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NHTSA — Engine Problems

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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,820 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.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 122016

Grand Am

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact experienced an issue with the vehicle idling roughly and decelerating. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle misfired; however, the diagnosis was not provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufcaturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Lomita, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 012016

Grand Am

  • 80,000 miles
Will not turn over unless you leave the key on for 8 minutes-pass lock issue I am told and is quite prevalent.....why is there not a recall"??"

- Greensburg, KY, USA

problem #7

Nov 272015

Grand Am

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start and the instrument panel failed to function. The contact mentioned that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #6

Aug 152013

Grand Am

  • 83,000 miles

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

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

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

Oct 112014

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 117,880 miles
When I took my foot off the accelerator pedal, the pedal stuck and did not return back up. Instead it stayed down as though it was still being depressed causing the engine to rev. I had to physically grab the accelerator pedal and pull it towards me to try and return it back to its normal position. This happened on several occasions and I had to have the entire accelerator assembly replaced, I called GM only to be told that the recall on this known problem was for the 03 Grand Am models, not the 05 models. I wonder how many people have to die before GM decides they are better off financially to recall the 05 models?

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 082014

Grand Am

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the air bags failed to deploy after crashing into another vehicle. No injuries were reported and a police report was filed. In addition, the contact stated on another occasion while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled as the service engine soon warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 192014

Grand Am

  • 113,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving various speeds, the vehicle began shaking and smoke was emitted from the exhaust pipe. A private mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle had a blown head gasket. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Tompkinsville, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 132013

Grand Am

  • 97,500 miles
I had several times I would be driving down the road and even the highway it has died on me. Luckily I was able to get the door locks come unlock that I knew the car died. When I am driving my flashers on my car continue to make a ticking noise. When I try to start the car sometimes I have to pump the gas and I had already had fuel pump replaced. When I start it I have to wait for a service engine soon before I can start it. Sometimes I be driving and my headlights will go dim and I turn it up as far and bright. It still don't work.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #1

Nov 122013

Grand Am

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while making a turn at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Warrenton , VA, USA

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