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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,710 miles

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012012

Grand Am

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the cruise control failed but returned to normal function when the engine was restarted. The contact also stated that the brake warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Coco , FL, USA

problem #4

May 042012

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 143,000 miles
A surprise storm hit on I-4 westbound in orlando, fl. I was driving at about 45 miles per hour. The roads got wet very quickly and traffic backed up fast. As I hit the brakes with force to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of me, the ABS light came on as did the traction control light and the service vehicle soon light, the car seemed to have a power drainage/loss for a split second. At this moment, with how hard I hit the brakes, the car slid, the ABS system did not engage and I had to release the brakes in order to get some traction and without warning swerve into the driving lane to the immediate right of the lane I was in so not to hit the vehicle directly in front of me. I was able to avoid an accident but that still does not fix nor does is change the fact that something went wrong and a vital piece of equipment seized to function. I have searched online for an answer for this and I am not the only one dealing with this. This is unsafe and the experience was very scary. Nobody should have to go through that kind of issue nor should feel that scared in their lives.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 142012

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 107,935 miles
Set cruise control at 55mph. About.5mile later speed began to increase. Tried toslow with brakes every time let off brakes speed would climb to 70mph. Tried turning cruise off. Speed remained at 70mph. Tried to hold speed down with brakes for 3 miles. Seen an exit ahead and locked brakes up to bring car to stop near exit. Contacted local police and restarted car. Engine was running 4000rpm's. had to have car towed to local dealer. They charged 40 dollars to disconnect cable from cruise control module to throttle linkage. Estimated 480 dollars to replace cruise control module.

- Raven, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222003

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,617 miles
While driving at 5 mph the vehicle experienced sudden acceleration and crashed into a tree. As a result there was damage to the front of the vehicle. The dealer was notified. The incident occurred as the consumer pulled out of the parking space. The inspection revealed no failure on any parts to cause rapid acceleration. The cruise control was possibly activated due to the location which was very close to the steering wheel.

- Wooster, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 192002

Grand Am

  • miles
Cruise control turned itself on and set itself. I noticed the gas pedal flutter and looked down and saw the cruise was on and set.

- Racine, WI, USA

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