18th Apr 2004, 13:37

My 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4 liter engine, that has 22,000 miles on it is having a problem with the gas gage. How much did it cost to replace the gas gage and how much trouble was it? hotheat78@yahoo.com.

20th Oct 2004, 18:39

My 2001 Grand Am SE-1 with the 3.4 V-6 had an engine service light come on. It was a faulty gas level sensor. It appears the contacts are corroded by the sulfur content in the gas. GM has admitted this problem, but has done nothing to rectify it. In Canada it costs $500.00 to replace the gas sensor in the tank. A recall is out from GM on the 4-way flasher module as being defective.

6th Apr 2005, 13:42

My grand am has the 6 cylinder engine. I bought it in July of this year with 30,000 miles on it. Since I purchased this car, there have been a number of things that have gone wrong with it. I have replaced wheel bearings and a heater blower. (Now the heater only works on the highest speeds) The brakes always squeak and I have to get the brake pads changed about every two months. All of the service engine, ABS, and traction control lights come on and go off at random times. And most importantly, my turning signal does this too. (I have already had a ticket for that) I am very disappointed at my decision to buy this car.

20th Jun 2005, 20:43

Replaced front wheel bearings at 137,000 km (78,00 miles). According to the mechanic this is a common ailment on GM cars manufactured from 2000-2004. Also replaced the front brake discs, warped due to heat build-up. Not impressed with GM quality. Have owned 2 Fords and never had this problem. I will go back to Ford next time. No more GM for me.

25th Jun 2005, 23:47

We purchased our 2001 Pontiac Grand Am 4 years ago. We have had the fuel injector go out once and believe it is out again. Our door locks are broken also. We have had the security light come on which was resolved by the gasoline cap being replaced. The service engine light comes on all the time. We have had other repairs, but I do not know or remember what all of them were for. I do remember when we first bought the car the right floor board stayed wet all of the time. The care dealership advised it was bad door seals.

We are having trouble cranking the car now.

6th Jul 2006, 10:46

I purchased a used 2001 Pontiac Grand Am in March 2005. it had 67,000 miles on it. It now has 90,000 miles on it and the transmission has failed. I am very disappointed with this vehicle.

17th Dec 2006, 18:04

2001 Pontiac Grand Am: I used to have the problem with it cranking, but not starting, and learned what I have seen in this board: Turn to On for 10 minutes, turn off, then it will start. That worked fine. Also, thanks to that one person who mentioned the "mad clicking" behind the dashboard that sounds like a turn signal racing at random. What's up with that? I haven't had that happen for a few months, but now I have a new problem: It will surprize me with not cranking at all. When I try to start it, all the idiot lights go out, and I get nothing!

12th Sep 2007, 19:07

My Grand Am has 108,000 miles on it and it has been a decent car, except for the last year. The security light keeps coming on and at times won't start. The dealer has replaced the ignition switch 3 times, but not fixed yet. I tried to go to work this morning and it would crank, but not start. After getting home later and trying it again it fired right up. I need something reliable, not a hit or miss vehicle.

Other problems have included a right front wheel speed sensor going bad, eating brakes, and running out of gas because the fuel gauge was off. Hope I have better luck with my next car...

5th Nov 2008, 19:38

Do not buy this vehicle. I purchased a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE, V6 with 27000 miles in 2003. Since then I replaced the intake and head gaskets at 60000 miles.

The coolant started leaking before 50000 miles. The replaced gaskets did not stop the leakage problems and the motor failed before 100k miles. I replaced the engine with a rebuilt.

The transmission failed at 115k miles.

My turn signal clicks randomly even after the replacement of the hazard switch recall. I had to replace the clips on the driver side power window which cracked.

I went through a brake job in 1 year and then had to replace a caliper.

The tie rods went bad causing a great deal of vibration. (possible cause of the poor brake life?) I thought I was getting a good deal when I purchased the car for $12,500 in 2003, but after $10,000 in repairs, just to get less than 100,000 miles, I feel taken. I will never purchase a Pontiac again, and question GM in general.

6th Nov 2008, 12:21

My experience with the Grand Am is just the opposite. I did not replace the brake pads on my 2001 GA until over 70,000 miles, and it cost me a whopping $17. Mine has been flawless from day one. I'd buy another used one in a heartbeat.

4th Mar 2009, 13:12

I have the 2001 Grand Am with the six cylinder. Got it with 64k miles, it now has 80k.

The fan motor only works on speeds 3-5.

The driver's window only works when I'm NOT at a drive-through window, toll booth, or anywhere else I actually need it to go down. Luckily, when it does go down it always goes back up. The switch is a darker color than the others, so it might have been replaced already.

The turn signals only work about 60% of the time. Sometimes, if I put the 4-ways on for a second the turn signals will work right after.

The super-fast blinking right turn signal was one of the two bulbs in the rear burned out, but the replacement only lasted two days - I think rainwater leaks in and shorts it out.

Strange how so many people have the same problems. GM should stand behind their products!

Honda sent us a letter extending the warranty on the transmission in our Odyssey to seven years/100,000 miles because many people were having problems, and still replaced it for free in the eighth year!

7th Mar 2009, 12:10

"The fan motor only works on speeds 3-5."

This occurred once with my 2001 GA. A gentle tap on the switch assembly corrected it (NOT a hard smack, that can damage it). Sometimes circuits can get minute deposits on them that can interrupt the current flow. I'd try that first, but again, use only your finger or a small PLASTIC OR RUBBER implement to avoid inadvertently damaging the control unit.

15th Mar 2009, 07:27

Well I bought the car from hell.. 99 Grand Am SE.. 30000 on the clock.. here's the list...

Two wheel bearings, fan switch, passlock, window fell out, intake gaskets twice, head gaskets and head, ignition module two, brakes can't get over 12000, service engine light comes on regularly.. two water pumps, power seat doesn't work anymore.

Why did I keep it? Well you think that there has to be a end, but why is GM in trouble, because of poor quality. I thought I'd never say this, but never again, I'm going to Toyota, Nissan or Hyundai.

My daughter has a 98, same thing, there isn't enough room on here to tell you those problems..

Both vehicles are garage kept and serviced by certified mechanics..

I've had it with domestic junk.. ask me if I'd bail them out - they deserve to go belly up!!!