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NHTSA — Structure Problems

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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,017 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.

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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 152013

Grand Am

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated the dashboard deteriorated and the window defroster was inoperable. Also, the passenger side air bag compartment was detached. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- La Follette , TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 112013

Grand Am

  • 97,000 miles
The dash is peeling and rolling up it has broke all the vents and has pushed the trim around the speedometer/ rim et down and off. My airbag light comes on often and it is a concern for the passenger side airbag that is starting to push up the cover. Starting to have electrical problems due to it pushing pressure on the fuse boxes. I also have it pushing on the door allowing water to run into my car at the fuse box speaker and into my floor. I see this problem in several other vehicles with the dash. These problems are a safety issue and should be addressed and fixed by GMC before a failure to one of these systems and cause injury or death.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 162010

Grand Am

  • 60,000 miles
Front dash is peeling up on both corners and venting on dash is totally cracked. All damages from extreme heat temps.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 0 miles

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

Dashboard lifting and curling up on drivers side obstructing drivers view. It has gotten worse over the past years, theres been many many complaints about this problem..

- Tompkinsville, KY, USA

problem #2

May 022009

Grand Am

  • miles
My 2003 Pontiac Grand Am dash board is completely starting to lift from the foundation it has also started to fold back from the windshield on the driver side. We use the heat protector visor and despite it is still lifting. I have had other cars and have never experienced this problem. And I don't know if this would affect the air bags.

- Palatka, FM, USA

problem #1

Feb 012009

Grand Am

  • 101,100 miles
Bought 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT new in March 2003. Moonroof and driver window leaked water frequently, while power windows "clunked" when going down. Took to dealer 3 times for these problems in 2005-2006 while covered under warranty; only moonroof was repaired, dealer claimed nothing was wrong with windows. Windows continued to roll down slowly, making loud noises when going down, and hesitating when going up. In January 2009, driver side window stopped working entirely; in February 2009, passenger side window also stopped working. Contacted dealer, explained situation, and expressed frustration over not being able to get these problems addressed while car was under warranty. Dealer not willing to admit to failure to address issues with windows, and will only perform window repair at full price. Repair estimated at $1030.

- Lake Hopatcong, NJ, USA

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