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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Pump Problems

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9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
250 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 152004

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles

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

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

Jul 292004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
During low speed manuevers, turning into a parcking space, parrallel parking, when turning at idle speed steering tightens up like it is manual steering. Took to dealership they ordered a new powersteering pump. Car currently has 10,000 miles but has been doing this since new.. just a little info incase anyone else has had this problem.

- Mineral, VA, USA

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