Electronics Fail While Driving

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace alternator (1 reports)
2003 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112015

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


I have same issue. Please help, I've looked everywhere. I even took it to a shop and paid 180 bucks to have it be fixed for a month or two to have it just come right back.

1st abs, svs and trac off light come on when you turn the wheel, turning the wheel is the only thing that triggers the abs, svs and trac lights to come on.

Additionally, after that or before the instrument cluster goes haywire, every time is it different but most of the time it chimes and then all the gauges die and my seat belt is indicated as not being buckled when it is, brake, air bag, security, svs, abs, trac off and something else come on. Then they go out then back on, then maybe the a gauge or two will come back a read normal then go out again.

I have replaced both abs wheel speed sensor bearing. I paid a shop to rewire the passenger abs because they said it was surging and not connecting right and that was causing the dash to then loose power. So they fixed that and it was all fine and dandy until a month ago I turn into my driveway and the abs, trac off and svs light comes on. then about a week or two later as im driving 80mph down the high way my whole entire cluster goes out as described above.

My next step it so replace the cluster. Then if that doesn't work maybe the bcm. Then if that doesn't work try and find another short somewhere that is surging like it was initially, which I think is the problem. When I had this fixed at the shop, I took it home and about a day or 2 later the lights come back on so its like the shop didn't even fix anything. The same problem I had fixed is not the same problem I have now, but the guy at the shop of course says his work is still there and is working and he says it is the cluster, but the cluster does not malfunction unless the abs system loses connection.

I live in a bad city and all the people here a low life trash trying to screw over everyone, so I feel like this shop just played the sh*t out of me, put some duct tape on it or just a band aid to get a quick temporary fix to make some money knowing I would eventually come back.

Please, professional useful advice only. I don't have time for useless nonsense that is just going to make the problem worse or doesn't have anything to do with the issue at hand. It is obviously 100% electrical and the GM models have been recalled for the ignition switches, anybody think the ignition switch may be causes the problems?

- , Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 052011

Grand Am SE 1 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I've had multiple ongoing issues with the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. I've had the manifold gasket replaced. I've had a fuel filter replaced just 2.5months ago and today for the 3rd time in just over a year on while traveling home from California to WA State had my battery light come on followed by the ABS light, then we lost all the electronics in the car... luckily my husband was able to pull off at the next exit and pull in at a gas station but we had to have the car towed again to the dealership. 3 alternator replacements in just over a year is not normal no matter what I'm being told. Its a real pain and a MAJOR inconvienence

- , Kent, WA, USA

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