NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Module Problems

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 262005

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


While driving my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am the car failed at 30 mph. It completely shut off leaving me with no power steering and no way to regain control of the car until coming to a complete stop to restart it. Once I had stopped it did restart without incident. One week later the car failed to start at all not even turning over. When the problem was diagnosed at the garage it was found to be a faulty "ignition control module" in the car. At this time the part was replaced only to fail again within 2 months time again while I was driving this time in a much more hazardous condition being that I was on the highway and was traveling at 50 mph and had to travel across two lanes of traffic to even pull over to try to restart it. The car continued to start and shut off all the way to the service garage where it was again found to be a faulty "ignition control module". in another two weeks time the car failed to start and when diagnosed this time it was said to have "electrical problems" possible the "power control module". at this time the car is still undriveable and unsafe for travel.

- Milford, CT, USA

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