NHTSA — Electrical System: Starter Assembly Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,375 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012007

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,500 miles


I own a 2001 Grand Am SE 2.4L. I've had nothing but troubles with this car since I bought it. Here's the list of some of the things I've had to replace on the car: Alternator, starter, ignition module, coils and housing unit, and now the passlock system is junk!! this car has several times put me in danger because of it stalling just after stopping or just after going after a start. Which means I'm in the middle of an intersection when it stalls. I'm taking it to the dealer Friday to get the passlock system fixed because my security light is on. I want this car to be recalled or to get reimbursed for the cost and time I've had to put into this car which is a lot$$$

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 302003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Grand Am GT and it has problems starting sometimes. It has had a fuel pump, solonoids, and a new starter put in it within the past 2 weeks and nothing seems to be fixing the problem and I've only had the car for 2 months!!

- Tekonsha, MI, USA

problem #2

May 022003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had many problems with my 2001 Grand Am. Like others many turn signals failed, I have had water leaks, the dome light fell out of its casing and was dangling by its wires. In may of 2003 the computer and its wiring were replaced (at only 31000) after an incident of very ruff shifting. A separate consistant problem that remains unsolved is the car's occasional episodes of not wanting to start. During these episodes it sounds as if the starter will crack, but it just will not start. The only way to get it started at these times is to tap the gas pedal! it has been taken to two dealerships for this problem. They have replaced a fuel intake valve and put new programming in the computer. Nothing they ever do solves this problem and usually they tell me that they can not recreate the problem and therefore can not fix it. Even after having a new computer the problem still occurs.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 122001

Grand Am

  • miles
The starter will crank but it will not start it takes 2 to 3 times to get the car started. The fuel pump has already been reaplced.

- Ozark, MO, USA

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