Starts Up Then Shuts Off


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
180,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 072011

Grand Am SE 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles


pontiac GM is doing bad with these cars from one problem to a another, problems after problems too much fixing this grand am. Car starts them shuts off can anyone help with the problem. never again buying a GM

- , Huntington Park, 90255, USA

problem #2

Jan 222010

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles

this is the second time i have had to get my car fixed for this problem. the first time i had to take it to the dealership and they had to switch out the tumbler because they said the anti-theft system was bad. my car is doing the whole "car stays on two seconds then shuts off" thing and the only light that stays on is the anti-theft light.

- , Stanfield, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 102010

Grand Am N/A 3.2L Twin Cam

  • Automatic transmission
  • 230,000 miles

My Damn 1997 Pontiac Grand AM wont start and I have no idea of whats wrong with it. I put my spare key in the switch... I dont have the original key... so, I turn the switch over, it starts up for a couple seconds, then it shuts off. I don't know how to fix it, without going to a mechanic shop and paying a lot of money.

- , Mechanicsville, MD, USA

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