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Turn Signals Don't Work Sporadically

2002 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 2 of 2)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer. Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,213 miles
Total Complaints:
26 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (15 reports)
  2. hit the top of the hazard lights gently and it will respond (4 reports)
  3. flip the hazard lights on and off a few times (2 reports)
  4. look for recall- affects malibu, alero and other years (1 reports)
  5. Pontiac issued a letter concerning replacing switch (1 reports)
  6. replace the multi-function switch (1 reports)
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Aug 012007

Grand Am SE 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,001 miles


All you have to do is hit the top of the hazard switch (GENTLY) and they will respond with 2-4 hits.

Its cheaper than replacing no?

- , Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #5

May 272007

(reported on)

Grand Am 2.2L L4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

This is such a safety issue and concern that I think Pontiac should be paying closer attention to. I never received anything about any recall and just recently heard through word of mouth that other people were experiencing the same thing with their turn signals only working sporadically. This IS a safety issue as when people behind you do not know you are turning, they can not plan accordingly. Accidents are going to happen and then Pontiac will have to listen because they are going to have lawsuits on their hands. I have never had work done because I am a student and can barely afford my oil changes much less a $300 job like this. I called Pontiac headquarters and put in my VIN number but was told that there were no recent recalls on my car. I could not speak to anyone so I will have to try calling again. Ah, the life of the corporate world. We'll see what happens.

- , Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 042007

(reported on)

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I bought this new 2002 Grand Am when my daughter went away to college... new car no problems! The blinkers started acting up last year, although they worked more than not. The dealer said they figured out the problem and it would be $360.00 to repair. It was a bad multi-function switch. With money tight we held off on the repair. Blinkers don't work at all now... daughter has a new 2007 Mustang GT, the Grand Am is now my headache! Will log 6 more problems with this LEMON!!

- , Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 182007

(reported on)

Grand Am SE 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,125 miles


I've been experiencing problems with my turn signal, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, my temporary solution to it is cumbersome and I do not recommend it, but is like this; when I'm ready to make a turn or switch lanes, I turn the lever up or down if it does not blink, I turn on my hazard light and rapidly turn it off alternately with the turn signal multifunction lever until it stays (blinking) on. I've read somewhere that there is some recall about faulty hazard switches on this vehicles along with Oldsmobile Alero and Chevy Malibus that are being replaced free of charge, but not the turn signal lever/switch, although obviously they correlate. I wonder if any other Grand Am owners have any more info on this.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 132006

(reported on)

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

I have had the same problem with my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. I paid over $300 to have the multifunction switch replaced. April 2006 I received a letter from Pontiac stating that they will reimburse out of pocket expenses for the Hazard Switch but not the Multifunction Switch which the two parts have a direct correlation.

I contacted Pontiac as well as GM executive offices. They refused to reimburse me. GM executive offices (313-667-7153) hung up on me.

You can file complaints with:

- Federal Trade Commission 877-382-4357 - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 888-327-4236 - (Your State) Attorney General - Better Business Bureau (

- , Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 302006

(reported on)

Grand Am ES

  • 50,000 miles

Flashers make noise after using blinker. It's annoing to hear turnsignal/hazard flasher failure 10 years mls no cost replacement, call your dealer recall 03V-327

- , Apple Valley, CA, USA

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