Pontiac Grand Am Repair and Maintenance

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

Pontiac Grand Am Problems

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.

Front Windows Come Off Track Due to Broken Sash Brackets

The front window sash brackets may break causing the window to come off track. Our technicians tell us that new brackets are available and can be installed on the old window glass if it is not damaged.

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.

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Pontiac Grand Am Questions

why do i have a loud knocking from the engine when i accelerate? (1 answer)

i was getting on the freeway yesterday and i started hearing knocking in the front of the car. my grandpa looked at it i told him that my oil light has been on for a while but i was told it was okay cause its an old car. he checked the oil an i had barely anything. he put oil in it but only 2 qua...

What can make the windshield wipers, the radio, and the cruise control all shut off at once? (2 answers)

When driving the control after you drive it for a while the radio, windshield wipers, and cruise control all cut off. If you turn the car off and back on they all will work for a short period of time again. Sometimes while driving it will cut back on randomly. Auto places thought it may have been...

Motor mount anchor bolts are broken off in engine block. (1 answer)

Need to find out cost of having broken bolts removed from engine block.

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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.

Weak Rear Suspension Bolts May Fail

Certain passenger vehicles were equipped with rear suspension knuckle bolts that are not up to specifications. These may fracture, causing the rear wheels to steer in or out, thus leading to an increased chance of an accident. The dealer will replace both of these bolts free of charge. The GM recall # is 05020 

GM Recalls 2003 Vehicles Due to Sticking Accelerator

GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.

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Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I bought this car fully loaded and gently used with 29,000. Now, 9 years and 140,000 miles later, it has been inexpensive to own and has required mostly routine maintenance. At 165,000 there are some very minor issues that I don't find necessary to repair just yet. 1) The 'Service Engine Soon' light will come on, especially in cold weather, when the thermostat/temperature gauge does not reach 2...
my window regulater is wethless. every pontiac grand am i have seen has had mager scratches in the front two seats. i was complaining about it when i came across another poniac, completely the same as mine for sale. with the SAME scratches all over the windor. how was there not a recall for the damn regulaters? so far it has only stalled on me 5 times in the past few months. it's almost like po...
Piece of shit. Almost killed my son, girlfriend, and me like 16 times. Shuts off while im driving and both the brakes and steering wheel lock. constantly wouldnt start even after paying for repairs. Muffler became loose twice and blew 3 brand new tires. i hate this car honestly. never buying a pontiac ever again.

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