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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,407 miles

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am miscellaneous problems

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012015

Grand Am

  • miles


Keep having to change ignition switch and transmission went out.

- Orange Cove, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 102015

Grand Am

  • miles
I witnessed a truck driver recording videos while operating a tractor trailor, swerving lanes and seemed to be driving faster than an average tractor trailor. Posted videos on social media. Same person also operates there personal vehicle the same way and participates in local street races. This person was released from a different trucking company due to the same actions and still continues to drive unsafely. According to the Maryland commercial driving rules, speeding excessively, involving any speed of 15 mph or more above the posted speed limit, driving recklessly, as defined by Maryland law, including but, not limited to, offenses of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, making improper or erratic traffic lane changes are all disqualification for serious traffic violations. Although this person was never reported to proper authorities they have also operated vehicles while under the influence of a controlled substance and had an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a cmv. This concerns me because I am a driver and 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. If texting while driving is 6X more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk and answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds, traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field. So I can only imagine the outcome of a distracted truck driver who is also a regular irresponsible driver.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 042015

Grand Am

  • 100,441 miles
For over a year, my starter does not turn the car on when my factory key is inserted. It takes multiple tries for the car to start. When it finally does starts, there is a clicking sound that lasts from 5 mins. To 5 hours. Is this a hazard?

- Mead, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012013

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


There was no crash, I am just concerned I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT, the dash is defective and made of inferior materials. It is so warped and curled not to mention broke and lose, that in the event of a collision the dash will become a missile and in its current state it blocks a portion of the passenger airbag. This is a common problem with these vehicles and GM will do nothing about it. The dash is unsafe and was not built to last.

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Grand Am

  • miles
Passlock system 2004 Grand Am Pontiac, the security light is blinking and read the manual follow the steps but my car wont crank

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 202010

Grand Am

  • 72,000 miles
I own a 2004 Pontiac grand-am, which I purchased in October 2003. Between the time of purchase and now, my ignition switch has gotten stuck in the "off" position at least four times. Each time it appeared that it was an electrical problem with the manufacturer installed theftlock system. The theftlock light would still be on after the car was unlocked using the remote and the key inserted in the ignition. Until a couple of days ago, I just waited it out for 10 to 30 minutes and would be able to turn the ignition switch. However, the last time it happened, waiting did not work. I had to have the car towed to a nearby dealership for service. The ignition and lock cylinder have to be replaced. The cylinder has to be altered so my key fits. After researching I now know that this is a common problem with Pontiac.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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