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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems Seal Of Pretty Good


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,735 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 lights problems

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 062016

Grand Am

  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. Without warning, the turn signal and hazard lights failed to work. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no permanent remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Alto, MI, USA

problem #9

Aug 012014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 13,900 miles
There is a clicking sound like the signal light is not working. With out having the signal is not on. We have replaced the multifunction switch and the hazard switch. This has not taken care of the problem. We have also seen smoke coming from the steering column two different times, once before replacing multifunction switch one after, the sound is coming from the dash. Have also had problems with the back drivers side tail lights, sometimes the worked others not.

- Bardstown, KY, USA

problem #8

Sep 302008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
In many occasions I had a couple of incidents, one because of a yellow pole and another because of an object in the freeway. And the air bag wouldn't deployed. I paid for the repairs and I am still driving this car. After reading the letter I received I have come to one understanding that is that the car isn't safe. What is you recommendation on my concerns.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #7

May 162014

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • miles


Please excuse me for not knowing when this first happened. For a long time, I have had people tell me my brake lights were out, and then when I'd take the car in for service, they'd say they were working perfectly. I've also had this problem with other lights on the rear of the car. Also, my cruise control sometimes will not work correctly. Today I received an email from your organization telling about a recall on 2005 G-6S with just these problems! I immediately phoned GM to tell them that my car is not a G-6 but is having the same issues. They said they would not help me because the lights have to be not working when I take the car into a dealership. I read off the email you sent me the "remedy" which would be undertaken on the G-6S, and asked for the same remedy. They said I'd have to wait and see if the recall is ever expanded to include Grand Am, too, and not just G-6S. They did not help me whatsoever, even though this is the same problem that I have had with my 2005 Pontiac.

- Hampstead, NC, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Jan 182011

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 56,492 miles
My turn signals wouldn't turn off and they just click click click click. It cost me over $300 to have this fixed. I was never aware of any recall on this type of vehicle. I have read the different complaints about this vehicle that had the same problem I had. These cars should have been recalled. If the were, I was never notified and should be compensated for what I paid to have this problem solved.

- Lansing, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 012009

Grand Am

  • 68,960 miles


The turn signal makes a constant flickering sound, when we bout the car in 2009 from the dealership we took it back to be fixed, they said it was fixed and as soon as we left it starting to it again. Before it didn't do it non stop just every once in a while & it has gotten to the point it does it non stop every time you turn the car on.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 052010

Grand Am

  • 66,000 miles
Flashers will not shut off intermittent and sometimes both come on when you try to turn one way same as issues in NHTSA action # PE05055 they have not fixed this problem just delayed it.

- Laconia, NH, USA

problem #2

Jul 252008

Grand Am

  • 46,000 miles
Nothing happened to case this at all. Nothing change or installed to make it just happened. No wrecks or fire or properly damage. A few months ago my 2005 Grand Am SE starting making the random turn signal noise, sometimes it will go constantly other times it'll only do it twice then stop....then start again. When your out driving around constantly hearing click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click, it gets annoying. Is this the problem that will cost ~$300 to fix I'm told to replace the multiswitch which has been a recall for alot of the previous Grand Am year cars and were covered by the dealership? help would be appreciated. Thanks.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #1

May 192008

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Turn signals just stopped working with no notice at uhaul store while with my 3 young children. Had to drive home with no turn signals. Has less than 60,000 miles. Once stopped, noticed that hazards no longer work also. Brake lights still work. Checked all fuses...couldn't figure it out.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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