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NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,247 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

May 072002

Grand Am

  • miles
Had front & rear wheel alignment done 3 times in the May 2002 with no correction done to correct the problem of the pulling back & forth from side to side and keeping the car to stay on the road.this has started to wearing down my tires at a accelrated rate, which may have to be replaced.fuel injection system is making the car idle very rough while sitting/parked.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 192001

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering felt loose, alignments were done, but did not remedy the problem. Vehicle was taken to dealer 4 times, could not find a problem. Consumer lost control of vehicle, and went off the road.. there were 2 injuries.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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