2001 Pontiac Grand Am Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Problems

No Start Due to Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Hazard Flasher to Click

The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off. Replacing the faulty turn signal switch will commonly correct this condition.

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Misfire on cylinder 3 (1 answer)

I have changed the housing, the coil packs and the plugs what could be the problem

Replaced fuel pump now gas gauge isn't reading right what could the problem be (1 answer)

Change the fuel pump and gas gauge seem to be reading right well got down to 1/8 of a tank on gas gauge and ran out of gas put gas in gauge moved up couple days later got to a line above a quarter and ran out so went to fill it and could only put 5 gallons in so now it reads full and once it gets...

what is the proper torque for the motor mounts and engine mounts (1 answer)

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

GM Recalls 2000-2001 Vehicles Due to Turn Signal and Hazard Light Failure

GM has recalled 2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the turn signals and hazard lights may fail. This may increase the risk of a collision. Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch.

The Owner's Manual Does Not Explain the Child Restraint Anchor Location Symbols

The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I have owned a Grand am for about a week and it is now in the shop. Enough said. loved the tight ride and driver controls for the week it was running. Pontiac could be on to something if they put in the time and worksmanship to make it right so it would last. To damn much like BP. And our government. To anyone who took the time to read this, thx for listening to me vent.
I have had my car for 110,000 so far and there have been no major issues beyond normal wear and tear.
I;ve had my 2001 pontiac grand am se since 2005. in 2006 the radiator cracked and had it fixed. it also had the recall of the ticker continueing even after I turned or randomly come on. took that in to get it fixed. 2006 passlock system failed so I bought a bypass with Viper alarm system with remote start and never had a problem with it. 2008 i replaced the alternator, and had to have the pisto...

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