2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4 V6 from North America
A good buy for the price
I noticed a grinding noise in the front end at 27,000 miles.
To all the Grand Am owners out there that are having problems with a grinding noise cause by a tire problem and not a brake/rotor problem, try writing a letter to the BBB and send a copy to GM in Michigan and your local dealer. When I got tired of taking my car to the dealer, I wrote a letter and within a month I got a call from GM wanting to know what they could do to get my case settled. I didn't know that when you write a letter to the BBB, they contact the Attorney General and open a case and will help you resolve the problem. My local dealer only wanted to reimburse me for two tires, but with the help of the BBB, I am getting reimbursed for all four tires. (I went to an independent tire dealer and have had no noise since the new tires were put on my GT. Good luck to all who read this. Hope you have as much success as I did.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th September, 2003
21st Dec 2003, 19:13
You are absolutely right. I experienced the same grinding noise coming from the front of my 02 GT1. Sounds like a brake/rotor problem, but it was the tires. Took it back to the dealer and they replaced all 4 tires for free as my car was still under warranty. Most people would ignore this problem, unfortunately if nobody complains about it, GM would be unaware of the problem. Point is, if you are in tune with your vehicle and you notice something isn't right, take it back to the dealer, no matter how small the problem.