2001 Pontiac Grand Am from North America


I will never purchase another GM product


I started hearing a popping or grinding noise in the front brakes, when slowing, within the first couple of months of owning the car. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the rotors.

I then noticed the same noise again, shortly after the first repair. I didn't take it back to the shop for a couple of months.

When I took it back to the dealer, I dropped it off and went back to work. When I picked up the car, I didn't hear the noise & my invoice said that no problem was found & no noises were heard.

Not even a week later the brakes started popping & grinding upon braking again. I immediately took it back to the dealer & asked the service manager to get into the car with me to take a ride down the road so he could hear the problem. He explained that the last time they had resurfaced the rotors & would try something different. I showed him the invoice that said no problem had been found. He changed the invoice to reflect what they had done.

I took the car back 3 more times for the same problem before filing lemon law.

General Comments:

I, being a woman, felt taken advantage of because everyone I talked to said that brake issues generally aren't covered under lemon law because they are a maintenance issue. My question was this: "do you cover maintenance issues under warranty?" Because all of this work was covered under warranty. The arbitrator not only sided with me, but I received almost $2000 after they paid off my car. It pays to keep your invoices and to take notes of who you speak to each time & everything they say.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th May, 2004

5th Aug 2006, 11:33

This is a very UNFAIR indictment of a very good car due to a poor experience with a bad dealer. We own a 2001 Grand Am and a GMC. Neither has ever given us a minutes trouble. They are two of the finest and best built cars we've ever owned. I hate to see people smearing good cars because of poor dealers. In 40 years we've owned a lot of cars, including 3 foreign made cars. The GM vehicles we've owned have been the most trouble free vehicles we've had. My nephew is still driving our old '77 Buick with 277,000 miles on it.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 Liter from North America


A great family car


The gas gage goes all over the place. When I put gas in the car, it does not "read" where it should.

Sometimes when the car is idling, like at a red light, I can smell a soft scent of gas.

Please contact me at hotheat78@yahoo.com.

General Comments:

Can anyone give me some feedback on what might be wrong with the car? I have an idea of either the fuel pump, O2 sensor or fuel gage level in the gas tank.

I love my Grand Am otherwise.

It's a great family car.

It drives and handles well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2004

2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 V6 from North America


This car was one of those Lemons, so glad I leased


The dealer tells me I was given a Friday car and apologizes. GM refuses to allow me out of lease. I've had electrical issue since purchased the vehicle which is 2 1/2 years now. The Car doesn't start about once a month on average. Just got car back from shop today 2nd time they had it this month alone and once again they swear it's fixed. The whole experience has been a 2 1/2 year nightmare for me. But luckily I only have 3 more months on their lease that they won't let me out of less I sue. Then I can wash my hands of this nightmarish non starting GM car.

General Comments:

Drives Nice when it decides to start after a jump start. It's a pity cause it looks nice too. Most unreliable ride of my life.

Lease Cars first. They will not let me out of the lease, but it ends soon. You know they will just sell this same car to some poor unsuspecting customer like me then also tell that customer so sorry. I pity the person whom they sell this car to when my lease ends.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th March, 2004