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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,400 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 142016

Grand Am

  • 170,000 miles


Grinding noise when I apply the brakes.also grabbing when I apply the brakes.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 062015

Grand Am

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle failed to stop. The contact rear ended another vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained chest and left knee injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent lot. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Houma, LA, USA

problem #3

Jul 112012

Grand Am

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. While driving approximately 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but there was an increase in braking distance. The emergency brake was engaged in order for the vehicle to come to a complete stop. In addition, the contact heard a grinding noise emitting from the front of the vehicle as well as a vibration on the pedals and the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Axton, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012

Grand Am

  • 240,000 miles
Fuel system, gasoline details: @ times you can smell gas on the inside of the recently put $690 into changing the entire fuel system before that it cost me $1100 for the entire coolant system $250 for coil pack and cover frequently sparkplugs changed out the ac buttons wont allow the ac to turn on I live in the South we burn up down here with no ac in a car and again on this past Sunday I just put another 4170 into sparkplugs and coil packs only to find out that all my problems are caused from the cars security anti - theft device that is defective I lose power no RPM's car will die in the middle of the interstate that I have to drive in downtown greeville SC and towns like atlanta and chattanooga tn the small things are the radio the lights the headlamps don't shine no brighter than a candle on a birthday cake not to mention that I go thru breaks and tires like they are candy it seems to wear a groove on the inside back passenger tire and the front drivers side makes this loud grinding noise that I think could be the brake booster ball not sure on that but I have spent enough money on this car to keep it going I could have bought 2 new vehicles can someone please have Pontiac look into recalls.

- Wildwood , FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 032012

Grand Am

  • 108,000 miles
When driving the car the brakes will lock up making a grinding noise like something is about to brake somewhere in between the brake pedal and wheels it makes this loud grinding like metal on metal not sure because I have to replace brakes about every 2 - 3 months and rotors and calipers.

- Wildwood , FL, USA

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