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NHTSA — Equipment: Electrical: Anti-Theft Devices Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,400 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.

2003 Pontiac Grand Am accessories - interior problems

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

May 262007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,400 miles


I have the passlock security system on my 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. I was parked at a store. I was sitting in the car with the key on in the ignition. My wife lifted the handle on the passenger's door. The door was locked, but my door was open. The car was running and after she lifted the door handle the ignition shut off. I tried restarting the car. The car was cranking but would not start. The security light was flashing on the dash board. I had to have the car towed. I wasn't able to restart the engine. The key was bought used in October 2006. The car only has 25,000 miles on the engine and is up to date on maintenance schedules. I have read on several internet sites that the passlock system has a history of cutting off the engine even with the car's key.

- Westlake, OH, USA

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