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PONTIAC GRAND AM - 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 252 complaints filed for the 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

10/15/2013 - CHICAGO, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TURN SIGNALS FAILED INTERMITTENTLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 19,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/10/2013 - DUNNELLON, FL
PASSLOCK PROBLEMS HAD THE CYLINDER KIT REPLACED, CAR STILL GOES INTO THE SECURITY PASS PROBLEM,TOOK IT BACK SAME DAY AFTER IT WAS SUPPOSEDLY FIXED, SAME PROBLEM CAR TURNS OVER BUT DOES NOT START, HAVE TO REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES THEN IT STARS, SECURITY RED LIGHT FLASHES ON WHEN TURNING OVER KEY TO START ENGINE, NO OTHER PROBLEMS DETECTED BY DEALER SHIP, AGAIN GOING TO TAKE IT IN THIS FRIDAY OCT 11TH 2013, HAVE READ ON FORUMS OF THIS REPEATED PROBLEM WITH GM CARS FORUM IS TOWNHALL-TALK.EDMUNDS.COM/DIRECT/VIEW/.F0F6220/52 PONTIAC GRAND AM SECURITY PASSLOCK PROBLEMS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

7/19/2013 - BROKEN ARROW, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED WHEN THE HORN ACTIVATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE CONTACT PULLED THE FUSE AND DISCONNECTED THE HORN. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR INSPECTION WHERE THEY STATED THAT EITHER THE HORN PAD OR THE CLOCK SPRING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,185.

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POWER TRAIN

6/19/2013 - HOUSTON, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS THE CLUTCH PEDAL WAS ENGAGED AND BECAME STUCK WHEN APPROACHING A COMPLETE STOP. THE FAILURE RECURRED SPORADICALLY AND ON SOME OCCASIONS, THE PEDAL WOULD RELEASE MANUALLY OR WHEN THE ENGINE WAS TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CLUTCH PEDAL AND OTHER RELATED COMPONENTS WERE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

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WHEELS

4/2/2013 - MANDEVILLE, LA
WHEN I GO TO BRAKE THERE IS A GRINDING NOISE AND WHEN I BRAKE AND TURN TO THE LEFT ALL THREE LIGHTS COME N, NOT ALL THE TIME. I HAVE CHANGED BRAKES, AND ROTORS AND AM STILL HAVING THE PROBLEM.

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SERVICE BRAKES

4/2/2013 - MANDEVILLE, LA
WHEN I GO TO BRAKE THERE IS A GRINDING NOISE AND WHEN I BRAKE AND TURN TO THE LEFT ALL THREE LIGHTS COME N, NOT ALL THE TIME. I HAVE CHANGED BRAKES, AND ROTORS AND AM STILL HAVING THE PROBLEM.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

3/1/2013 - HOUMA, LA
COOLANT LEAKED INTO ENGINE CAUSED PROBLEMS, WOULDN'T START HALF THE TIME, COULDN'T FILL UP WITHOUT GAS PUMP CUTTING OFF CONSTANTLY (TOOK 20 MINUTES TO FILL UP). TOOK CAR TO DEALER AND OTHER SHOPS SPENT TONS OF MONEY PROBLEM NOT SOLVED. GOT SO FEED UP WITH THIS CAR I PULLED THE TAGS AND BOUGHT A HONDA. IT IS REALLY UNFAIR HOW THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS CAR WAS ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH PUTTING OUT SUCH AN INFERIOR PRODUCT. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR RECALL ON ANY NUMBER OF THESE PROBLEMS. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF ANY RECALLS OR THE CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/1/2013 - HOUMA, LA
COOLANT LEAKED INTO ENGINE CAUSED PROBLEMS, WOULDN'T START HALF THE TIME, COULDN'T FILL UP WITHOUT GAS PUMP CUTTING OFF CONSTANTLY (TOOK 20 MINUTES TO FILL UP). TOOK CAR TO DEALER AND OTHER SHOPS SPENT TONS OF MONEY PROBLEM NOT SOLVED. GOT SO FEED UP WITH THIS CAR I PULLED THE TAGS AND BOUGHT A HONDA. IT IS REALLY UNFAIR HOW THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS CAR WAS ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH PUTTING OUT SUCH AN INFERIOR PRODUCT. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR RECALL ON ANY NUMBER OF THESE PROBLEMS. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF ANY RECALLS OR THE CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT.

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ENGINE

3/1/2013 - HOUMA, LA
COOLANT LEAKED INTO ENGINE CAUSED PROBLEMS, WOULDN'T START HALF THE TIME, COULDN'T FILL UP WITHOUT GAS PUMP CUTTING OFF CONSTANTLY (TOOK 20 MINUTES TO FILL UP). TOOK CAR TO DEALER AND OTHER SHOPS SPENT TONS OF MONEY PROBLEM NOT SOLVED. GOT SO FEED UP WITH THIS CAR I PULLED THE TAGS AND BOUGHT A HONDA. IT IS REALLY UNFAIR HOW THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS CAR WAS ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH PUTTING OUT SUCH AN INFERIOR PRODUCT. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR RECALL ON ANY NUMBER OF THESE PROBLEMS. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF ANY RECALLS OR THE CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/27/2013 - MOUNTAIN IRON, MN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM STUCK TO THE ATTACHMENT OF THE BRACKET CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ERRONEOUSLY ACCELERATE. THE CONTACT PLACED THE VEHICLE INTO PARK IN ORDER TO STOP THE ACCELERATION. ALSO, THE CONTACT MENTIONED THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 04V528000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

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