NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am accessories - interior problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 162007

Grand Am

  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving at an unknown speed, all of the instrument panel lights failed. The failure occurred intermittently. Occasionally, within a five minute interval, the contact had to shut off and restart the vehicle in order for it to correct itself. The failure occurs approximately 4-5 times while driving. She took the vehicle to a dealer and they could not duplicate the failure each time. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 52,000.

- Madison, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
I purchased my 2001 Grand Am GT in 2002. So far since I've owned the car, I seem to replace the breaks every 10,000 miles or every year, I have had the rotors replaced twice within the last 5 years, replaced the alternator and fuel pump. Now, my ABS lights continue to go on and most recently, my car will not start it seem every two weeks (I hope I am not away from home when this happens) - the security light has been coming on and have to keep the key in the "on" position for 10 minutes and then try to start the car - my garage told me it was a security code problem that only the dealer can fix. I have only 90,000 miles on the car and now, I need a rack and pinion which will cost me another $900 (I spent approx $500 dollars on the car in the last 6 months). My break pad wear out at least yearly (I am retired and don't even drive the car long distance). Now my ABS lights are constantly coming on, even though the garage said he found nothing wrong and I need to take it to the dealer. The car is pretty - but will never buy another Pontiac again - I can't afford to keep it in the garage every three months (so it seems) and need a reliable car - not one that doesn't start once every two weeks because now my security systems is messed up. Also, have had problems with 1 and 2 on the ac settings (wouldn't work at all) - and of course, paid to have that fixed. Please help me.

- Stafford, VA, USA

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