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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,638 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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2004 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 202010

Grand Am

  • 67,600 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled when she attempted to start the ignition. It took ten minutes for the vehicle to finally start up. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership twice, on the second visit the contact was informed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic who replaced the fuel pump. However, the vehicle still stalled. The failure mileage was approximately 67,600. The current mileage was approximately 67,700.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #5

Feb 162009

Grand Am

  • 55,598 miles
Was driving normally down road on way to work. Approached intersection and depressed clutch to down shift and apply brake to stop vehicle. However with clutch depressed, the vehicle began to rev up on its own without the accelerator pedal depressed, until it reached the red line. After pumping accelerator about five or six times vehicle stopped revving up. However several miles down the road the vehicle began to rev up again when clutch was depressed to shift gears. This is an ongoing issue, vehicle has been seen by GM dealerships and GM rep but they claim issue cannot be replicated. Multiple parts have been replaced but issue continues. Will a major accident or death be required for this issue to be addressed? I realize that this is probably not sticking out as a major issue because of low numbers of reports of this same problem, but I would imagine that since this is probably isolated to models with manual transmission which is a very small minority of vehicles. If thought about in the fact that their are few vehicles configured with a manual transmission, the fact of the number of reports of this issue makes it more significant since it would equal a higher percentage of vehicles when compared to the total number of vehicles configured with a manual transmission.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #4

May 212007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,300 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. While making a turn, the engine surged and lost power. The contact was able to pull off the road and stop the vehicle by applying the emergency brake. The vehicle was able to be restarted and driven. The vehicle is currently being diagnosed. The engine size, # of cylinders, and purchase date were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 9,300.

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 132006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,930 miles


: the contact stated while driving at various speeds the engine revs. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. They replaced the computer module which did not remedy the problem.

- Pacific, MO, USA

problem #2

Apr 152004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
While driving in rainy weather it sounded from the right front corner of the car under the hood like something was grinding or abrasion. It sounded like two bearings rubbing against each other. Took the car to the dealer, and they were not able to hear it. The dealer took it for a test drive, lifted it up onto the lift and was not able to hear any noise. Updated 8/14/2006 - the right front tire warped. The brake calipers warped shortly after the vehicle was purchased. Both front rotors had to be replaced due to warpage. The consumer heard noise on the driver's side front end. The dealer replaced the upper strut mount, bearing plate and aligned the front end. The vehicle would lose power while driving. The dealer reprogrammed the engine control module. The master cylinder leaked and had to be replaced. Power steering pump leaked and was replaced. The tramsmission was slipping.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 182005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix shuts down while driving and the power steering and braking ability are lost.

- South Elgin, IL, USA

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