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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems Seal Of Pretty Good


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 242006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 45 mph, the transmission shifted into reverse without warning. The shift indicator was still in drive. The service dealer was notified to check if there was a recall on the transmission. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Lanham, MD, USA

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