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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,390 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am body / paint problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 102015

Grand Am

  • miles


I witnessed a truck driver recording videos while operating a tractor trailor, swerving lanes and seemed to be driving faster than an average tractor trailor. Posted videos on social media. Same person also operates there personal vehicle the same way and participates in local street races. This person was released from a different trucking company due to the same actions and still continues to drive unsafely. According to the Maryland commercial driving rules, speeding excessively, involving any speed of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit, driving recklessly, as defined by Maryland law, including but, not limited to, offenses of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, making improper or erratic traffic lane changes are all disqualification for serious traffic violations. Although this person was never reported to proper authorities they have also operated vehicles while under the influence of a controlled substance and had an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a cmv. This concerns me because I am a driver and 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. If texting while driving is 6X more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk and answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds, traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field. So I can only imagine the outcome of a distracted truck driver who is also a regular irresponsible driver.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #10

Jul 162008

Grand Am

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated the dashboard was deteriorating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 141,000.

- Weaverville , NC, USA

problem #9

Jun 162014

Grand Am

  • miles
Dashboard is all curled up and melting from the heat even with covering the windshield...now it makes it hard to see with the sun glaring off and right into your eyes. The dashboard appears to have shrunk..nothing fits even around the gauges.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 102010

Grand Am

  • 162,000 miles


I have had to replace the windshield wiper transmission on my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am 3 times, if I go thru a car wash it breaks my wipers every time, my drives side wiper would not work at all, finally I had to get it checked out by a mechanic and he told me it would cost 500 plus to fix, thankfully I found a part at a junk yard for $50 and replaced it, about a month later I went thru a car wash and it broke again, I think that water pressure shouldn't break it! also my security light keeps coming on, I have no idea why, it goes off after being on a few mins, also my dash is peeling very bad, which every Grand Am I have looked at is peeling, it blocks my dash and everything and its putting pressure on my front window! thanks!

- Taylorsville , MS, USA

problem #7

Apr 032010

Grand Am

  • 105,000 miles
My 2004 Grand Am I have a clicking noise from the dash area and ever so often smoke from the steering column. Also the driver side weather stripping does not fit right. Weather stripping flew off while driving on the highway.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #6

Jul 162009

Grand Am

  • 48,000 miles
In relation to ODI case number: 10273941 yesterday, July 16, 2009 I also experienced the window molding popping off and was not sure the cause of it. Originally I thought someone was attempting to break into the car. Noticing no attempt to break in other than the molding popped off I determined it to be possibly related to the heat as yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. The molding disassembled itself on the passenger side of the front windshield. It was easily placed back into location and have not experienced the issue again.

- Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 062009

Grand Am

  • miles


I have an 04 Grand Am GT. The windshield is not sealed, the molding around the windshield keeps popping off, the clear coat on the trunk lid is peeling and now the cigarette lighter keeps blowing fuses. This all happened at 65,000 miles. Dealer accepts no responsibilities.

- Marlboro, NY, USA

problem #4

May 302008

Grand Am

  • 90,000 miles
A rampant "clicking' noise near the hazard button, the blinker actual got stuck on and started smoking the other day; I replaced a part for the same problem about 2 years ago. Blinkers and hazards still currently work. The noise comes on inconsistently, but almost without fail after using my blinker.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 122004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I have had taken my 2004 Grand Am SE to the dealership (mike raisor Pontiac in lafayette, in.) atleast 6 times I know of. Every time it was for the same issue (air leak). A GM rep came out to the dealership to drive my car, and that rep stated that my car did have an air leak, but it was acceptable to him. GM would not take care of this problem. The dealership had replaced quater panel afterquarter panel, lowered the trunk deck, replaced windows and window appliques, fixed dents in the roof on each side of the sunroof and I think thats a little to much.I will never buy another GM product again as long as I am driving. The dealership was full of nothing, but false promises. I have reported this problem several times and nothing gets done.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 282005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,986 miles
I recently purchased my car with the understanding from the dealership that they would fix an air leak in the passenger side rear window. After taking it to them on 4 deferent occasions, the problem was not fixed and I was told that it was a defect in this particular make and model of car and that there was nothing that could be done. I would not have purchased the car if I had known I would have to listen to an air leak. I contacted a representative from GM who verified that there is in fact a defect with this automobile leaking air, but was told that until "enough" people complain about the air leak, there will not be a recall on it.

- Neodesha, KS, USA

problem #1

Oct 082004

Grand Am

  • 1,300 miles
The vehicle was flooded. Water leaked through the sun roof because of a malfunction in the drains. The path the water went was the floor board, it soaked the computer on the side of the dashboard panel. This caused electrical failure due to corrosion caused by the water. Also, the mold and mildew was making the consumer's child sick. They have had respiratory infection etc.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

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