29th Apr 2008, 12:06
I just got a 2001 Grand Am this year and I am having issues with the gas tank. I can't tell if it's really going through gas too quickly or if the thing that reads the gas level is broken. I have no idea how much it'll cost to be fixed and I don't know if I want to know. Not sure if anyone can reply to this with any ideas as to of what it could be but if you have any info you can email me at Autie2005@blackplanet.com if you have the same problem and how you fixed it. Thank you!!
5th May 2008, 15:29
I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM SE, bought it from a dealer with only 23,000 miles on it. The brakes were iffy before I purchased the car, but they fixed that before I left the lot. Almost a year later the only problem I have come across is the brakes going already. I am going to go with the best available this time. Other than a few cosmetic problems, the front plastic guard smashed to pieces twice after leaving a low level driveway, I enjoy everything about this car. FYI, I put about 8,000 miles on it in the one year span I had it.
22nd May 2008, 12:38
I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, purchased new in 2001. Not too many complaints except: 1. Passlock Security - caused my car not to start on NUMEROUS occassions (until after the infamous 10 minute wait). Had it fixed while car was still under warranty. 2. Now, my blinker keeps making sounds (even when the blinkers are not in use) - very annoying. It appears there may have been a recall on this a couple of years ago, but I received no notification.
20th Sep 2008, 12:31
I do agree with most of you. This car simply put, is a money pit.
However, besides my windows breaking, my only other problem is the intake manifold gasket leaking, due to G.M.'s lovely idea to use a rubber gasket that the Dex-cool coolant eats through.
If you replace the gasket in this car, DO NOT RUN DEX-COOL COOLANT.
Sides that, I haven't gone through that many brakes or rotors, and at about 70,000 miles we replaced struts and ball-joints. All the work done on this car was done by myself and my father, so we're neither paying the shop prices or buying into their crap.
It seems like SOME of you might have...
24th Sep 2008, 16:52
We bought a 2001 GT, and by far it is the worst car I have ever owned.
We have replaced the brakes 3 times in the last year. Not only that, the ABS and traction lights stay on after I have had every part replaced. This is very annoying.
The latest is I was at the store, and came out and car would not start. I traced it to a fuel problem. Replaced the fuel pump and still would not start. The fuel pressure is great, but it is not getting through the injectors. So now I hope that it is the computer, or couches won't be the only thing burning in Morgantown.
26th Sep 2008, 16:21
Replacing brakes three times in a year indicates a major problem somewhere. I'm a mechanic and I replaced the original front brake pads on my 2001 Grand Am at 70,000 miles. The rear are still in good shape. Other than the front pads, tires and one battery, I've done absolutely NOTHING to mine in 8 years.
31st Dec 2008, 20:02
I have had my 01 Grand Am Se 5spd for almost a year and I really do love this car. It runs great! I recently drove through flood waters (had no choice)...ever since then my ABS light and Trac light comes on. I was told that I needed a new ABS pump by the people that changed the oil. The guy I bought it from and at least 3 others have told me the car does not have an ABS pump, but has ABS wheel sensors which are 115/ea. Anyone know anything about this that could be to my advantage?
8th Jan 2009, 17:03
Anyone know where to disable/cut the wire for the passlock/security system which causes my car not to run at random times? Is it behind the radio? What color is the wire? 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT
25th Jan 2009, 14:54
Just bought a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT and am VERY disappointed.. my blower motor 1-3 decided to quit working, and now none of my stereo lights are working.. I can't even turn the volume up on the CD player or radio or anything, just by the steering wheel. SOMEONE HELP!
12th Feb 2009, 07:52
The ABS/Traction comes on whenever the board gets wet and freezes. Happens in GM vehicles quite often.
The LIM Gasket is a pain in the ass, but you can find instructions on how to fix yourself. First time takes about 6-8 hours for a non mechanic.
Door regulator's break, causes window to fall in to the door. Not too bad of a fix, a lot cheaper than taking it in.
And the heat switch not working on 1, 2, 3 or 1, 2 is the resistor behind the kickboard behind the passenger side glove box, easy fix - 2 screws.
19th Mar 2009, 18:52
I love my Pontiac, it's a 2001 GT V6 Ram Air.
The only issue is I know how to change oil, but I don't know where the reset button is... can any one help me out?
20th Mar 2009, 16:29
Yes, the reset button is in the fuse panel (look inside the driver's door up by the dash for the panel cover). There is a red button marked "reset". Turn the key on (engine NOT running) and hold the button in until the light blinks, and you'll hear the chime.
1st Apr 2010, 12:31
2001 Grand Am GT.
I have replaced both electric window motors, head gasket, intake manifold gasket, both rear speakers twice, rotors and pads every 20K, both driveshafts, wheel bearings 2 or 3 times a year. Now needs a rack and pinion.
I would almost agree with the concept of bad driving, but, I have spoke with the dealer and they stated to me it is a bad brake design on this car, and my truck doesn't have a brake issue, I use it more than the car.
The car has 130,000, hoping to make 200,000.
2nd Oct 2010, 14:59
04 NCAA 04 Grand Am, bought off the lot brand new as a left over in October of 04. It has 98k on her, only went through 2 sets of pads, the first set lasted 45k, and just put on new rotors and pads at 97k.
Other than that, still has the original back tires on her, and sometimes I get the double start thing happen, and back speaker pop on and off. I keep up on the oil, and wash and wax her on a regular basis, run her though the car wash and get the undercarriage washed, especially a few times in the winter. Love how New York weather destroys cars. Just paid it off, hope to get another 100k out of her.
Does anyone else have a NCAA edition? I've never seen another one! A GM rep told me they were promo cars when Pontiac sponsored March Madness.
If anyone knows a quick fix with the speakers, let me know.
Also, I did have to do a hub due to a ABS sensor at 40k, but I've put less than 6-700 in it besides payments; I don't think that's bad for half of it being routine maintenance.
16th Feb 2012, 13:15
If you still have your car, you should get it checked every 3000 miles. That what I do, and my Grand Am is in tip top shape.
The only problem I have is the turn signals don't work, but very rarely does that happen.
17th Feb 2012, 11:42
Nothing on any car requires checking every 3000 miles. Not even oil changes are required before 7000 miles (10,000-15,000 with full synthetic). I generally check fluids, hoses brake pads and belts at 50,000 mile intervals. I checked these items on my 2001 Grand Am at around 53,000 miles, and everything was OK. I did, unfortunately, have to replace the front brake pads at only 70,000 miles.
22nd Mar 2012, 11:11
Same problem. It's your signal control. It's simple to fix; remove from the steering column probably 6 torx screws. You will see a circuit board. You will see a spot of grease somewhere connecting the circuit and shorting it out. I cleaned mine with a q-tip and a drop of gas; it has been perfect for two years. GM wanted 700 bucks to do it. Took me 1 hour. Be patient and you can do it. Best of luck. Ed.