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NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,667 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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2003 Pontiac Grand Am body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 242011

Grand Am

  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the dashboard was separating from the frame and fractured. As a result, the windshield cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not taken the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013

Grand Am

  • 236,000 miles
Bought the vehicle used. 2003 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4L V6. Constant ticking from hazard light switch. Grounding problems. Looked for recalls at GM dealership. No recalls on the problem. No choice but to remove hazard light fuse until repair. Should have been covered by GM. Gonna cost us $500! the transmission cooling lines rotted away causing coolant spraying everywhere causing white smoke and overheating of the engine. Spraying the serpentine belt and water pump. With visual inspection and touching confirmed spot. 3/4 of reservoir is leaked out causing rust on sub frame. Also front rocker panel bad. Front passenger panel rotted out. Bad oxidizing on the manifold cover and exhaust manifold cover. Shame on GM for not covering all gas on the hazard light malfunction and multi switch issues.

- Camden, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
I am seeking advice about a matter pertaining to the car I momentarily own. I believe that the car sold to me has been in accident and repaired. The brakes feel as if they are going to give out and have not been working correctly from the beginning. After informing and bringing the car to the dealership, they felt all that was needed was for them to be lubed. They say the car is fine but I am the one driving it and it has not been working properly. I went to a few dealerships to obtain other opinions and I was told the car was not running properly. I went back to the dealership I bought the car from and finally they realized the brakes were not in good shape. Parts were repaired. For a few weeks the car was running ok but the brakes were still not working properly. I felt a bucking everytime I put my foot on the brakes. The next time the rotors were fixed. I have invoices to back what has been repaired. I bought the car in November 2003 and in the beginning of 2004 the problems already started and have not stopped since. I did not drive the car until December 2003, since I was out of the country in November. The paint on the hood started in 2004 to come off. That needed to be repainted. The front headlights fog up, water condensation is building up. The car is running as if the bottom will fall off. It sounds like an old car. Every time I say that the car is not running correctly and ask them to test drive it, they only fix what I state what I think is wrong. I ask you to look into this matter and see if you can help me clear up this problem. Please let me know if any more information is required. I am stating the VIN [xxx]. thank you. [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Newington, CT, USA

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