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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems Seal Of Pretty Good


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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

engine problem

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, and ever since I got it the lights in the car and the headlights dim, while I accelerate. I have taken it in to the garage I bought it from several times and they never fixed it. I am still having the problem and it is getting worse. The told me there may be a short in the wiring and they would have to tear the whole thing apart to find it. Another concern I have is I have 70,000 miles on my car and I have had to put head gaskets and lifters on this car. No one can believe that happens with such low mileage. My sister works with a girl who had the same problem at about the same mileage. (same year).

- Manistee, MI, USA

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