1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L from North America
It runs really well when there's no problem, but can't seem to keep it that way
My wife had the car before we got married, now I drive it. Since she had it:
Recall for the ignition system at about 155K miles. Keys would sometimes get stuck in the ignition and would not start.
Alternator was replaced later determined that a new engine needed to be put in.
Check engine light is on constantly. I had it diagnosed and determined up-stream O2 sensor had gone bad. Replaced O2 sensor and check engine light is still on. Had it diagnosed again and now there is an emission malfunction.
I really don't know what the relation of the ETS and ABS light have with one another, because when one comes on the other one does also. When one goes off the other one does as well.
Just had the brakes replaced about a year or so ago and the brake light is back on.
I'm really tired of shelling out money for this car. It really rides smooth on the highway though. And I supposedly have an emission malfunction, but I'm getting great gas mileage still, about 27mpg, and I drive about 30 milw to work and the same distance home. Maybe I should just trade it in?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2003
4th Aug 2003, 23:36
I would guess your ETS and ABS system lights coming on simultaneously has something to do with the ABS system (as far as I know, ETS works entirely within the ABS system so if ABS goes out, it takes traction control with it). Your problem has happened on my Grand Am three times, the first time it was an ABS sensor, the second it was ABS wiring, and the third it was an ABS wiring sensor. All three were on the right front wheel.