NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,673 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 072013

Grand Am

  • 0 miles


The contact owned a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a crash and the air bags did not deploy. The details of the crash were not available. The contact stated that there were also problems with the ignition switch. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was not available.

- San Antionio, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 262011

Grand Am

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that the ignition switch seized. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 092005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,863 miles
I purchased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am from car corner dealer in roanoke rapids, nc 27870 on or about 10/9/05. I have had the car for 1 month and the ignition system locked up. I was informed by a person the dealer sent to work on the vehicle that he was called to another incident recently it the same problem with a car that was purchased from this dealership. At this time the person stated that it was a recall on the same problem I am experiencing with my vehicle. I contacted Pontiac and they stated that there is no recall on the vehicle problem. I was told by the dealer that he is not going to be full responsible for the repairs of the problem with the ignition system. What rights I have at this point. I am seeking help with this matter.

- Ahoskie, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 082004

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,500 miles
Vehicle will not shift out of park, and the key sticks when the consumer tries to remove it or place it into the ignition. Vehicle has not been serviced for the existing defects.

- Eight Mile, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 282004

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
When trying to start the vehicle ignition will not connect to start the vehicle. The vehicle will be towed to the dealer.

- Harvey, IL, USA

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