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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,851 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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2004 Pontiac Grand Am drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 102015

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


Got key fob recall done, now the ignition switch is not accepting the key at all making it very hard to turn the key to on and start position as if the switch is in lock position before driving. After driving down the road a bit the ignition switch shuts the car off making me have to restart the car while im driving down the road. This should be a recall not only for my car but for all Pontiac like mine that are 2004 and up. This could cause serious injury or an accident if its not fixed. I drive safe and have kids in the car at all times. I shouldn't have to fight with the ignition switch to turn my key to start position. Another thing to get fixed, the traction light and ABS light comes on automatically in reverse and stays on until the car is parked.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 042015

Grand Am

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V400000 (electrical system), but the recall repair did not remedy the failure. The contact stated that the dealer replaced the tumbler in the ignition switch, but it became difficult to shift gears after the recall repair was performed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Paris, AR, USA

problem #3

Sep 132012

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 84,854 miles
Engaged clutch to start engine/car - heard pop and clutch pedal went straight to the floor. Plastic joint on clutch rod snapped off. Appears may only have approximately a 40K mile life on this part. If had broken while driving at highway speeds may have caused crash or injury. This is the second time this has occurred on this vehicle. Part has been replaced each time.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 122012

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • 82,400 miles
When engaging the clutch to start the vehicle heard a pop and the clutch pedal went straight to the floor, but the clutch was not engaged. This is the second time this type of incident has occurred during the life of this vehicle, first time occurred when it was still under the original manufactures warranty.

- High Ridge, MO, 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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