26th Jun 2005, 07:15
I recently bought a 2000 Grand Am GT, and was actually proud of myself for having a nice car. It worked fine for the first month, until the blinkers quit, the air conditioner fan won't work unless turned up to three, the gas gauge says I have a half tank, but then plummets to 'E' and then dies. The newest one is that the radiator decides to empty itself here and there. I used to love the Grand Am, but next time will buy a truck!!!
P.S. On the blinker not working, I found a recall on that particular problem...
28th Jun 2005, 11:42
I own a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT, and I love my car more than anything. I was beginning to give up on it and it's Cooling problems. It over heats and now needs a new head-gasket and (hopefully not) engine now. I have found the problem that caused it and I think any of you with similar problems will like to know. It's Dex-Cool! It has corroded and flat out destroyed just about everything under the hood. There is a Lawsuit going on you may be interested in. I found the web site an hour ago. If you are having cooling/radiator problems and I'm sure you using Dex-Cool, just type in Dex-Cool investigation and it will show up. I wrote the lawyers and even if I hear nothing back, I hope they put the company out of business for Killing my Car. Well the tow truck is pulling up with my car now. I wish you all luck. I'm 5000.00 broker and my car is worse than before. Don't give up on the Grand Am's! They are great cars. We just need to be careful what we put in them, parts and liquids. They're like kids, you have to really check what you are putting in them. Just because someone says its the best for them, you should investigate it for yourself. I will from now on.
11th Jul 2005, 13:26
I loved this car from the minute I got it. I have driven it a lot and put a lot of miles on it, but I have kept up with general maintenace. I bought it at 30k miles. At about 35k, the passenger side window motor and glass was replaced at about 500$. Then at 50k the rotors had to be shaved and turned. Now at 70k my car won't start at all. I have been having problems with the security system, but they don't know whats wrong. It has to go to the dealer. Does any one know what could be wrong?
1st Aug 2005, 13:07
Wow! Great website. I have a 2000 Grand Am sitting in my drive way I am afraid to drive. I have a coolant leak, all my brake warning lights are on, my entire radio/clock panel doesn't work, I just repaired the tail light issue (recalled) before the recall, but lost my receipt and the dealer doesn't have record of me buying the new panels. I think I need new shocks. This will be my 3rd brake repair in 4 years. I am afraid to drive it and not sure who to trust. I have read the horror stories on this site and not sure where to start with the repairs - and I only have 15 months more to pay on it??? Bittersweet.
18th Aug 2005, 17:23
I have had a similar horror story concerning the brake grinding problem. First I was told it could not be recreated; then someone finally heard the problem, which when driving about 60 mph the car would shake and sound like it would shake off its tires. The rotor was readjusted; the rotor was cut; the pads and rotors were finally replaced; then it was suggested it might be the bearing assembly. Did it solve the problem? No, I still feel shimmying occasionally and am fearful about driving too fast. Now another situation: after driving all day I parked the car. After two hours it would not start. The lights, radio, fan, etc come on so it doesn't seem to be the battery, however, the car is dead. No sound, no click, no nothing. Could it be the starter? Could it be the wiring? Could it be the anti-theft system? What is the problem? Not to mention the lighter went out, which I understand is a common problem. Can someone help with a suggestion on what could be the problem before other things start to go? Thanks!!!
8th Sep 2005, 12:30
I own a 2000 grand am GT that I purchased brand new. To date I have had to put new brakes and rotors 7 times and the car only has 70,000 miles. Stay away from these vehicles, they are nice looking, but not worth the problems. Car is basically crap and GM is not taking responsibility.
21st Sep 2005, 09:23
Wow! Thought I was the only one. I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am and it has been trouble from the get go. I bought my car in 2001 it was a rental previously. It had 35,000 miles on it. To date my car has 73,000 miles. I have nothing, but trouble from this car. I have replaced my power windows twice on the passenger and driver side at 300.00 a piece. I have replaced my head gasket manifold at 1,200.00 because I was going through a bottle of coolant a day. I have replaced the battery 3 times and the starter once. I have just now replaced the starter and my car is sounding like terrible it barely starts. Every time I try to get an opinion on whats wrong with the car I get a different answer. People tell me its the the FLYWHEEL that needs to be replaced which is 900.00. Two of my friends bought a Grand Am because it looked nice and they have had so much trouble from it. I am not getting my car fixed I am getting rid of it. I will never buy a Pontiac again and will tell my friends to do the same.
21st Sep 2005, 17:35
My 2000 Grand-Am SE is beautiful, but... blinkers don't' work, already replaced the unit for the power windows (because the driver side wouldn't roll down), AC don't work unless it is on 3, replace brakes every year, 6 months after purchasing it had to replace some module in the fuel tank/pump (because it would just knock off and die going down the road), car won't start sometimes and we have to get on the ground and peck on the fuel tank to even get it to start, I was told it needed a fuel pump. When you turn the wheel it makes a loud grinding type noise.
5th Oct 2005, 22:51
My 2001Pontiac Grand Am has not started several times with the red SECURITY light flashing. I wait 10 minutes for the light to go out, with the ignition switch at run, and then turn the ignition to off for 5 seconds and then start the car. This not acceptable. I had the fuel pump module replaced the first time the car did not start. I suspect it may have been the same problem, I just did not notice that the SECURITY light was lit when I had the car towed to the shop. The car started and the mechanic could not find a problem. But he thought it needed a new fuel pump or it might stop on the road. $517.00 later I have this recurring problem. I am afraid to take it to the shop because it will probably cost another $500.00 with no solution again. Is there a part that must be replaced or is it a poor connection or is it a worn key or ignition switch? I do not know how this security system is supposed to work or I could probably figure it out myself and fix it. Does any one know how this system is supposed to work? I you know how it should work or how to fix the problem, please let us know.