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PONTIAC GRAND AM - 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 270 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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ENGINE

9/16/2014 - CLAWSON, MI
04/08 I READ AN ARTICLE IN THE DETROIT FREE PRESS ABOUT GM SETTLING A CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR $29 MILLION RELATED TO THEIR LONG LIFE DEX COOLANT LISTING POSSIBLY 1.3 MILLION GM VEHICLES WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION OF OIL & COOLANT DUE TO THEIR DEX COOLANT DISSOLVING THE SILICONE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET.OWNING BOTH THIS 03 AND A 99 GRAND AM GT ON THE LIST I CONTACTED PONTIAC CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE TO ASK WHY NO NOTICE WAS GIVEN BUT THEY SIMPLY PLAYED DUMB AND DELAYED AND DEFLECTED MY CONCERNS FOR MONTHS. THEY INSISTED I TAKE MY CARS TO MY LOCAL DEALER AND PAY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS! I RESPONDED I HAVE 29 MILLION REASONS WHY I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.FINALLY AFTER BEING STONEWALLED FOR MONTHS I TOOK A DAY OFF WORK 11/08 AND TOOK MY 99 TO SOMERSET PONTIAC IN TROY,MI AND AFTER 1ST BEING DENIED ANY FREE INSPECTION THE SERVICE MGR. HAD A MECHANIC COME TO THE WRITE UP AREA,POP THE HOOD,UNSCREW THE OIL CAP REVEALING A BROWN FROTH HE SAID"YEAP YOU HAVE THAT PROBLEM" BUT REFUSED ANY SERVICE UNLESS GM STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AS THEY HAD PUT UNDISCLOSED SELF IMPOSED LIMITS ON CLAIMS SUCH AS LESS THAN 10 YEARS,70,000 MILES AND A 10/19/08 FILING DEADLINE.THE 03 MET ALL RESTRICTION EXCEPT THE DEADLINE BUT MY ESCALATION TO THE DISTRICT SERVICE MGR.PAID NO DIVIDENDS.WHEN GM WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY I FIGURED NO SENSE KICKING A DEAD HORSE AND PAID TO HAVE THE GASKET REPLACED ON THE 99 AT A COST JUST OVER $800 & HOPED ANNUAL NON DEX COOLANT REPLACEMENTS & REGULAR OIL CHANGES MIGHT AVOID THE SAME PROBLEM IN THE 03 BUT AN OIL CHANGE AT MATTHEW HARGRAEVES CHEVY ON 2/12 DISCOVERED OIL IN THE COOLANT.FURTHER ONLINE SETTLEMENT RESEARCH REVEALED THAT THE BANKRUPTCY COURT FORCED GM TO EXTEND THE CLAIM DEADLINE TO 9/30/09 MAKING MY CLAIM ON THE 03 COMPLETELY VALID.BUT AGAIN MY EFFORTS THRU THE DEALERSHIP,GM CUSTOMER SERVICE & UP TO THE MANAGER OF STRATEGY& REPUTION FELL ON DEAF EARS.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/16/2014 - CLAWSON, MI
04/08 I READ AN ARTICLE IN THE DETROIT FREE PRESS ABOUT GM SETTLING A CALIFORNIA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR $29 MILLION RELATED TO THEIR LONG LIFE DEX COOLANT LISTING POSSIBLY 1.3 MILLION GM VEHICLES WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION OF OIL & COOLANT DUE TO THEIR DEX COOLANT DISSOLVING THE SILICONE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET.OWNING BOTH THIS 03 AND A 99 GRAND AM GT ON THE LIST I CONTACTED PONTIAC CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE TO ASK WHY NO NOTICE WAS GIVEN BUT THEY SIMPLY PLAYED DUMB AND DELAYED AND DEFLECTED MY CONCERNS FOR MONTHS. THEY INSISTED I TAKE MY CARS TO MY LOCAL DEALER AND PAY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS! I RESPONDED I HAVE 29 MILLION REASONS WHY I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.FINALLY AFTER BEING STONEWALLED FOR MONTHS I TOOK A DAY OFF WORK 11/08 AND TOOK MY 99 TO SOMERSET PONTIAC IN TROY,MI AND AFTER 1ST BEING DENIED ANY FREE INSPECTION THE SERVICE MGR. HAD A MECHANIC COME TO THE WRITE UP AREA,POP THE HOOD,UNSCREW THE OIL CAP REVEALING A BROWN FROTH HE SAID"YEAP YOU HAVE THAT PROBLEM" BUT REFUSED ANY SERVICE UNLESS GM STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AS THEY HAD PUT UNDISCLOSED SELF IMPOSED LIMITS ON CLAIMS SUCH AS LESS THAN 10 YEARS,70,000 MILES AND A 10/19/08 FILING DEADLINE.THE 03 MET ALL RESTRICTION EXCEPT THE DEADLINE BUT MY ESCALATION TO THE DISTRICT SERVICE MGR.PAID NO DIVIDENDS.WHEN GM WENT INTO BANKRUPTCY I FIGURED NO SENSE KICKING A DEAD HORSE AND PAID TO HAVE THE GASKET REPLACED ON THE 99 AT A COST JUST OVER $800 & HOPED ANNUAL NON DEX COOLANT REPLACEMENTS & REGULAR OIL CHANGES MIGHT AVOID THE SAME PROBLEM IN THE 03 BUT AN OIL CHANGE AT MATTHEW HARGRAEVES CHEVY ON 2/12 DISCOVERED OIL IN THE COOLANT.FURTHER ONLINE SETTLEMENT RESEARCH REVEALED THAT THE BANKRUPTCY COURT FORCED GM TO EXTEND THE CLAIM DEADLINE TO 9/30/09 MAKING MY CLAIM ON THE 03 COMPLETELY VALID.BUT AGAIN MY EFFORTS THRU THE DEALERSHIP,GM CUSTOMER SERVICE & UP TO THE MANAGER OF STRATEGY& REPUTION FELL ON DEAF EARS.

