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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2003 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 5 of 5) Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,537 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #8

Aug 222006

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,090 miles


No prior warning. Car died in middle of freeway. Unknown or unable to duplicate problem.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 192005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
While driving the vehicle stalled. The first time it happened was February 2004, and the second time it was in July 2004. The most recent time it stalled was September 19, 2005. The first time they thought the fuel injectors were clogged. The second it was that computer needed reprogramming. And the third time they said the fuel pump/sensor needed to be replaced. The problem still occurred even after they made the adjustments.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 202005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
2003 Pontiac Grand Am stalls while driving has happened 10 times in the last two months Pontiac dealer has looked at the car twice for a total of 5 days and has not been able to duplicate the problem no parts have been replaced we were almost rear ended on 4 different occasions.

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 262005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


My 2003 Pontiac Grand Am security system has failed 3 times now leaving me stranded and requiring the car to be towed to a Pontiac dealership. The security system when it fails....shuts down the engine. I'm lucky that I haven't been hit yet when this happens.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving headlights and interior lights flashed on and off. Driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, mechanic determined that an electrical short was the cause.

- Southgate, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 012004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving at night the headlights are very dim. Consumer states there is an electrical problem. Consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer twice. Consumer states he was denied service, which resulted in a fire.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 202003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles
Car died while driving. Engine shut off, lights shut off.

- Eastampton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • miles
There were problems with the battery, ignition switch, wiring. The computer was replaced, a battery was installed, wiring was tightened, a key ignition was added, and the switch lights/dash component(problem not specified). When the brakes were applied at a speed of 40 mph, the lights would act erratic along with the RPM going down. The RPM and light problem would occur almost everyday and sometime the vehicle would shut down. The consumer no longer operates the vehicle and requested either a new vehicle or a refund. (model GT) scc

- Sparks, NV, USA

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