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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am miscellaneous problems

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 232016

Grand Am

  • miles

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

Pass lock sensor.wont start due to security light.have to wait 10 min until it stops flashing to turn car on.happened 4 times this month.getting worse.a friend had this problem also, she told me what to do.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 252016

Grand Am

  • 152,000 miles
Oil leak oil leaking on hot exhaust manifold causing fire while either running or driving may cause engine fire don't seem safe to me someone ownng and driving this car as I smell oil burning when I shut off car not safe to me if GM knows about this problem that's the way I wanna go car fire safty issue hmmmm.

- Danielson, CT, USA

problem #4

Mar 192011

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 95,798 miles
This has been reported to GM by certified mail 4/14/2014 to GM headquarters, po box 33172, detroit mi 48232 attn: Pontiac ignition problems etc. - address given to ome by Ms. Corina on 4/14/14 ref#[xxx], showing between 3/19/11 and 10/22/13 ignition module & coil, security system shutdown, ignition starter switch/lock/tumbler, window reg/motor/holder, window reg/motor/holder, window reg/motor/holder (happened several times and had to replaced several times). Reported to dotvsh on 7/6/14 call ref#[xxx], office defect inv #[xxx]. never have received any result. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles

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

I recently received a recall in the mail for my vehicle for the ignition switch recommending that I take it in to get it fixed as soon as possible free of charge. It explains that any added weight should be removed from key ring except car key. Around this time last year, before the part had been recalled, I had multiple keys on my key ring, and the ignition switch went out, and I had to pay to have it replaced. Seeing how this part has now been recalled, I would like some kind of refund for having to replace this part which in this recall notice says it would be fixed for free, if it had been caught in time before it had already broke. I believe I still have the receipt for it also. Thank you

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 152003

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
My wheel broke off while driving, had no steering and no brakes, not exactly sure what let go, was told covered under warranty and then after the car was fixed by the dealership the dealership said I had to pay, as this could not have happened. Company sided with dealership and said would have someone from the company meet with me and look into the matter but has not. I've been waiting since nov02.

- Copper Cliff, UN, USA

problem #1

Jul 192002

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a brand new Pontiac Grand Am GT1 in July 2002. Shortly after, I noticed that it was hard starting. Usually the third time started in one day, it would sound like it was turning over but nothing happened. I would shut it off and try again and it would work. Took it to the dealer where I purchased it, they kept it for 4 hours while I waited. Told me nothing was found. Immediately went to my car to start it and it did the same thing. Went back in, told the mechanic it just happened. They checked it again and came up with nothing. No repairs done. The fog lamps stay on when the car is off. At least once a week my neighbor calls me to tell me my lights are on. I have to start the car and toggle the switch until they go out. A few hours later they are back on and the switch is in the off position. When closing the windows, there is a scratching sound. Both windows in the rear are scratched. The car is clean and was checked by another mechanic who found nothing inside the door that would cause the scratches. There is also a high pitched sound coming from the front of the car. It sounds like the wheel on the driver's side. It seems to go away when I apply the break but comes back. After it rains, there is a gurgling sound coming from the front passenger's side door. Can't tell if its the speaker or what. Just little things that bother me considering this is a brand new car only owned by me and well taken care of. There are just under 16,000 miles on the car. So far, no repairs done.

- Jim Thorpe, PA, USA

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