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Turn Signals Don't Work Sporadically

2002 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 1 of 2)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer.

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Typical Repair Cost:
$248.00
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 1 of 2)

problem #26

Jul 222015

Grand Am SE 2.2L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,143 miles

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

Bought this 2002 Grand Am on July 22 at the Ford Dealership here in Mason City, Iowa and as soon as I drove down the street the turn signals quit working. Made an appointment for the next day to have it looked at and the mechanics could find nothing wrong as the turn signals started working after the car had been shut off and restarted. Now the change oil light came on and has stayed on even tho the oil was changed 2 weeks ago.

- , Mason City, IA, USA

problem #25

Dec 232013

Grand Am GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

Blinkers will only work on occasion. They will light up when manually moved, but will not stay on. Also will make a clicking sound for a long time after using the blinkers. This is such a safety issue, as how are you supposed to be able to alert the drivers around you when turning, changing lanes, etc.

- , Winnipeg, Manitoba, canada

problem #24

Jun 012011

Grand Am GT 3400

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Turn signals do not work all the time. When they fail to work, you need to hit the hazard light switch for them to start working again. I did repalce the turn signal/multi function switch in the steering column, but that did not take care of the problem. I am being told the hazard light switch needs replaced. I understand there is a recall on 2001 & older models, but not on the 2002. I believe they need to expand the recall on these models. It's a 2002 modle, but the manufacture date is Sept. 2001. This is the car my daughter drives and it is not safe!! I plan to replace the hazzard light switch and will update if this corrects the problem.

- , Kingwood, WV, USA

problem #23

Mar 162012

Grand Am GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

The signal lights on my grand am will randomly stop working. Ive figured out that if I put my 4ways on for several seconds the lights will come back on, but sometimes it doesnt work. Living in a city with a 25 minute commute I NEED signal lights! Not only is it annoying, but extremely unsafe!

- , Winnipeg, Manitoba, canada

problem #22

May 212009

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

Blinkers don't work, I have to turn on the hazard lights then shut them off again. It triggers the blinkers to work again, most of the time. I recieved a letter from pontiac telling me that there is a malfunction in some switch. They will replace it, you just have to go to pontiac dealer.

- , Westfield, MA, USA

problem #21

Dec 302005

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles

I HATE WHEN OTHER PEOPLE IN NICE NEW CARS DON'T USE THEIR TURN SIGNALS I HATE IT MINE DON'T WORK ALL THE TIME BUT I STILL FLIP THE SWITCH WELL BEFORE MAKING MY TURN 90% OF THE TIME THEY DON'T COME ON AND I SAY A SILENT "I'M SORRY" TO THE PERSON BEHIND ME THAT DIDN'T KNOW I WAS TURNING AND HAD TO SLAM ON THEIR BREAKS BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT WATCHING ME PUMP MINE TO LET THEM KNOW I WAS SLOWING DOWN. SORRY

- , Austin, TX, USA

problem #20

Mar 222011

Grand Am SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

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

This happens everyday. Surprised I haven't got pulled over yet for not using my turn signal because the stupid things don't work have the time without hitting the hazards.

- , Racine, WI, USA

problem #19

Oct 232009

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles

my turn signals are not working properly. i'm really tired of this promblem it's really annoying

- , Baytown, TX, USA

problem #18

Oct 012009

Grand Am 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

turn signal will not shut off at times but no lights when it happens sometimes lasts up to 5min.

- , East Moline, IL, USA

problem #17

May 072010

Grand Am 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

The turn signals would occasionally not work or suddenly stop working. Giving the dash a good smack above the hazard light push button seemed to solve the problem temporarily. It seems like it could be an issue with the turn signal relay since it's located in the dash at that location.

- , Woodland, CA, USA

problem #16

Apr 072010

Grand Am SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

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

I almost got ran off the road...trying to fiddle with getting the turn signal to work, and merging, no one knew I was forced to move over because of a lane closure...scary. I am going to contact the nearest dealer to see if they have any information. I called GM, and of course they said it's not on their "list".

- , Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #15

Oct 212006

Grand Am SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

My car kept making a very annoying clicking sound. It sounded as if the turn signal was on even when it wasn't. I had wishful thinking and thought the problem would eventually resolve itself. Unfortunately, I had to replace the multifunction switch which was located in the steering column. The new switch was made differently so the horn would always go off, so I had to take the fuse out for the horn. Now, I don't have a horn, but it's much better than living with a "clicking sound".

- , Omaha, NE, USA

problem #14

Feb 232009

Grand Am 6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Most of the time when I go to turn on the blinkers they will not even come on at all. Which is very annoying and can be very dangerous when I need to do a sudden turn and don't have no blinker. I have to turn on the emergency blinkers to actually get my blinkers to work and most of the time I have to push the emergency blinkers button several times just to get the blinkers to work. Then once I have to blinkers working they just won't go off and I have to put up with the noise and I wind up pushing the emergency blinkers button for them to go off and ever now in then they will. But I believe it is a very dangerous problem because I could get rammed from behind for not having no blinkers. And it shouldn't be my fault!!!!!!!!!

- , Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #13

Aug 122008

Grand Am SE 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

same as #9 drives you crazy................turnsignal well not shut off at times but no lights when it happens sometimes lasts up to 5min.

- , Warden, WA, USA

problem #12

Jun 022008

Grand Am 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

GM never informed us of a Recall about this problem!! We had this problem for over a month before I gave up trying to fix it.. Service Writer guy told us that there was recall on that problem!

- , Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #11

Feb 142008

Grand Am SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,259 miles

Same as # 9 here too. You would think a recall could fix this.

- , Bowie, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 012007

Grand Am SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

my problem is just like #9 plus the dash lights come and go.

- , Spring Hill, KS, Armenia

problem #9

Dec 202007

Grand Am SE 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Annoying clicking from turn signals!! Lights aren't on, just sound.. drives us crazy!!!

- , Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 162004

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

The stupid blinkers do work, but once you start using them that damn ticking in the car never shuts up. This problem actually started in 2004, but at the time there was no rhyme or reason as to when it would do it, so getting it fixed was hard as the ticking would come and go whenever it felt like it. Then nothing for about three years and then the past couple of months (now out of warranty) it's gotten really bad. So bad that the ticking was driving me insane and my husband removed the ticker. The blinkers now light up, but won't blink, so everytime you change lanes or turn you have to turn the blinkers on then off then on then off. Really annoying and unsafe when you're trying to maneuver the car and watch the road, etc.

He replaced the hazard ticker for about $25, but that didn't solve the problem. The next item to be replaced is the main part in the steering column. $125 he said, so for now, we're just turning the blinkers on then off, then on, then off.

I've done some research online and have found that this is a common Pontiac Grand Am problem, however, recalls are only through 2000.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 152007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

My husband and I noticed 1 day while driving that when we turned on the turn signal, it wouldn�t work. We called around and the cheapest we could find to fix the problem (a bad multi-function switch) was $350... And that�s not including labor! Not having that much money to spend, if the turning signal wont work we gently hit the top of the hazards and it will usually start working. Works for now while not having the money to spend on getting it fixed.

- , Kearns, UT, USA

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