extremely fast when it does work.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #11

Nov 172007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
When the turn signal is not in use the clicking noise of the turn signal continues to sound.

- Trevor, WI, USA

problem #10

Nov 042007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • miles

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

An intermittent "turn signal" clicking noise coming from above the radio. I have been told this is a defective multi-function switch and is very expensive to repair. Very distracting while driving.

- Park Ridge, IL, USA

problem #9

Oct 102006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT and the turn signal indicators work at random, they work for awhile and then just stop working for awhile. No turn signal lights outside the car and no indicator arrows inside the car. Then, they begin to work again but only for a awhile.

- Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 202006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
In high humidity (raining) or high temps and high humidity, the turn signals stop working. In cold temps, the directional 'click' occurs sporadically when the directional are not turned on. This problem has been occurring over the last 2 years, but isn't consistent enough to bring into the shop for repair. (they can't do anything if the problem isn't happening at that time).

- Frederic, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 302005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,742 miles
We purchase a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE in July of 2005 from champion Chevrolet in brighton Michigan, we had it in to dealer within the first few weeks of owning it, which they didn't repair that day because what needed to be done would take to long so it was taken in the following sat. Had the ABS, trac control and the service engine soon sensor was replaced and there was a noise under the front drivers side which was fixed but came back a week later they told us that the noise was normal, I don't believe this as none of our other cars make this noise not even our Chevy pickup truck. We also had it back in again for the sensors for the ABS, trac control and the service engine light that keeps coming on. We cont'd to have this problem and still don't have it fixed. When the lights come on I don't have my ABS brakes anymore and no trac control. My blinkers also have been giving me a problem as sometimes they work and other times they don't. most of the time I can get them to work if I put my hazard lights on for a few mins. But I should not have to. I have been a GM person all my life as my dad has worked for GM for 35 something yrs. But they need to fixs these problems as it is unsafe for me, my children, my husband or whoever else maybe in the car and the other drivers on the road especially here in Michigan with snowy and icy roads. I also have read some of the other complaints here and it seems that there are a lot of other people having the same problems. I was also told today while getting my oil change done that there is a problem with the dexcool in this car too. I did look around on the net and notice that there seems to be a lot of people having this problem. I have not had this problem yet as I only have 50,000 miles on my car but some of the signs that people are talking about I have notice so it will go into a dealer to have it checked and I will be keeping my invoices as I hope GM does the right thing and takes care of this problem to.

- Croswell, MI, USA

problem #6

Oct 282005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am in which the blinker continues to blink after it ois turned off. The dash doesn't light up, however the blinking sound is a very fast continuous blink and I took it to the dealer to get fixed and they were going to charge me $500 to fix it. They also informed me that this was a recall on previous models, and there was no recall yet for the 2002 model.

- Basehor, KS, USA

problem #5

Oct 132005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am and am experiencing problems with my turn indicators. I see several other complaints have been filed for the same issue and that you are investigating for a possible recall.

- New Hudsone, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 132004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
While driving down the road there is a clicking sound coming from the dash. This sounds like a blinker but the blinker is not on. I have heard several things about this defect and wondered why there isn't a recall?

- St Louis, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 012005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The consumer stated the turn signals worked intermittently. The problem occurred for a month or so. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership, and no one has looked at the vehicle for this problem. The consumer has done nothing to correct the problem.

- Spring Hill, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 012004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am coupe, and have had problems with the turn signals not working.sometimes they work, but here lately they do not most of the time.

- Gladstone, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 082005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and upon using the turn signals there was a ticking noise, and the turn signals malfunctioned. They use to work intermittently. Currently, they do not work at all.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

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