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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,600 miles

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 132011

Grand Am

  • 193,000 miles


Window sash and regulator clips break easily and frequently.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 212008

Grand Am

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. Whenever the key was inserted in the ignition it will start sometimes and another times it will not. The vehicle was taken to the dealer previously and was charged $500 and they replaced the pass lock. About a year later the same failure occurred and the vehicle was taken to mechanic shop who repaired the lock again because the computer did not recognized the key to start the vehicle. All four windows had to be replaced because they would not go down they jammed at all times. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 012009

Grand Am

  • 160,000 miles
Windows for 2002 Pontiac Grand Am break the plastic window shield and drop into the door. Potentially cause accident due to loud noise and sudden increase in air in the car. Could be distracting enough to cause accident. There are several cases of this incident online and GM has been made aware and does nothing about it.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 262008

Grand Am

  • miles
Multifunction switch defective brake lights keep going out. Window clip broken.

- Basehor , KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 192002

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a brand new Pontiac Grand Am GT1 in July 2002. Shortly after, I noticed that it was hard starting. Usually the third time started in one day, it would sound like it was turning over but nothing happened. I would shut it off and try again and it would work. Took it to the dealer where I purchased it, they kept it for 4 hours while I waited. Told me nothing was found. Immediately went to my car to start it and it did the same thing. Went back in, told the mechanic it just happened. They checked it again and came up with nothing. No repairs done. The fog lamps stay on when the car is off. At least once a week my neighbor calls me to tell me my lights are on. I have to start the car and toggle the switch until they go out. A few hours later they are back on and the switch is in the off position. When closing the windows, there is a scratching sound. Both windows in the rear are scratched. The car is clean and was checked by another mechanic who found nothing inside the door that would cause the scratches. There is also a high pitched sound coming from the front of the car. It sounds like the wheel on the driver's side. It seems to go away when I apply the break but comes back. After it rains, there is a gurgling sound coming from the front passenger's side door. Can't tell if its the speaker or what. Just little things that bother me considering this is a brand new car only owned by me and well taken care of. There are just under 16,000 miles on the car. So far, no repairs done.

- Jim Thorpe, PA, USA

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