Window Fell Into Door Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,347 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. new window clips (4 reports)
  3. new regulator (2 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 142015

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


In October 2015 my passenger side windows just fell. I bought 2 clips, haven't put them on yet.

- , Sherwood, TN, USA

problem #10

Jun 032015

Grand Am SE-1 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 299,107 miles

Experiencing my passenger side front window make a terrible sound while driving and then watching the entire window fall in the door-- Not Good! This created a very problematic and dangerous situation. I had do go into the door to lift the window to tape in place. This enabled me to not have and obstructed view and keep the RAIN out. That is when I discovered the broken clip that supports the window. I only have one functioning window. I have to monitor that.

- , Randallstown, MD, USA

problem #9

Jan 012010

Grand Am ?

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

Our 2001 Pontiac Grand Am had not one but two windows right front and left rear fall down when plastic clips holding up the glass disintegrated. We propped the windows closed up with wood blocks inside the doors. We did not have the money to fix them. We can drive the car without these two windows working. Our neighbor had the same car and the same problem fixed for $200 for one window.

- , Sonoma, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 222010

Grand Am V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


First let me say I love my Pont I have always owned GM car for the most part had one dog pick up hated it .. But living in Ohio knowing at the time GM had around seven plant in Ohio alone. I knew I was getting a car built here in USA. . But this thing about trying to compete with the foreign car companies as really put a bad rep on GM and there workers. My plastic window clips broke on my passenger and a month later on the driver. I still say some one was trying to get in. But my insurance want to sSay it was old age , the clips were clean and still strong when I pulled them out off the bottom off the door. the pain in the ass part was only the dealer Carrier this clip and they were $50.00 A PEACE FOR PLASTIC. and when I ask the dealer how much for them to install was told anywhere from $150.00 to $175.00 really to put two clip on and window. So I started to look i local junk yards no one had any pont grand ams two doors..

I want to know who thought it was a great idea to put a 5 lb window on to little plastic clips.. What ever happened to the old way at lease when they fell off of that it was a vary easy fix..

- , Columbus, OH, US

problem #7

Nov 012010

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Had the car since 2002, took it through everything and only had three issues with it. this window clip was a pain to deal with, winters in SD aren't the best with a window down, but easy enough fix as long as you can get in the tight spaces without breaking more plastic clips off to have to then fix them. this car is only a 2 door and so far only one window has gone down...but that's already a 50% failure rate just in my car. the cheap plastic piece wasn't meant to handle much...and the replacement's the same thing, a small piece of plastic...the regulator and track's are still fine so I didn't have to spend hundreds to fix them, just $20 in plastic to hope it doesn't break again soon. my advice, if your window starts to not close up all the way when up, take it in and see if they can either see if something's in the track or realign it before the plastic clips snap!

- , Estelline, SD, USA

problem #6

Jan 012007

Grand Am GT 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Had to pay tolls by opening the door, had to prop up with cardboard. Very embarrassing.

- , Ventnor, NJ, USA

problem #5

Oct 062010

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


All 4 windows have broken within 3 months of each other. This seems awfully like they calculated an expected lifetime for the windows to cease functioning, or there is a defect that exists in all windows mechanisms for this time period.

- , Roseville, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 182009

Grand Am SE 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,712 miles

and also the radio goes out occasionally, i had to replace the intake because of the antifreeze problem ect, but overall a very nice car

- , Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 022008

Grand Am GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Bought this car used almost three years ago and have had little to no problems with it (aside from replacing the tires a few months ago), until driving down the road (say around 50mph) the other day and bahm, my passenger window falls into the door! Scares the hell out of me, until the annoyance sets in. I managed to pull the window up and get it wedged mostly back into it's "up" position, but there is no way it's on track anymore. The cherry on the sundae was when I then closed the door, I definitely heard something fall inside my door. I'm tempted to take the door apart and see if I can fix this thing, as my driver window has also been acting a little weird lately, and if this is going to be a repeat thing I would rather not have to work this added cost into my budget. Have a friend that does runs a mechanic shop, so I may see what he has to say first. What's funny is that the girl at a shop I go to has the same car, and when I asked her how it was working out for her (this was a few months ago) she sighed, and among other things this window issue was mentioned. WTF! It doesn't seem right they can sell a product so faulty, safety issue or not.

- , O'Fallon, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Grand Am SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

First, the window would roll down but I would have to pull it up manually to get it back up. Then one day, it fell down and would not stay up at all. I had to tape it up. I took it to the dealership and they replaced the regulator and switch.

- , Oklahoma City, OK, US

problem #1

Mar 092008

Grand Am GT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

I rolled my window down and when I went to roll it back up my window clip broke. At first my window just stopped halfway up but then a couple of minutes later my window fell into my door. When I went to get the part that was broken the auto parts clerk told me that I would have to get it from a dealership. I then decided to google my problem and found out that this is a defect that many owners have encountered. From what I have found, it's gonna cost about $500 to fix this problem and I just bought my car not even two weeks ago!!! GM has yet to recall this even though it's a very common problem in Pontiac Grand Ams.

- , Garden City, KS, USA

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