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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
21,687 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 102006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The Pontiac was brought in O the dealer I bought it from because the driver side window fell into the door and would no longer work, the (regulator clip, the piece on the bottom of the window on the right side snapped and caused the window to crack in that corner as well, . as a result, the window was replaced which was not covered under warranty due to this plastic piece that was not suitable or strong enough to hold up the window. Also, the dealer informed me that this was most likely going to happen again. They had seenthe same defect in other Grand Am as well.I would consider this a defect that could cause an accident, luckly, the window didnt fall when driving.the exact date was unsure.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #10

May 162007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the original owner of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am - four door vehicle. It currently has approximately 40,000 miles. All four tires leaked air and I needed to constantly to check and fill all four tires. They seemed to leak a random paces losing air at different rates. I have had multiple problems with this vehicle, including noise from the tires shortly after purchase. The dealership agreed to replace two of the tires per some service bulletin but once they were rotated, the noise started up again. Also, had problems with my windshield wipers remaining on when utilizing mist for up to 25 swipes. The wipers also stop in the middle of the windshield when using mist or the intermittent option. The electric door locks and window buttons only worked on occasion other than those on the drivers side. At approximately 33,000 miles while having a routine oil change, a valve had to be replaced due to antifreeze/oil leaking with the potential of burning out the engine. Clearly this has been just one problem after another. Am completely disappointed in Pontiac. This was my first (and last) Pontiac purchase due to the number of issues with the car. The intent at purchase was that this vehicle could then be passed to my teenage daughter who will begin driving this year, knowing that I have maintained the car and it has low mileage. At his point, I am concerned for her safety.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #9

Jul 102006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Since we purchased our Pontiac Grand Am in April 2002 we have had several items fail that I feel should not have. The fuel pump and fuel relay? failed at 6,000 miles, the window sash channels and relays have failed 3 times. Twice on the driver side and 1 time on the passenger side. The dash is peeling up at the base of the windshield close to the VIN# plate. The dome light bracket failed and the light no longer is on the interior roof. Cheap plastic bracket that will cost several hundred dollars to fix. The driver power seat has failed leaving the seat in the up position. The worst thing about all of this is that it has cost me several thousand dollars to have these items fixed and the car only has 41,000 miles on it.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #8

Jul 122005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,000 miles

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

The shifter needs to be replaced on a car with 36000 miles and also both window regulators need replaced.

- Cogan Station, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 182003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windows on my 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE have numerous scratches on them from the windows going up and down. Several of them were replaced once but the problem continues to recur and now the dealer will not do anything else about it. They claim it is coming from dirt collecting in the weatherstripping. I feel that this is a defect in the particular type of window moulding on this model car. It allows dirt to collect in a lip that is not flat against the window and this in turn scratches the windows when they are used. They said it was a design problem and they will not correct it because they cannot put another moulding on the car. I am very disappointed in the fact that my new car with less than 25,000 miles has this defect.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 252005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
Passenger and driver's side windows fixed twice each. Broken again on end of 2004.

- Hackettstwon, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 182004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,155 miles

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

1: closing window; 2:passenger window fell out of track 3: Pontiac dealer will not fix, driver side window fell on Monday 10-25-04.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 092004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,900 miles
While driving 55 mph and proceeding to operate the automatic window in the down position on the driver side, it stopped operating. Two days later the same issue occurred on the passenger side window. The consumer obtained the replacement parts from the dealer and had her son make the repairs.

- Red Bud, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 052004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer complained about multiple problems with this vehicle. While driving vehicle stalled on its own. Consumer tried to restart vehicle, but was unable to do so. Then, fifteen minutes later the vehicle started. Driver's and passenger side electrical windows rolled up and down on their own. Also, transmission failed while shifting. Consumer contacted dealer for an appointment for these problems.

- Sidon, MS, USA

problem #2

Jul 032004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power windows keep braking. 8 times for drivers side, 1 time on passenger side. Sash asm. That fastens to the window for motion keeps braking. A total of 9 repairs in 18 months.

- Clarksville, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 022003

Grand Am

  • miles
Consumer stated that the windows are very difficult to roll up. Vehicle has been taken to the dealer, and work has been done to alleviate the problem, but of no avail. Manufacturer has been notified of the problem as well.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

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