27th Apr 2005, 09:08
I also have a 99 GA I was at the dealership getting my injectors, fuel filters and coolant flushed. They did everything, but the coolant flush they told my husband and I that there is a leak. We requested they put the car back up on the lift and show us where the leak is. The tech. briefly showed us and my husband put his finger up there on the supposed leaking spot. It was wet he put his finger on it and smelt it and tasted it.. (coolant has a sweet smell and taste) he said it had no smell and tasted like water... It was very cold the night before and there was a lot of dew on the car when were dropped it off at the dealer.. We also have never seen any puddle under the car and the coolant level has never changed. We've been keeping an eye on it since the dealer says we need a fuel pump replaced which they quoted us $750 which is outragous...I'm tempted to take to another Pontiac dealer and see if they see anything and compare the two. Don't let them play games with you and definitely get a second perhaps third opinion on it.
4th Jun 2005, 22:19
I own a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT which I purchased new. Well the same old problems here also, the radio replaced 2 times, the alternator burned out at 61000 miles, the front brake pads replace twice at 51000, fuel gauge all over the place, drivers side window motor, squeeking noise in front end that needed strut replacement. Here's the best one: a water leak from the drivers side window that's been fixed 2 times, one under warranty, and one out of my pocket. Would love a recall on that fuel tank issue.
19th Jun 2005, 21:11
I came across this site looking for alternators for my 1999 Pontiac Grand AM SE and was amazed at how many have the same problems I do. The power window went out one day and the window fell while I was driving down the hwy. I replace the alternator every year. This is the 3rd time its gone out. My volume control is out of control. Lets see, my air only works on one setting, the cruise control stopped working the clock went out, but the lights on the radio buttons still work. I need a new tire rod ALREADY. This car is a piece of junk. I would not advise anyone to get one. I wish I had seen this site before I purchased mine. Too many things go wrong in a short amount of time.
19th Aug 2005, 17:22
1999 grand am.there are times I will be low on gas and it will not take gas. it will run right out and down the side of the car.!any ideas please. Julie..
23rd Aug 2005, 08:22
I've owned my 99 GT for about 8 months. Alternator just went out and left me on a busy road without hazard lights this morning. That's how I came about this site. Wondering how much this was going to cost. I've had belt problems, replaced the radio because there were no lights in it, have a problem with the auto lock on one door because it won't unlock anymore when in park or any other time, turn signals have a mind of their own and the air only works on 3-5. Really wish I would have know. I have a constant problem with "Check Tire Pressure". I cannot get this light to go off at all unless I pull the fuse. Some how it relates to my traction control light also. Car has 200,000 miles on it. Had 180,000 when I bought it, but I've probably spent enough to "TRY TO FIX" all the problems. I've tried to call about recalls on the turn signals because everyone seems to have this problem. I can also understand the tire problem. I cannot get mine to balance for more that three days. The people at the tire shop think I'm crazy, but every time I take it in they are out of balance. Of course they use an excuse about something else going bad and causing the tires to do it. Best solution I've come up with is to just send it DOWN THE ROAD! I'm done especially after finding this site. I think I will buy a Honda. They seem to be able to make it past 200,000 miles. GM needs to evaluate all the "SAME PROBLEMS" people keep having. Sad thing is, it will have to cost lives before it happens. SELL NOW!!!
26th Aug 2005, 18:54
Oh My Gosh, I just thought I wasn't doing something right. I've had my 99 Pontiac grand am SE since 2000. I only have 45,000 miles, but I've already replaced the alternator, I have to replace by brake pads at least twice a year because of constant squeal, squeak or grind. My driver side window fell down about 3 weeks ago, my blinkers go on and off and my TRAC LOW and ABS lights stay on all the time, as well as CK ENGINE. I also have a problem with the car shaking or when at a stand still the car makes putting noises. Oh, and my trunk switch just went out. It sounds like I can look forward to replacing the manifold, hope not. Did I forget to add my side mirrors have both fallen off and I have them screwed on. God help us all!!!
8th Sep 2005, 19:56
My wife owns a 1999 Grand Am Se and let me say.. I will never advise anyone to buy one. Nothing but the same problems that everyone else is complaining about. Fan speed on climate control doesn't work on 1 or 2, brake problems, trunk release button, intake manifold leaking, head gasket, power steering pump leak, rack and pinion seal leak, alternator, bad hazard switch... What a piece of junk. We spend more money on this car than I do I my 2 older (1988) cars. I feel sorry for all the people that own a Pontiac Grand Am.
15th Sep 2005, 12:03
My 99 Grand Am had similar squeaking brake problems also, I replaced the pads and these also started squeaking, but only when they were cold. Replaced them again with ceramic pads, these are much better.
The boot on the front axle CV joint split, causing the axle to wear out, the new axle did not come with the inner spindle, I was told to remove my old spindle, which is wearing out and use it.
Stereo Volume control is bad, around 22 mpg highway with a 2.4 liter engine. Disappointed with car, but some is to be expected with 127,000 miles.
13th Oct 2005, 12:55
Amazing! I have had my 99 GT for... oh... 2 months now and have had it in to the garage 4 times for 3 problems. I paid $5000 for it, talked the guy down from $5500, and I'm glad I did. I needed all new wheel bearings first, for $1150. Then my check tire press light came on and my tire pressure is within 1 PSI of recommended on all tires. The dealer couldn't figure out why it was on or how to turn it off. Next, my car seems to sometimes decide it doesn't want to run. Sometimes while stopped at a stoplight, sometimes when trying to turn it on. It'll crank and crank, and not catch. Oh, not to mention I have the infamous grinding, squeaking noise from the front end. And my tires are unbalanced. So, all in all, I have paid about 1/3 in repairs of what I paid just to purchase the car. What an investment.