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AIR BAGS

9/12/2014 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE REAR ENDED THE PRECEDING VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 139,000.

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AIR BAGS

9/7/2014 - PUEBLO, CO
TUESDAY, 24 APR 2007 1500 HOURS AFTER WORKDAY ENDED, I-25 SOUTHBOUND AT COLORADO MILE MARKER 104 RIGHT LANE, WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY WITH PARTLY WET ROADWAY, THE PONTIAC GRAND AM 2003 I WAS DRIVING AT 55 MPH STARTED FRONT DRIVE SHAKING. THE VEHICLE RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AND ROLLED ONE AND ONE-HALF TIMES IN THE BORROW DITCH. UPSIDE DOWN RESTRAINED BY THE SEAT BELT, I NOTICED THE PONTIAC'S AIR BAGS HAD NOT DEPLOYED AND THE ENGINE WAS NOT RUNNING. AFTER UNBUCKLING THE SEATBELT, I, WITH A SCARRED FOREHEAD, CLIMBED THROUGH THE DRIVERS SIDE BROKEN OUT WINDOW AND EXITED THE VEHICLE. THE COLORADO STATE PATROL ARRIVED, INVESTIGATED , HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE SALVAGE YARD, AND SENT ME TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL, AN OUTPATIENT FOR THE FOREHEAD SCAR. 3 JUL 2014 NHTSA RECALL 14V400 AND GM RECALL N140350 UNINTENDED KEY ROTATION FOR MY 1999-2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/7/2014 - PUEBLO, CO
TUESDAY, 24 APR 2007 1500 HOURS AFTER WORKDAY ENDED, I-25 SOUTHBOUND AT COLORADO MILE MARKER 104 RIGHT LANE, WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY WITH PARTLY WET ROADWAY, THE PONTIAC GRAND AM 2003 I WAS DRIVING AT 55 MPH STARTED FRONT DRIVE SHAKING. THE VEHICLE RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AND ROLLED ONE AND ONE-HALF TIMES IN THE BORROW DITCH. UPSIDE DOWN RESTRAINED BY THE SEAT BELT, I NOTICED THE PONTIAC'S AIR BAGS HAD NOT DEPLOYED AND THE ENGINE WAS NOT RUNNING. AFTER UNBUCKLING THE SEATBELT, I, WITH A SCARRED FOREHEAD, CLIMBED THROUGH THE DRIVERS SIDE BROKEN OUT WINDOW AND EXITED THE VEHICLE. THE COLORADO STATE PATROL ARRIVED, INVESTIGATED , HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE SALVAGE YARD, AND SENT ME TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL, AN OUTPATIENT FOR THE FOREHEAD SCAR. 3 JUL 2014 NHTSA RECALL 14V400 AND GM RECALL N140350 UNINTENDED KEY ROTATION FOR MY 1999-2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

9/5/2014 - CINCINNATI, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED UPON TAKING THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ANOTHER SERVICE, THE MECHANIC INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS LEAKING FUEL. THE CONTACT HAD NOTICED THAT THE "CHECK ENGINE" WARNING LIGHT WAS CONTINUOUSLY ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS THEN DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH WHEN VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHUDDER. THE CONTACT THEN COASTED OVER TO AN EMERGENCY LANE AND THE ENGINE STALLED. THE ENGINE DID NOT RESTART AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN TAKEN BACK TO A MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER :07E021000(FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,825.

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ENGINE

9/5/2014 - CINCINNATI, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED UPON TAKING THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ANOTHER SERVICE, THE MECHANIC INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS LEAKING FUEL. THE CONTACT HAD NOTICED THAT THE "CHECK ENGINE" WARNING LIGHT WAS CONTINUOUSLY ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS THEN DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH WHEN VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHUDDER. THE CONTACT THEN COASTED OVER TO AN EMERGENCY LANE AND THE ENGINE STALLED. THE ENGINE DID NOT RESTART AND WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN TAKEN BACK TO A MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER :07E021000(FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,825.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: TURN SIGNAL: FLASHER UNIT

7/29/2014 - PAWTUCKET, RI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT WHEN THE DASHBOARD WAS BANGED THE ABNORMAL NOISE WOULD TEMPORARILY GO AWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE 4-WAY FLASHER, IGNITION SWITCH, AND THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

7/29/2014 - PAWTUCKET, RI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT WHEN THE DASHBOARD WAS BANGED THE ABNORMAL NOISE WOULD TEMPORARILY GO AWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE 4-WAY FLASHER, IGNITION SWITCH, AND THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: SWITCH

7/29/2014 - PAWTUCKET, RI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 PONTIAC GRAND AM. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT WHEN THE DASHBOARD WAS BANGED THE ABNORMAL NOISE WOULD TEMPORARILY GO AWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE 4-WAY FLASHER, IGNITION SWITCH, AND THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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