Passlock Problem, Won't Start And Security Light Is Blinking

2003 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 2 of 2)

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,018 miles
Total Complaints:
24 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (18 reports)
  2. replaced ignition (3 reports)
  3. replaced ignition & passlock system (2 reports)
  4. put key into aux postion for five mins until light turns off (1 reports)
2003 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Nov 142007

Grand Am GT1 3400 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


i call my car the black angel of death!!! all it does is cause problems and cost money. as much of a gm fan as i am im starting to question them. its been towed several times. they pretty much have replaced everything electrical, body computer, ignition switch, passlock, new keys and still has a mind of its own. it used to honk on its own, drains the battery, it has the famous intake gasket leak, window regulators, the moonroof took a crap and wouldnt shut. the sad part is the car still has less than 45,000 miles on it.

- , Aspinwall, IA, USA

problem #3

Apr 202007

(reported on)

Grand Am 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

I just replaced the lifters in this car about 2 months ago in February...5 were collapsed. Then about 2 weeks ago I started having problems with it starting so I was told to replace the fuel regulator & I did. Needless to say that wasn't the problem, 3 days later it wouldn't even turn over. Luckily I had someone that new what he was dealing with & reset my security system... after sitting there over 30 minutes the car finally started. It's crazy how a security system that's suppose to help you also screws you over in the end.

- , Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222006

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • 61,000 miles

Car would not start. Had to have towed to Ponitac dealer. High mileage on car due to long communte. Car less than 3 years old. Did give 10% discount due to me calling Ponitac. Mileage should not impact the security light.

- , San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 162006

(reported on)

Grand Am SE

  • 36,000 miles

My security lights keeps coming on and when it starts flashing my car doesn't start. On my remote entry i unlock and lock the doors but still nothing. Its really awful and annoying. I already need rotors on my car. Unsightly lines in the driver and passengers windows from putting the up and down.

- , Newport News, VA, US

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