23rd Feb 2004, 08:20
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT as well. I just took it to the dealer today for problems with the driver's side window. They informed me that it is the Regulator and that it is going to be $380.00 to have it fixed. Is this the same problems everyone else is having with the window?
26th Apr 2004, 18:27
The same thing happened to me. I own a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, and a year ago the clips broke on my driver side window costing $400 to replace. And last week my passenger side window also broke from the same thing. This is ridiculous.
11th May 2004, 08:41
I also own a 1999 Grand Am. This has just happened to my driver side window. First, I thought it was just off the track, but my husband took it apart and said that the clips were broke. I know of three other owners of Grand Ams and said they have had the same trouble. If this is such a problem with these cars, it looks like Pontiac would recall this. I have not had it fixed yet and by reading all the posting it might be a while. That is Expensive!!!
6th Aug 2004, 11:57
I have a 2000 Grand Am GT, the window just fell into the door. I took it apart and found the same thing. I did get the replacement window sash from a GM dealer for $7, I was not about to give my hard earned money to a dealer to find out that "my regulator" or something is bad. (New regulator from GM is about $250, one on ebay is about $70)
23rd Apr 2005, 21:39
I purchased a 2002 Pontiac Gram AM Se. The windows have been replaced about 5 times. This is ridiculous!!! Just happened again tonight. Now both of my windows are not working and my drivers side is taped shut. I will NEVER buy a Pontiac again.
22nd Aug 2005, 23:35
I'm looking at a '02 Grand AM SE and it is not power windows. The ones you are talking about are manual right?
27th Sep 2005, 13:59
I have 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE... same thing with driver side power window.. window fell into the door, when I took apart all of the plastic clips are broken and I can't find them anywhere. Not sure if I need to replace the regulator now as well.. I heard that when the clips break they cause the window regulator to break. This is great!!!
8th Nov 2005, 14:33
I own a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT. Surprise Surprise, the window clips broke in the driver side door and I had to replace the entire regulator and belts because the belts stretched when the clips broke. This cost a pretty penny (over $500). Two months ago I had to replace the sensor on the pass lock security system. It kept my car from starting. That was about $500, too. I also, will NEVER EVER buy Pontiac again!
10th Apr 2006, 10:12
I own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT and I too have the same problems with my windows. Both the driver's and passenger's window clips broke. I, too cannot afford to replace both of them. I had a friend fix it temporarily.
10th Apr 2006, 15:47
Here it is for you all. Here is the link that gives you the part number so that you all have to buy the plastic clips, not the entire window regulator:
I hope this helps.
25th Apr 2006, 13:15
I am having the same problem!! Because the clips are plastic, they break so easily! I found out, that the plastics clips of the regulator can't be replaced, the WHOLE thing has to, this is very upsetting. I called the dealer and he said that it would be $350 to fix!!! That is ridiculous for a piece of plastic!!! It is very upsetting that Pontiac knows this is happening, but does nothing about it, it should definitely be recalled after all the complaints I've seen.
25th Apr 2006, 15:20
I have a 2000 Grand Am GT. The first time in 2003, I pulled the door panel off and found the little plastic clip broken. I took it into the dealer and they replaced the regulator and motor. I bought the extended warranty, so they ONLY charged $200 (sarcasm).
Last week, I took it back to the dealer because the window only rolls down sometimes, and now they wanted almost $700 (out of warranty now) for a regulator and motor. To me, this seems like something that should be recalled as a safety issue. What if you are in an emergency and the only way out is through that window? No more Pontiacs for me!
18th May 2006, 07:09
I have a 2002 Grand Am. While under warranty, Pontiac replaced the passenger side “plastic” broken piece of the regulator. Two weeks after the warranty ran out, this same window broke again – same symptoms. Due to “excessive mileage” (as if the number of miles has any significance with the window), Pontiac would not consider repairing their repaired window. Pontiac wanted $300 – 500 to repair, and it could possibly need another motor as well as the regulator. We bought a new regulator with motor for $68.00.
30th May 2006, 17:11
I own a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT and both of my windows have broken numerous times. I have had the dealership where I purchased my car fix them countless times yet it seems that every 2 months on of the windows is breaking again. If Pontiac is having these problems then why don't they fix it?? I mean what is gonna happen when my warranty runs up and the windows continue to break? I can say that I will never buy a Pontiac again if they can't even take the time to fix the problem.
22nd Jun 2006, 07:10
I have a Grand Am 2003. I too am having problems with the clips breaking on the driver's side window. We have replaced the clips 4 times and the window once. I dread the investment of replacing the mechanisms. I will never ever buy Pontiac or GM again. The dealership told me this is a common problem. Then why not recall and fix their engineering flaws. I know why GM stands for Great Mistake.
7th Aug 2006, 11:44
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT. Car has been great currently 81,500 miles. Recently the Driver Window stopped rolling down it made a loud pop and would not go down. I took the door panel off thinking it was just off track and what do I find CHEAP PLASTIC PARTS! Both plastic clips had broken. I took it to a local glass shop and they told me they could fix it, but I had to buy a whole new window for $190 just to get the plastic clips. I called the dealership to see if I could just get the parts and he told me I had to buy the whole regulator. WHAT A CHEAP DESIGN FOR A MAJOR COMPONENT!
12th Aug 2006, 08:16
I bought a 2003 Pontiac Grand AM on 10/6/05; in January, 2006 the plastic tab at the bottom of the driver's window snapped off. I had the window replaced at an auto glass shop for $180 (the guy said it was a bad design).
It's now August, 2006 and the same window is broken again. The glass shop is going to replace it for free under the warranty, but I don't think they'll do it again after that (they said they sometimes see 2 or 3 of these a week).
This is bunk and I'm going to start by calling the dealer I bought it from on Monday. I don't expect much for results.