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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,020 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012013

Grand Am

  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the dashboard deteriorated and caused the passenger and driver side air bags to slightly pop out, but not fully deploy. An independent mechanic repaired the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 302014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Dashboard melted.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Jul 272009

Grand Am

  • 145,000 miles
2002 Pontiac Grand Am window clips break they are plastic clips and they broke and all the replacement window that I look up to buy also have broken clips.

- Drums, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102006

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Since we purchased our Pontiac Grand Am in April 2002 we have had several items fail that I feel should not have. The fuel pump and fuel relay? failed at 6,000 miles, the window sash channels and relays have failed 3 times. Twice on the driver side and 1 time on the passenger side. The dash is peeling up at the base of the windshield close to the VIN# plate. The dome light bracket failed and the light no longer is on the interior roof. Cheap plastic bracket that will cost several hundred dollars to fix. The driver power seat has failed leaving the seat in the up position. The worst thing about all of this is that it has cost me several thousand dollars to have these items fixed and the car only has 41,000 miles on it.

- Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 172002

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am that is not so grand. At 1100 miles the transmission was replaced after fighting with Pontiac. They finally authorized the dealership to drop the transmission pan and they found metal shards in it from the transmission. I had the molding around the rear window replace, both electric mirrors fixed because they get "stuck." The ignition has been replaced three times since I got the car, twice in the last 4 weeks. The key will not turn in the ignition and the steering wheel is not locked. This really affects the usage of the car. I am waiting to get stranded somewhere because the car won't start. I have spoken to a Pontiac rep several times, been lied to and brushed aside.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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