NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,831 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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2003 Pontiac Grand Am fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 072013

Grand Am

  • 58,494 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. While the vehicle was at a complete stop, the preceding vehicle reversed and crashed into the front of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new fuel pump and ignition lock cylinder switch. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that a technician from the manufacturer came out to assess the vehicle, but the contact believed the procedure was not done correctly. The failure mileage was 58,494.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

problem #2

Jul 162010

Grand Am

  • 20,000 miles
I had 2 kids in the car, the accelerator pedal stuck, car kept speeding up.. I was using both feet on brake & er brake as well!! I was swerving in & out of traffic, running red lights & praying for our lives, we got up to 85 miles per hour in a 35mph zone!! the car was revving out of control & black smoke was coming out from under the hood! I managed to slam it into park & we all jumped out & ran, very frightening & almost ended in a collision. The intake manifold gasket cracked at 1yr old and 10,000 miles, the tires needed resealing at 5000 miles. Ridiculous!!

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012009

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Coolant leaked into engine caused problems, wouldn't start half the time, couldn't fill up without gas pump cutting off constantly (took 20 minutes to fill up). Took car to dealer and other shops spent tons of money problem not solved. Got so feed up with this car I pulled the tags and bought a Honda. It is really unfair how the manufacturer of this car was allowed to get away with putting out such an inferior product. There should have been a major recall on any number of these problems. I was never notified of any recalls or the class action law suit.

- Houma, LA, USA

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