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Blown Head Gasket

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,000.00
Average Mileage:
99,570 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. get rid of the car !!!!! (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 272015

Grand Am GT V6 Ram Air

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,900 miles

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

Well, as an previous owner of a Grand Am GT (1995) I bought another 2004 GT and today am heading to pick up the car (swearing at myself) after having the SAME ISSUE as my previous Pontiac-----BLOWN HEAD GASKET !!! I am more convinced than ever that this is was a definite issue that should have been recalled by Pontiac on MOST if not ALL Grand Ams. Right now I have no idea of the total bill but it is well over $2,000 to fix it and I am so disappointed cause I really do love my car. As the last Pontiac was fixed (2X) and then sold, this one is now in question cause I know it will be a problem again. Pontiac really should have looked into this issue cause I am sure I am not the only owner who has/had this issue with this model...................so pissed off right now !!!!

Update from Aug 12, 2015: Had complained to Pontiac (no wonder why they went under) and they had a dealer call me---FOR WHAT????? So they can overcharge me or try to sell me a new car.........Politely told them---forget it. Car manufacturers only care about getting them on the lots and overcharging customers--when issues arise-they do not want to be bothered or told of any constant issues with their product.

Update from Aug 19, 2015: Well,fixed the car cause couldn't get rid of it or trade it in that condition.Gonna now sell,rest of car is in very good condition,no wear inside,few minor scratches............Loved the car but time to UNLOAD !!!!!

- , West Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 282013

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,239 miles

Didn't bother fixing it. Spent over $1500 in 4 months on 3 occasions to fix this car. Didn't feel like shelling out another $1700. Just gonna go get a newer car.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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