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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,017 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 212003

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles


Problems with suspension and power steering. In addition, failed suspension. Inspected vehicle for popping type of noise when turning right at low speeds, such as parking lot turns. Vehicle was at dealership once for power steering system and four times for suspension. Consumer feels she's entitled to another vehicle or compensation for a "lemon" calculated in accordance with the lemon law.

- Rancho Cordove, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 132003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
2002 Pontiac grandam GT-1 has continuous grinding, rubbing, and popping sounds from the front steering. Also has uncontroled power steering where the car could go off the road. Dealerships can or will not try to find these serious defects, they say that it is the tires that is causing these defects.this is the second new GT-1 within the past three years with the same defects that I have owned.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 232003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,050 miles
I was making a left hand turn into a parking space and my power steering went out causing me to hit the car next to me. My car has been in the shop at least 4 times to try to get the problem fixed with the power steering and they say there is no problem. Yet the power steering has gone out 7 times 2 of those times causing an accident. The first accident was around 7,000$ the 2nd one was minor and estimates are being done now.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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