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Car Won't Start Or Dies Right After It Starts Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. shift into neutral and try to start again (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 042010

Grand Am 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


I'm having problems with my 2004 Grand AM SE, the securtity ligh is on and It causing the car not to start. I have read online that my Grand AM owers are having this problem. I have 3 more years to pay for this car and can't afford a new one. I feel the car should be on re call now!!!. What I'm I to do? I work 2 jobs and work late at night. I need my car. Pontiac I can see why you are out !!!. Not happy with my car.

- , 45 Tremont Terr, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 292010

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

many have reported this is a Passlock issue (security light flashing). Another possibility is the vehicle is not sensing it is in park which is an easy adjustment to make. If the vehicle will not start, try shifting into neutral & see if it will start. If it does, you know what the problem is and it is not the Passlock/Security feature.

- , Snellville, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 252009

Grand Am 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Yesterday I went to start my car and it won't crank. Was hoping that it was just a battery problem. Checked volts and it came out to 12.3. So battery is working fine. Checked the starter, and it works fine. The crank relay is good also. Was looking at other complaints and saw that everyone is having problems with the passlock. The thing is that my security light isn't blinking. The radio doesn't turn on, the electric lock on the car and remote don't work, trunk button doesn't work, cab and mirror lights don't work. I want to find out what is causing all of these things to go out at the same time.

- , Champlin, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006

Grand Am SE 3400 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 190,000 miles

I bought a 2004 Grand Am 3400 v6 a few weeks after I bought it I had issues with it starting. Since then I have taken it to the dealer several times only for them to charge me then tell me they don't know what it is. They told me it was a bolt on my battery. New battery and bolts and still have the problem. Some days it won't start for several tries. When it does start it dies or dies while Iím driving down the freeway or backstreets. I called Pontiac and they told me to just take it to another dealer. They even made the appointment for me. Of course I do have to pay the 125.00 for them to look at it . Whatís up with this. My new car warranty is up and my extended only has a few miles left on it! So I guess Iím stuck with this problem. Now Iím reading these complaints and I see allot of people are having the same problem. This is a safety problem. I guess someone will have die in an accident on the roadway before Pontiac will do the right thing and fix this problem. I'm outraged at the fact that I pay my car payments on time every month. And Iím driving in a car that is not safe for me my kids and other people on the roadways. I will never buy another GM vehicle!

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

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