Plastic On Power Window Switch Breaks Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
95,003 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. Replace plastic window switch piece (2 reports)
  3. replace the plastic piece with stronger metal (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 182010

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,469 miles


I'm having on going problems with the the plastic guides (or window clips) It was first n the drive side the rear doors are having problems.

Initially the drive side window would stop working in the summer when it get colder it would start working again. Then it started to work intermittently in the cold season. Because my air works it wasn't an urgent thing. Then it dropped just before I had to leave to go oversea. The plastic guides were broke and some seem to have fallen out. So I managed to get the window back up and wedged on what was remaining of the guide and disconnected the switch so I wouldn't forget and break my window.

I was oversea for a lot longer that I had thought I would be. In that time frame my son need a vehicle so I gave him the car. Now not only is the drives side window broken but also both back windows want to fall down.

These Cars should have been recalled but seeing that Pontiac's are no longer being made I doubt this will ever happen. It is a fun car to drive. Now the unsightly duck tape holding the windows up should tell everyone that these cars have issues.

- , Salem, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 062009

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,650 miles

Welp, now it has happened. The passenger window had the plastic regulator piece break, and now the window is creeping down into the door. This is the third window to do so; the driver's side window had this problem a year and a half ago, and the rear passenger's window broke last summer. I didn't even bother to replace the piece in the rear window, which is now held firmly in place by a plank of wood. Debating now how I want to fix the piece - another plank or trot off to the junkyard for an equally flimsy piece. For so many users to have this same problem, Pontiac should have had a recall for this problem.

- , Hubert, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 162009

Grand Am SE 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 238,000 miles

had to buy a 70.00 part to fix the window so it will work.

- , Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 162007

(reported on)

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


At 65,000 miles or so my driverside window slamed down into my car door while I was turning a corner(needless to say it scared the sh*t out of me!). Four months later, both of my back windows fell into the door within the same week, and then....... to my surprise, a month later my front passenger window did the same thing! Now that is just rediculous! This should be a manufacturer expence, due to them using extreemly crappy parts made in slave shop in china. Now I have to spend hundreds of dollars to replace crappy parts with the same crappy parts, just so they'll break again, and then spend hundreds of more dollars....... How redundent, and I will NEVER buy "American" again! I think I'm turning Japanese. lol

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 212006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 40,000 miles

I can't belive how incompetent these car manufacturers are! These problems occur repeatedly on this particular make and model of car and always at about the same mileage. I am sitting here griping when I should be in class but my car window has fallen into the door and it isn't safe to leave it where I need to park it without a window, on top of all that, it's snowing! I am so tired of being ignored as soon as the dealership makes their sale. After you give them thousands of dollars all they give you is the runaround about their shoddy manufacturing. DO NOT BUY A GM VEHICLE!!!!! unless you are obscenely wealthy and enjoy fixing the same problems over and over again. I have learned my lesson, the Japanese are the only ones in the market who know how to build a vehicle.

- , Columbia, MO, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 36,900 miles

plastic on regulator continously breaks, 3rd time @ $300 each.

i have had nothing but problems with this car! from piston knock (normal due to engine design) to windows and door malfunctions, turn signals, hazard lights, alternator, battery, door moldings, just for starters! and all this was by 40,000 miles!!!!! some repeats! i regret this purchase! I AM NOT PONTIAC PROUD! NEVER AGAIN will i purchase a Grand Am!

- , Peru, IN, USA

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