29th Jul 2003, 09:51
I have a 2000 Grand AM SE II. Recently I have been having problems with the vehicle automatically shutting off while traveling down the highway. It gives no prior warning, no sputtering, no nothing. The vehicle just shuts off. The battery and oil can light comes on, but no other panel lights. After pulling to the side of the road and sitting for approx 10 min I am able to start the vehicle and proceed forward, but not knowing how long it will last. When it first happened and after I got the vehicle to start I could only get approx 1/8 - 1/4 mile and the vehicle would stop again. After several attempts of this I would finally be able to proceed on with my trip. The vehicle has been put on dignostic, but did not indicate anything. This is the first time I have ever had a problem with the vehicle. Overall I have been very pleased with the vehicle and the performance. Any answers to this problem as I now have had it at the mechanic shop for the second time for this problem.
27th Jul 2004, 23:57
I wish I could find out why the "service engine soon" light comes on so often. I change the oil every 3000 miles and this light comes on. I have an appointment today to have it checked again.Does anyone know if they have a recall on this problem. Thanks Ginger Smith
30th Aug 2004, 11:31
I've seen many comments referring to ServiceEngineSoon, or ServiceVehicleSoon warning lights coming on. A friend just made the same comments so I went into some autotech software that we use and only found a bulletin concerning replacing the generator. She took it to the dealer who found a headlight was out - there is no mention of this in the Tech Service Bulletins regarding WARNING indicators.
The mechanic explained that this is quite common, but I have not seen one mention of it in AutoTech software, or in general engine searches via internet. hope this helps.
7th Oct 2004, 08:15
I have a 2000 grand am sport I just paid 1987.57 for a transmission, have had to have multiple oil changes and the service engine light rarely goes off. Is there anyway of getting some of my hard owned money back???
9th Nov 2004, 16:47
I own a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM SE. My service engine soon light has been on for about the last year. Now the security light comes on while I'm driving and shuts off whenever it feels the need. About once a week, when I try to start my car, the security light flashes and the car will not start. Just when I'm mad and threatening to junk it, the car magically starts up. When I'm driving on the interstate at a higher speed than normal, when I apply the brakes the car shakes terribly. Having a car checked out at the mechanic is so expensive now that the car will have to stay that way until it breaks or I can afford a new one!!!
29th May 2005, 13:49
I also have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE. My service engine soon lights came on last year and has not went off. I keep car serviced regularly. I keep having to replace my brakes, rotors, and calipers on the front. My blinkers or hazard lights will not work at all. I have replaced bulbs, fuses, circuit breakers, and I don't know what else to do. I hate this car. I don't advise anyone else to purchase these cars. They are costly. By the time you repair one for 2 years, you could have at least bought and paid off a dependable car.
30th Nov 2005, 15:34
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE. The service engine soon light comes on frequently and the car runs a little sluggish. Usually I can put some fuel injector cleaner in the gas tank and a few miles down the road, the light will go off. Also, I can't for the life of me figure out how to change the headlight. The manual instructions are useless.
12th Dec 2005, 00:19
Re Check Engine Light First all G M's should come with a 5/16's wrench to tighten the battery bolts (do it every oil change) test alt.& reg.for voltage output as engine emission controls are voltage sensitive. Have your battery load tested It has to maintain 12.5volts or better. Check drive belt & tensioner too. As my last 2 vehicles were off lease from G.M. (the Grand A.M. was the worst) I think it will be cheaper to lease new&then dump it or buy an offshore North American built truck.
G.M. is in the hole now. What are they going to do when people can't sell or buy their used junk. On second thought, I'm not leasing a G.M.product ever. Bye Bye G.M.
11th Sep 2006, 14:19
I own a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am although mine is paid off and is still running I'm not sure for how much longer. Over the last several months I have spent more fixing the car than what the book lists it for. The brakes haven't been my only problem I've had to deal with. I've also had issues with the darn thing over heating. I've replaced everything that I could possibly replace and yet it still continues to run hot. I seriously doubt that I will ever own another grand am when this one finally bits the dust.
22nd Sep 2006, 20:22
I also own a 2000 Grand Am SE. I bought the car in 2003 and haven't paid it off yet, and I haven't had half the troubles people in this thread have mentioned though it seriously makes me reconsider the safety of driving my car. I had to spend almost $1,000 to replace the "hub kit" in the front (apparently the wheel bearings got seriously rusted even though the car is supposed to be rust resistant). I've also experienced the car shaking if it gets above about 60-65, which makes me nervous to really get that high. The brakes squeak (despite having gotten them replaced in February) and no mechanic will give me a straight answer on why that is.
This car is so frustrating sometimes! I'll never get a Pontiac again.
8th Jan 2007, 12:52
I got my 2000 Pontiac Grandam in May of 2006. I absolutely love it! However, I have recently experienced many of the problems that are already stated. I have already had to change my rotors. My service engine soon light has been going on and off since I got it, and just today my service vehicle soon light came on. Then to discover that a headlight was out. Hopefully that is my only problem.
8th Jan 2007, 16:09
I'm wild about my 2001 Grand Am. It's by far one of the best cars I've ever owned. I have never had a SECOND'S trouble with it. In 6 years it has had one battery replaced, wiper blades and oil, fuel and air filter changes. That's it... NOTHING else!! As for the brakes squeaking, mine never have, but dust build up on the rotors can cause that. It won't hurt anything (except your ears). I'd just pull one of the front wheels off and check the pad wear. If they are OK I wouldn't worry about it. I seldom ever replace pads on anything I've owned before 100,000 miles, and at 60,000 miles the ones on my current Grand Am have roughly 50% of the pads left, if not more.