Abs Light Comes On

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. adjusted sensor, new tie rod ends seemed 2 help, lifetime brakes (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace wheel barrings (1 reports)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012012

Grand Am SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Buy here pay car lots are over run with pontiac grand-ams. I fell for one like an idiot. Little down low monthly payments. Not worth it. Soon the electric windows started acting up. At the time of this report only one works the back drivers side.Drive thrus are so much fun with my grand-am@!@!!!??. I was the only user/driver. The door locks act strange too. You can't lock them all at once using the driver switch..Sometimes for no reason once you exit the car and shut the door they all lock(better have a spare key). I've only had the 99 grand am 11 months. Both side mirrors have broken off for no reason other than cheap plastic design and having become brittle with age. The car alarm goes off from time to time for no reason. Several times the car wouldn't start due to a mysterious appearance of a security light on the dash. Even after changing the oil and filter the change oil light never goes off. The brake light is forever on after having gone through several expensive brake jobs. The car drifts on a slope with the e brake on. The car is always in need of coolant/antifreeze for some reason? Probably the cheap plastic radiator/reservoir. I can't find a transmission dipstick, just a hard to access transmission cap below the breather on the side of the engine? Guess I'll know when the tranny drops out. The gas tank is nuisancely place on the passenger side. The battery also placed stupidly on the driver side. The headlights have shifted pointing skyward. The gear shift leaves no room for other than a two small cups. The inside dome light assembly fell out for no reason and won't go back in. The driver seat doesn't go high enough. There were so many dash light alarms on it failed inspection. The PA emission control department finally let it go due to all the known problems with the model..The stereo control buttons on the steering wheel are an ill thought non-convenience. On the plus side the c/d and radio still work. The a/c failed. The cassette deck errors if you try to use it for your ipod. Good gas mileage, but a lot of exhaust and noise/rough idling. Cruise control works good. Bad traction in the snow, stay home. No matter what the price or how polished or sporty a pontiac grand-am may look DON'T BUY ONE!!!!!! THEY ARE A NIGHTMARE OF REPAIRS AND A RAINBOW OF ALARM LIGHTS ON THE DASH. Thanks Hope this report helps someone.

- , Dover, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 65,000 miles

just a note to others if you ever have your abs light come on and the traction control off light on at the same time have your wheel barrings checked it could be a bad wheel barring

- , Central Square, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 302006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 40,000 miles

ABS light is always on. Brakes go out all the time. Every 20-25K or so. The ABS light was always on. Seems every since I had new tie rod ends and lifetime breaks, and some sensor adjusted -- the break problem seemed to slow down.

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 292002

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 52,000 miles

I can be driving along and the ABS light comes on and then kicks the traction control off. when I shut the car off the problem is gone but the comes back. My tire pressure light is also on and will not go off even with the correct pressure

- , West Winfield, NY, USA

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