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2004 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 1 of 2)

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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,918 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Dec 192014

Grand Am

  • 145,000 miles

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

Turn signals work intermittently, sometimes can press hazard button to activate turn signal for a moment. Power windows quit working all together at once with no warning. Headlight adjusters broke off (crumbled into pieces), can no longer adjust headlights which causes a danger with reduced visibility at night partnered with the intermittent turn signals this causes quite the hazard.

- Heath, OH, USA

problem #27

Sep 262015

Grand Am

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while reversing, the ignition key was encountered and fell out of the ignition switch causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle failed to restart and the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch had no connection to the starter. As a result, the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 131,000. Updated 12/03/15

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #26

Jan 062014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My concern is about my future safety in my Pontiac Grand Am. Since these recalls have been going out I have checked to see if this car will be on the list. I have had to replace my ignition three times last replacement was in 2011, I was lucky that when the replacements took place my car had failed to start and I wasn't driving, however in Jan of 2014 when driving during a snow storm trying to get home, my car hit an ice patch and slide into a guard rail. The impact was so hard that it damaged and bent my left side bumper, breaking the headlight to pieces. To replace the headlight the bumper required to be pulled out and straighten. My air bag did not deploy on impact, even though I hit my head on the headliner, and there was major damage to the car. I live in the mountains of va, how fast was the car going, I am not sure but I can guess impact was about 20/25 mph. Even though the police did come (only because they witness the incident) no police report was filed, I have been looking for this car to be recalled and sure enough its on the list as of July 3 2014. I have not received a letter on the recall, nor does it show up on the cars VIN. The roads in my location are mountain roads with curve after curve and up and downs, although the speed limits are reduced in order to drive safely, my worry is that if I lose control of my car because the electrical system, I will be going down the side of some mountain. I called my local dealer for help, and was told because the recall was not on the VIN# they will not help me. I already know my air bags do not work, I already know I have had ignition problems, so if the ignition stops working, this is an accident waiting to happen. I don't understand if this car make and model is on the NHTSA list why can't I get it fixed?

- Swords Creek, VA, USA

problem #25

Feb 162013

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 89,000 miles

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

My vehicle's turn signals quit working properly last year, sometimes they would work, sometimes not, I spent $200 out of pocket to fix the issue, there is now a ticking noise in the same area and I'm reading online there should be a recall because 100's are having the same issue. The ticking noise makes my car not only unbearable to drive/ ride in but makes me uncertain whether my turn signal is on or not. I'm constantly distracted by driving to check my turn signals and this is a safety issue. GM's website was not helpful.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #24

Sep 112011

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
I filed a safety report on 9/11/2013 confirmation # 10543131 and I have not heard from NHTSA at all since filing the report. Please advise me of the report status. Turn signals work intermittently.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #23

Apr 012012

Grand Am

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, he attempted to change lanes and the turn signal failed to operate intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. The current mileage was 100,000.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #22

Nov 012012

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 90,210 miles

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

There is an intermittent click from the turn signal, even when I am not operating the turn signal. It may click many times in a row, especially right after I have used the turn signal to either direction. The turn signal light is not flashing nor is the indicator flashing. However the signal indicator noise just continues. The problem is becoming worse with time.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #21

Mar 042013

Grand Am

  • 105,000 miles
There is an intermittent click from the turn signal, even when I am not operating the turn signal. It may click many times in a row, especially right after I have used the turn signal to either direction. I am not sure at this time if the light is also flashing with the noise, but the indicator on the dash does not flash. The problem is becoming worse with time.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #20

Mar 142012

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Won't start without holding key to on position for 10 minutes. Turn signal keeps making clicking sound for up to 2 minutes after turning off signal.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #19

Oct 092010

Grand Am

  • miles
Turn signal keeps making a clicking sound minutes after signal is off, also theft light comes on once a week not recognizing key.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #18

Nov 012011

Grand Am

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact was driving 40 mph when the turn signals failed prior to making a turn. The contact also stated that the turn signals would only illuminate once the hazard lights were illuminated, before completely failing. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 71,028.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #17

Oct 202011

Grand Am

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the turn signals failed intermittently. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that her VIN was not included in any recalls and did not offer any further assistance. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who was unable to duplicate the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 151,000 and the failure mileage was 100,000.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #16

Jan 152011

Grand Am

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact was driving 20 mph when the turn signals and hazard lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic replaced the multi function and hazard switches. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 41,000 and the current mileage was 46,100.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 012008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2004 Pontiac Grand Am makes a constant clicking noise like the turn signal is on, but they are not. The noise varies from a very slow speed to really fast and just starts and stops at random.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 282011

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
Vehicle has 74233 miles. While driving clicking sound normally associated with directional/turn signal is being heard, even when directional is not in use. Sometimes the clicking is activated by moving or turning the steering wheel. The clicking is not constant or consistent.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 202010

Grand Am

  • 68,000 miles
Fast clicking noise coming from radio/hazard light area. This happens when no signal lights is on.

- Aylmer, 00, USA

problem #12

Dec 282010

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2004 Pontiac Grand Am with approximately 65,000 miles. Clicking sound normally associated with directional/turn signal is being heard, even when directional is not in use. Sometimes the clicking is activated by moving or turning the steering wheel. The clicking is not constant or consistent, but it does occur every time the directional signal is used. The sound appears to come from the dashboard area (near the radio and hazard light button). The dealership is aware of the issue and has diagnosed it as a faulty/dirty multifunction switch, which he says he replaces frequently. If this is a known issue, I believe General Motors (Pontiac) should address the issue before it turns more serious.

- Marietta, OH, USA

problem #11

May 012010

Grand Am

  • 50,000 miles
The turn signal switch in the car or the hazard switch seem to be defective. It constantly keeps clicking after I use it and sometimes rarely I can see smoke from the steering column. I have seen multiple complaints on this issues I am not sure why it hasn't been recalled.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #10

Apr 242010

Grand Am

  • 105,000 miles
Turn signal on 2004 Grand Am constantly clicking and ended up not working while driving causing others not to know my lane change not enough miles on car for it to go out want a recall on it see there are others have same problems and charge to fix it is extremely high for an switch that saves a humans life.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #9

Feb 212010

Grand Am

  • 66,000 miles
Turn signal system keeps clicking. Found pages of reports on the web for this proplem. No smoke or flames yet. NHTSA needs to get GM to fix this problem.

- Burleson, TX, USA

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