1996 Pontiac Grand Am

6 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Pontiac service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Pontiac customer service.

  1. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES NHTSA Campaign #07E021000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 12, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 742

    Summary: Certain delphi fuel pressure regulators, P/nos. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, and FP10027-11B1, sold after January 9, 2007, as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles listed above. The universal pressure regulators (upr) were produced without an O'ring and retainer.

    Consequence: Fuel may leak, possibly resulting in a fire.

    Actions: Delphi will notify owners and replace the upr free of charge. The recall began on April 23, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 877-411-8770. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E021000 »

  2. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #07E015000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 26, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,124

    Summary: Certain delphi aftermarket fuel pump modules / module reservoir assemblies (mra) that were sold for use on the above listed vehicles. During production the mras vent and fuel return tubes were reversed. This condition can result in the vehicle not running correctly (idle rough and/or stall) due to an overly rich fuel blend or the vehicle's evaporative emission carbon canister may leak fuel.

    Consequence: A stalled vehicle can increase the risk of a vehicle crash. A fuel leak can result in a fire.

    Actions: Delphi will notify owners and replace the defective mras free of charge. The recall began on March 20, 2007. Owners can contact delphi at 1-877-335-7443. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E015000 »

  3. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #02V070000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 06, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,589,948

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles. If the engine fails to start and the driver holds the key in the "start" position for an extended period, high current flows through the ignition switch, and sometimes produces enough heat to melt internal switch parts.

    Consequence: If the switch is damaged, a fire could occur in the steering column, even with the engine off and the key removed.

    Actions: Dealers will install a relay kit in these vehicles to prevent high current from flowing through the ignition switch. Owner notification began March 27, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737, Buick at 1-800-521-7300, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V070000 »

  4. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am INTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #98V027000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 17, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 249,420

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles were built with the potential for the interior lamps to come on unexpectedly while the vehicles are being driven. This does not meet the requirements of FMVSS no. 101, "controls and displays."

    Consequence: The interior lamps coming on unexpectedly could startle a driver causing a momentary loss of control increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

    Actions: Dealers will run a diagnostic test on the lamp control module and, if necessary, replace it. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V027000 »

  5. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR NHTSA Campaign #96V249000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 424

    Summary: The steering column lower pinch bolt was not properly tightened during assembly.

    Consequence: An undertorqued pinch bolt can rattle and cause looseness in the steering system. If the pinch bolt backed out of the joint completely, rotation of the steering shaft against the connector could cause increasing looseness in the steering system and result in loss of steering and an accident.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the steering column pinch bolt for correct torque and, if necessary, tighten the bolt to the specified torque. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V249000 »

  6. 1996 Pontiac Grand Am EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #96V250000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 270,014

    Summary: The front and/or rear hazard warning lamps (four-way flashers) do not flash when the hazard switch is activated. This fails to comply with FMVSS no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: If these lamps were not flashing, other vehicles would not be aware that this vehicle was stopped increasing the risk of an accident.

    Actions: Dealers or vehicle owners will inspect for proper function of the hazard warning lamps. If necessary, dealers will replace the hazard lamp switch. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V250000 »

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