Leaking Coolant, Cracked Intake Manifold Gasket

2001 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 4 of 4)

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,816 miles
Total Complaints:
63 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake manifold gasket (32 reports)
  2. not sure (10 reports)
  3. replace intake manifold gaskets (6 reports)
  4. re-imbursement of expense due to GM and Dex-cool Corp. deals (4 reports)
  5. replace intake manifold (3 reports)
  6. gm should replace all models with these problems (2 reports)
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Jun 242006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 88,000 miles


Will be the last GM car I'll ever own!!!! I hate having a car that I still have to pay for and can't drive

- , Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 152006

(reported on)

Grand Am GT

  • 45,000 miles

Bought my car 2 yrs ago. Governement requires emissions test done before licence renewal - take it into garage and find that intake manifold and gaskets need to be replaced, due to recommended coolant (Dex-Cool) by manufacturer. Bulletin was sent to mechanics but not advised to the general public. Just losing my job, this is not an expense I needed. To top it off, my husband drives a GM Chev Venture (same problem - same bulletin), worse damage - over 4,000 Cdn to fix. I am truly pizzed off - obviously GM knew about this, and did nothing to advise thier clients, but figured that they could make MORE MONEY by handling it this way. Personally I love my car, hate the manufacturer, and I am demanding re-imbursement for my expenses (all of which I have kept receipts). What are others doing about this??? The only advice I have for someone looking into purchasing this vehicle, and from working in the corporate world, is do your research - its all about the bottom $. Any good class action lawyers out there and does anyone know how to contact GM directly about this. THERE IS SUCCESS IN GROUPS!

- , Milton, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Jan 152006

(reported on)

Grand Am GT

  • 30,000 miles

never buy a GM product since they are not willing to back their product when obviously they have a defective material used in their gaskets

- , Tecumseh, ON, Canada

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