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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 102007

Grand Prix

  • 50,000 miles


I bought the car in December 2006 from lafontaine 4399 highland rd, waterford, mi. Some time in February/March I took the car back to them do to the service engine light on. I never was told what was wrong because they said that did not fall under my warrant and plus my warrant supposedly expired. With in the next month my car started to leak oil really bad, I have to put at least 2 quarts in it with in about a week time. Come to find out when I went to get my oil changed I was told that my oil pan looks like it is rusted through. I spoke with a GM employer and was told that the only way an oil pan would do that is if the metal/material used to make the pan is defected, other than that, an oil pan should last it S life time. On top of the them telling me this, I was also advised that it looked like someone had tried to use something to stop the leak, like some sort of weld. Not sure what they meant by that. Next is the wipers, my wipers turn on when you start up the car and then stop at an upright position. I am being told that the wiper motor is going. Come to find out every time I see someone with my type of car, I just have to ask if they have any problems and they do especially with the wipers. I called ponitac on this and for them to consider fixing it, I have to go pay for the dealer to inspect it, then fax it in, and they may cover the fix, but it is not a guarantee. I priced what it would cost and it is a lot of money over $1300 for all to be fixed. I do not have this type of money, so for now I just keep putting oil in it, push my wipers down, and hope it does not ran, because the wipers get caught up, and hope the car last. I still owe money so I will do what I can to keep it running. I believe that someone put a quick fix on the oil pan and it was never revealed until I found out myself the hard way. If it is a defect part I do not think I should have to pay to get it fixed.

- Eastpointe, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 022009

Grand Prix

  • 115,000 miles
I have three complaints. 1. window issues: I have had to have repair work done on two windows. The first one fell down and was repaired without having to replace the motor or anything, but it still cost about $150 in labor. The second time I had a window not working, it was the switch in the door. My parents have a car like mine and have had to have expensive window mechanics replacement done as well. 2. another problem I am having now is with the switch for the rear lights. It has quit working and the part alone will cost about $350. The mechanic says that he has had to replace several of these himself, and he is a private businessman. There should be a recall on this problem that recurs with the Grand Prix because it is definitely a safety issue. 3. in checking after my mechanic said there should be a recall about the rear light switch, I have found 5 recalls for which I have never received any notification. I do not know where to begin to get these corrected.

- Clemmons, NC, USA

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