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NHTSA — Electronic Stability Control Problems Seal Of Pretty Good


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,200 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152013

Grand Am

  • 83,000 miles


I'm not sure police and fire departments, media coverage made the local issues in Colorado springs, Colorado.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 012013

Grand Am

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle spun out of control and crashed into an embankment. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Rutledge, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 232010

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I had no ideal this car had so many recalls, I purchased the car used about a year ago my daughter complained about gas fumes in the back seat, and the front end has popped and cracked since I got it the mechanic couldn't find anything wrong and my signal lights tore up completely on halloween night, no signal would work however my emergency flashes did the mechanic checked them and told me it was in the switch that controlled my signal and emergency flashers. It has a short in it after working on it about an hour he got the signal lights working and told me not to turn my emergency flashers on again because my signal lights would tare up again also they are a issue with my headlights where one headlight won't burn, it goes out sometimes and sometimes it burns the garage could not find anything wrong with it they said it must be in the wiring my fog lights also will not work it seems that they are something wrong with the wiring I have still not got these issues fixed.

- Sandy Hook, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 012008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
I purchased my 2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE used in may of 2008 with only 23,000 miles on it. The first issue began only about 2-3 months after the purchase. First the key would get stuck...a few weeks later, that was no longer a problem. Then the car had trouble starting. Very random, sometimes it would start after a few tries, sometimes it would start after 30 minutes. Then it got worse. The car would shut off as I was warning at all...just turned off as if I turned the key off. This also is extremely random..mechanics have checked my fuel pump pressure, cleaned the lines twice...I was told the pressure was right to specifications. It has been 3 years that I have the car..could not afford to take it to a GM dealer. I checked and cleaned the fuses related to the ignition..after I did that, for the first time in 3 years my car did not shut off. That lasted about 2 weeks, now it is starting all over again. I have gotten stuck on the highway in the middle of traffic, up on mountainous roads, at red lights, very dangerous. My car still has trouble starting at times and now it returned to the danger of the car shutting off. My electrical system sometimes goes crazy when the car shuts off..sometimes it does not. Sometimes the car shuts off when turning on my directional signal..sometimes it does not. Sometimes it shuts off at a stop sign..sometimes it shuts off driving 55 mph. If this were my fuel pump, it would have died years ago. This is GM's poor electrical systems proven to be a problem in the Grand Am and other models as well.

- Effort, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122009

Grand Am

  • 45,000 miles
My husband has a 2005 Chevy truck with 30000 miles. I own a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, both with 45000 miles, both driven for pleasure. I just replaced front and rear brakes. My ABS and no trac light is on. I was told my hub was bad. My husband just replaced a hub on his truck as well, no warranty! I was told by auto zone and the people who work on my car that GM has a bad hub and knows it. I can not afford to replace mine at this time so I have to park the car.

- Battle Creek, MI, USA

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