"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure on Pontiac Grand Am

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

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Average mileage: 159,387 (60,000–218,000)
8 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
20 people reported this problem
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After the GM recall for my keys sometimes when I turn the key it just hums briefly Fuel Pump) and does nothing. Check engine light is on, headlights are bright, battery is ok, does not crank.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am 187,000 mi,
Car will run, then kill usually after a few minutes. I have changed fuel pump , filter. Still seems to be a fuel issue. Was wondering if ignition switch could be going bad
2001 Pontiac Grand Am 119,000 mi,
Turn the key does nothing in the start position. Usually takes about 5 minutes with messing with it to get it to start
2002 Pontiac Grand Am 198,475 mi,
will not start. dealer did key recall and since then we have had intermittent problems starting the car.
car sometimes starts, but no its just ckicking
2000 Pontiac Grand Am 60,000 mi,
Drove car to work everything fine, went out to start it & ignition was froze. No matter what I did it would not budge. Tried stepping on brake, turning steering wheel, etc. Called the Pontiac dealer & was told the actual switch was not in the recent recall. Spent $198 & luckily someone at work replaced it. If not I would have had to have the vehicle towed to dealer & paid extreme amount.
cranks but no start unless a little accelerator peddle applied
2005 Pontiac Grand Am 209,306 mi,
Good car . This issue just happens.
I'm thinking this might have something to due with my recall.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am 142,000 mi,
Have had the intermittent passlock problem. But trying the 10-minute reset process is not working this time. I'm wondering if it is the fuel pump now. There is a spark at the spark plugs when it's turning over. So I'm assuming there's no fuel. When the passlock thing is not allowing a start, does it do so by not allowing the fuel to pump? Or does it prevent fire to the plugs? Or both?
Steering wheel locked and wont release to start the car . Key wont turn .
2000 Pontiac Grand Am 132,000 mi,
switch will not start car.Has a 1 amp battery draw at all times