NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems

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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,946 miles

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am fuel system problems

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 182014

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


This is my second complaint about the smell of fuel fumes a lady that I spoke to stated there should be an investigation about this issue. For my make and model but not my VIN number there has been numerous recalls for a situation due to the fuel system. Given my job responsibilities I have to charter adults with disabilities and I've been place under non vehicle compliance due to the strong odor of gas entering my vehicle. I also have my 2 children in my vehicle at all times which for me this is my only transportation. Again there's have been over 500 vehicles of my make and model who's has filed complaints on this situation and has been recalled for those vehicles.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 132013

Grand Am

  • 97,500 miles
I had several times I would be driving down the road and even the highway it has died on me. Luckily I was able to get the door locks come unlock that I knew the car died. When I am driving my flashers on my car continue to make a ticking noise. When I try to start the car sometimes I have to pump the gas and I had already had fuel pump replaced. When I start it I have to wait for a service engine soon before I can start it. Sometimes I be driving and my headlights will go dim and I turn it up as far and bright. It still don't work.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #7

Jun 232010

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I had no ideal this car had so many recalls, I purchased the car used about a year ago my daughter complained about gas fumes in the back seat, and the front end has popped and cracked since I got it the mechanic couldn't find anything wrong and my signal lights tore up completely on halloween night, no signal would work however my emergency flashes did the mechanic checked them and told me it was in the switch that controlled my signal and emergency flashers. It has a short in it after working on it about an hour he got the signal lights working and told me not to turn my emergency flashers on again because my signal lights would tare up again also they are a issue with my headlights where one headlight won't burn, it goes out sometimes and sometimes it burns the garage could not find anything wrong with it they said it must be in the wiring my fog lights also will not work it seems that they are something wrong with the wiring I have still not got these issues fixed.

- Sandy Hook, KY, USA

problem #6

Feb 222011

Grand Am

  • 119,764 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that minutes after starting the vehicle, fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump regulator was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that approximately one year prior, the vehicle stalled right after refueling. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 119,764 and the current mileage was 127,479.

- Charlotte , NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 042011

Grand Am

  • 108,180 miles
Gas smell inside the car coming through the vent when the car is first turned on, when I press the breaks, or when I turn.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 152010

Grand Am

  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. The contact stated that as he started the vehicle, he noticed an overpowering gasoline odor. The contact then discovered fuel leaking from the fuel pressure regulator. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed and was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices). The failure and current mileage was 127,000.

- Forney, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 012009

Grand Am

  • 75,000 miles


The smell of gas out of the blue. At first we thought it was topping off the gas, so we stopped, then just some times it will just smell when you start the vehicle. Also, we have had the car barely oer a year and both the window regulators in the front doors are inoperative and the one part we need is not covered by the warranty and will cost us a little over $500 a per window.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 012008

Grand Am

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am. When the vehicle is started, the contact smells gasoline. The odor goes away throughout the day. Through online research, the contact found NHTSA campaign id number 07E021000 (fuel system, other:storage:tank assembly:pressure relief devices); however, the VIN was not included in the recall. He feels that Pontiac should pay for the repair due to the safety risk involved. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The current mileage was 85,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Ashville, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 022009

Grand Am

  • 66 miles
There was a recall on my 2005 Pontiac Grand Am ( pressure regulator) I didn't know that there was a recall on the part until the company that fix it told me that it was a recall part. I went on the internet and found the information about it. When I start contacting the dealership about reimbursing me I was given the run around. From what I gather you'll regulates the safety of a vehicle on the road, especially when the defect part could have caused a fire. It's not fair to me that the Pontiac dealership has given me the run around. I don;T know what you can do to help me. I'm only asking them to reimburse me of $223.65.

- Jackson, MS, USA

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