2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L from North America


Ashamed to call it my car


Brakes and rotors had to be replaced at 17,000 miles.

At 6,500 miles the paint began bubbling and flaking off.

At 7,000 miles water was leaking on the passenger floorboard due to improperly installed shield.

At 10,000 miles the engine started fluctuating between 200 and 1000 RPM while driving on the interstate.

Problem has yet to be corrected.

At 15,000 miles the cruise control failed.

At 30,000 miles the fuel gage failed.

At 40,000 miles the intake manifold gasket failed.

The steering wheel has faded badly and is starting to come apart.

The buttons and knobs on the radio are peeling.

General Comments:

Originally I was impressed with the styling and performance of the vehicle.

However; since I purchased the vehicle it has been in the shop 18 times for various mechanical problems.

The quality of this vehicle is very poor. I cannot recommend this vehicle to anyone who plans on keeping it for more than a year or two.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2003

18th Apr 2004, 13:33

I was wondering what ever happened with the fuel gage in your car? I have a 2001 Grand Am SE and the gas gauge registers all over the place. And when the car is idling I can smell a soft gas smell. Please email me at hotheat78@yahoo.com to give me more information.

21st Jul 2005, 21:21

I have had my 2001 Grand Am GT since it rolled off the lot with 1 mile on it and have not had problems with it. Before the oil got hot I had it drop off at my house and changed the oil with Penzoil Synethic 100%. It now has over 100,000 mile and still going strong. BRH.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 V6 from North America


Great looking car with annoying little difficulties


The speakers have blown twice since I got the car. Dealer replaced them, but it took several weeks both times.

The air conditioning has malfunctioned a couple times. It justs stops blowing cool air.

This is the second GT Grand Am I have had of this body style, both of them have had trouble with leaks. I have had the back carpet replaced in each car, as whenever there is any significant rain, the back floorboard is soaked.

General Comments:

This is a nice looking car. I have had two of them, so I like the looks of it.

Both cars have had similar problems, in general Pontiac's seem to have wacky stuff that goes wrong with them.

I might consider purchasing another GM car in the future, but not at this time.

I have also had many problems with G.M.A.C., their financing company. I did not even know how badly they messed up my account until the lender for my new car let me know. (Another American car company, so we'll see how this one works out!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th October, 2003

4th Nov 2004, 22:03

Sounds to me like maybe you listen to the music too loud or are trying to push more wattage out the speakers than what they can handle. And for the A/C, you may need to re-charge your antifreeze coolant. We had to do that with our 1992 GMC truck. Have a nice day.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America


Save your money, buy a 10 year old junker and have less trouble


When I had only 4,000 miles on my car, there were three large air bubbles in the dash.

At about 6,000 miles the power mirror switch fell down into the door. Only weeks later, the power door lock on the driver door broke. Before 9,000 miles were on the car every switch on the driver's door broke and had to be replaced.

Around 6,000 miles, I started having trouble cranking the vehicle. It would start out fine, but it wouldn't turn over. It only happens every few weeks, but I have two children and I need a reliable vehicle. I have taken it in to be checked several times and they "cannot duplicate customer complaint", therefore they cannot fix it.

The air conditioner drainage has back flowed into my car, not once, but twice. My floor board has a wonderful mildew smell that I will never be totally rid of. This has also happened multiple times in other Pontiac cars I know of.

Around 20,000 miles, my gas gauge had some sort of problem. It would say that I had a quarter of a tank, but was empty. I ran out of gas at 5:30AM on a rainy Sunday morning after working third shift. I had to walk to a stranger's house to call my husband. The second time, I had my 4yr old and 14 month old little boys with me and had to walk for help. (At least it was daylight and not raining.)

General Comments:

I bought this vehicle because I wanted a nice, reliable vehicle with a warranty. I could have bought a car for $500 and had better luck. It absolutely infuriates me that for $19,000 I get broken switches, mildewed floor boards, and to walk in the rain. And last, but not least, I get the pleasure of wondering if it will crank. I did try to contact Pontiac and later GM about my problems. My case was closed "dissatisfied". After 7 months of dealing with GM, they decided they were done with me. To sum it up, I would never recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2003

14th Nov 2003, 20:33

We need more people to include which engines they had in their Pontiac. The 4-cylinders seem to have less satisfied customers than the V-6 engines.

However, I am interested in the ecotec 4 engines performance in long run, so I feel it makes it even more important to include these details for better reviews.