NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Hazard Flashing Warning Lights: Switch Problems

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am lights problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 272008

Grand Am

  • 58,000 miles


The hazard light switch in my 2004 Grand Am started making this clicking noise as if they were on but were not then it had become more intense and would not stop until the car was off and would start again as soon as the car was started, now mind you the car is 4 years old with 58,000 miles on it and I just got it barely 2 weeks ago... this had just started a couple of days ago and just recently as the car was in idle I accidentally hit and pushed the key inward and the car just shut off. Now it has come to my knowledge that there was a recall in 2003 for defective hazard lights not only in the Grand Am but in other GM made cars. My question is, if there was then how come a year later the same problem exist and in not only my Grand Am?

- Barneveld, NY, USA

problem #7

Mar 012008

Grand Am 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On my 2004 Grand Am I noticed after using turn signal... clicking noise coming from dash behind hazard signal and now smoke has started coming from the steering column with only 78K miles on car... noticed several other complaints of the same problem and that this was recalled on earlier models... shouldn't this recall be extended? contacted GM with no help from them.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #6

Mar 102008

(reported on)

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Pontiac Grand Am defect in the multi function unit. Consumer states that upon her research if the multi function unit has a failure with the turn signals and hazard warning switches is that it cannot be repaired it has to be replaced. The multi-function switch was replaced on the consumer's vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Oct 012007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE - while the car is turned on and while driving, the turning signals or the hazard flasher unit is clicking somewhere in the middle of the dash near the radio while the blinker switch is in the off position. I have researched this issue on the web and it appears that previous years had recalls on the same issue. I refuse to pay $300 at the dealership for a unit that obviously has a track record of failures.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #4

Feb 012007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The clicking noise from the blinker clicks almost all of the time. Even if the blinker is not on, the noise still clicks. It has been going on for some months now. It is getting worse day by day. For the past couple of months, it has even been smoking. It clicks really fast and smoke comes out.

- Garden City, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 152007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
I am writing about the "clicking noise" that occurs on and off as I am driving. I have called the Pontiac dealer and they said that this happens very often and that it is the multi-function switch. After doing some research, I realized that 1999 and 2000 models were recalled and were able to get this fixed for free. I have a 2004 model and it is doing the same exact thing, why aren't other years also recalled to have this problem fixed. I visited many forums on the internet, and there were hundreds upon hundreds of people who face the same issue, clicking noice coming from the dash. I figured it wouldn't hurt to file a claim and have you investigate this problem that is occuring in Pontiac vehicles. Thank you for your time!

- Courtland, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 072007

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Turn signal flickers after turn made or even if no turn was made. I noticed vehicles in 2000 had recalls and these were replaced.

- St.Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 202006

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
I own an 04 Pontiac Grand Am. At the time of sale all the equipment work properly on this vehicle. The clicking sound started yesterday 11/20/06. Having a clicking noise in the dash, after looking into in the problem is a multi-function switch that ponitac will not recall due to a malfunction causing the brake lights not to work or other serious injury. This switch needs to be recalled due to the malfunction of it as the other parts related to it also.

- Manhattan, KS, USA

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