NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 022001

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles


I own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am,4-cyl. 5-speed manual transmission, which I purchased in may of 2001. Since then I have been having problems with engaging 2nd gear, the transmission slips and makes a rattling noise, also when I am driving, the tires get caught in a groove on the freeway, the front wheels will follow the groove while I am holding the steering wheel straight. It seems as though something is wrong with the rack and pinion, or a defect in the steering assembly/linkage. I have brought the car in to 3 local dealerships here in las vegas and all of them claim that there is nothing wrong with the car, after looking at it, I noticed on your website -that there have been many problems with the transmissions/suspensions of these specific cars. Please note that the car is still under the manufacturer's warranty. Is there something you could do to help us get this problem corrected?

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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