Faulty Blower Motor


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
73,346 miles
Total Complaints:
13 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced blower motor resistor (7 reports)
  2. not sure (6 reports)
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 012010

Grand Prix GTP 3.8sc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Fan only works on speeds 2-5. Plan on replacing the blower motor resistor.

- , WSAterbury, CT, USA

problem #12

Dec 012009

Grand Prix ES 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles

Blower motor quit. Had checked no one seems to know what the problem is. Do not want to spend out a lot of money on repairs that dont need to be made.

- , Wilmington, OH, USA

problem #11

Jan 222007

Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

Not even a month after I bought the car this started, in the middle of winter.

- , Guelph, Ontario, Canada

problem #10

Feb 202009

Grand Prix 3.1L Sfi OhV6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,150 miles


we have had this car for a year and six months bought used the blower fan started going on and off this is my wife's car and she started hitting the dash to make it come back on. WE LIVE IN EAST Texas were it is as hot as ever now. well she cant stand the heat and I told her to not hit the dash we just need to look into the problem. Well on this morning she dropped off our child at school and went to WAL-Mart to shop she heard about 20 minutes later that there was a maroon grand prix on fire in the parking lot she she knew it was hers ans it was a fire started after she left the car now the car was turned off she had the keys and said she seat in it for about 5 minutes getting ready to go in and it was the a/c fan wiring that some how got hot and started a fire. does any one know if there is a recall for this problem I have heard of another case of the same thing happening if you have this car and the fan is cutting off and on take it to the shop now it will start a fire don't take a chance with this. I was so glad she was not in the car she could have had a accident or worse. Please let me know of any problems of this or recalls you have heard of thank you all Rick

- , Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 222009

Grand Prix SE 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

The heater/ A/C in my Grand Prix started started with level 1 and then 1 and 2 going out. Now only 5 is on. Wish I knew where the resister is at so I could replace it myself. It looks like I have to remove most of the dash if the switch is bad?

- , Lockbourne, OH, USA

problem #8

Aug 012006

Grand Prix SE 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

some time the a/c works and other times it will kick on a hour later. its the same way with the heater. it will only work if its on 5 the highest setting. if i try and turn it down it shuts off. you got to love that when your going from Oklahoma to ga. in the middle of winter.

- , Colunmbus, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012008

Grand Prix SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,200 miles


I've had this vehicle for 5 years and out of those 5 years I've never had a problem to worry about except for this and its getting worse I've come to conclusion I will never buy another American Made car again, Who Likes to freeze in the winter months I show in the hell don't what now,

- , Stockton, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 272002

Grand Prix GTP 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles

This problem started when I first got the car, the blower motor only seemed to work on speed setting 3 and higher. I thought I just had to be that high to run the ac. Never thought much about it until it quit working on 3. I googled the problem and found out it was the blower motor resistor. I replaced it myself and was amazed that the lower settings worked now! That should of been a recall..lots of google hits on that one.

- , Johnstown, OH, US

problem #5

Aug 202004

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles

My car was barely out of warranty and they replaced a blower motor that was rusty and a resistor. How come after only a little over a year from being new.

- , Atkinson, NH, USA

problem #4

Aug 152008

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

This is the second time replacing blower motor and resistor. It happened just out of warranty back in 2004.

- , Atkinson, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 112007

Grand Prix SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The first two levels on my blower went out. It works on 3,4, & 5, but not on 1 or 2. It doesn't even make a noise at all, if you put it on 1 or 2 it's like it is on off. It's not too bad in the winter, because in Ohio, you usually have to have the heat or defrost on full blast anyway. My real problem is in the summer months, because on level 3 with the air conditioning on, I freeze my ass off. I have seen that some other people have had this problem, why is there not a recall????

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005

Grand Prix SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,500 miles

I had just purchased this vehicle used and a week later the blower quit functioning on levels 1-3, I had it repaired before the higher blower levels would quit.

- , Springdale, AR, US

problem #1

Jan 302007

(reported on)

Grand Prix SE 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

From the blower motor unable to stop running (even with the fuse pulled from the car) the battery went dead. After having to charge it a few times to get it different places for repair, I had to replace my battery. After talking to the repair man he said he talked to the GM dealer they get their parts from and the GM dealer stated that in the month of Jan-07 they have replaced over 40 of these faulty parts already! There is no recall on this problem? I bought this car at only a yr old in order to have a newer car that I didnt have to worry about breaking down and all I have had is problem after problem with this car! Im trying to purchase a house right now and dont want to buy another car when this one is almost paid off! But I have to keep fixing it... I take good care of my car and it doesnt seem to matter!

- , New Springfield, OH, USA

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