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1997 Pontiac Grand Am accessories - exterior problems

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 201998

Grand Am

  • miles


While under warranty swaybar bushings were replaced 4 times. The rear windshield leaked water into the trunk which caused moldy carpet that the dealership refused to replace even though the car was still under warranty. The plastic cover on the instrument panel rattles as well as the plastic cover where the radio and climate control knobs are located. Dealer has said that there is nothing that can be done about this. The sidewalls on the two front tires were defective and had to be replaced. The left rear tire had a patch in it before I even received the car. The fuse for the lights on the instrument panel keeps blowing and when the dealership was questioned about this they said that it was nothing. It has now blown 15 times. The water pump "shredded" at 37,000 miles. The car accelerates on its own after being taken out of park and put in drive. The brakes "pulse" at 10 miles an hour. The radio controls work opposite of what they're supposed to (ie turn up and it does nothing, turn down and it gets louder). Battery went dead at 40,000 miles. Rearview mirror lever "fell off" inside door for no apparent reason. Severe paint chipping on front of car.

- Addison, TX, USA

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