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

Pontiac Grand Am Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004

Average Mileage: 151,018 mi (60,000 mi - 218,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 132,000 mi

    switch will not start car.Has a 1 amp battery draw at all times

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  •  Enthusiast

    cranks but no start unless a little accelerator peddle applied

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  •  Rookie

    car sometimes starts, but no its just ckicking

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