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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,400 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 042016

Grand Am

  • 102,000 miles


Problem: The steel brakes line going to the front and back ruptured at the same time during what was to be an emergency stop. They were on top of the ABS module and were heavily rusted. Hence, there was no braking except by pulling the emergency brake when I was cutoff by another car and had to jump the curb to avoid a collusion. Luckily no damage to me or the car, except two ruptured brake lines. I was in Chicago on city streets in the diversey sheridan road area. I had the damaged area replaced and traded in the car....unsafe. These lines should have been coated with some type of rust preventative compound.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 312014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Driving my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am home form grocery shopping and tried to get into left hand turn only lane, but car wouldn`T slow down and I didn`T want to rear end the person ahead as there was a lot of traffic that day so I veered to the right to get into a parking lot to pull my emergency brakes, but was broad sided. I have over $2,300 worth of damage to my car and my mechanic said it is the ignition switch on the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, and there should have been a full replacement of that when the recall was done regarding the ignition. All that was done for me was a plastic insert was adhered to my ignition key. GM needs to recall these cars and replace the ignition switches. They also owe me a lot in repairs done to my car.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 012004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Ignition key caused engine to turn off while car was in motion. Power steering and power brakes were disabled. I still own the vehicle and this has been ongoing ever since I purchased the car. No crash has ever occured because there is still some minimal functionality to the brakes and steering when the key shuts off. However, my wife has driven my car and luckily hasn't had this experience. I'm afraid that she would lack the body strength necessary to handle the steering and brakes. At times, I have been able to shift the transmission into neutral and restart with the car still in motion, but it was very difficult to maneuver and come to a stop while trying to restart at the same time. Please advise.

- Richmond, RI, USA

problem #2

Nov 282012

Grand Am

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that while he inspected the vehicle, he found that the steel brake lines were corroded and the vehicle emitted a loud noise from the engine floorboard area. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 119,000.

- Levittown , NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 202010

Grand Am

  • 82,000 miles
While driving in city traffic, I depressed the clutch to change gears and the clutch was soft and would not engage. Upon inspecting the engine, there was no fluid in the reservoir for the clutch. I added fluid, but it ran right out. After taking it to a repair shop, I was informed that the master cylinder where the company that manufactured it had stamped their imprint had cracked causing the failure. The master and slave cylinder were replaced costing $$$$.

- Maurice, LA, USA

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