22nd Oct 2007, 12:47
I would like to ditto EVERY comment above... I just paid this dang car off last Thursday... and voila... it broke down today. It's a money pit!
I did have the same recall for the blinkers.
My ABS/Check Engine soon/Service Engine soon/Trac off lights are all on... have been for 2 years... too expensive to fix a damn sensor.
My power window on my drivers side has been replaced, my passengers side now also doesn't work... hmmm...
My passenger's side door SOMEWHERE leaks (mysteriously); no one can figure out where... so every time it rains (have I mentioned that I live in FL and it rains daily...) I get at least 3-5 inches of water standing in the floor board... What's even better than that is the fact that it's humid here... so now I have mold growing in the back of my car... freakin' great!
Then lets see... back in March my car kept over heating. Well, it broke down on one of the most dangerous roads in Orlando (OBT) and it wouldn't start (I'm a girl and all my family lives out of state.) So I get it towed to a GM dealer... they tell me that my water pump has a leak and that I blew a head gasket so, $1000 and a week later, I get my car back... driving it down I4 and it over heats AGAIN... FURIOUS... a road ranger pulls over to help... tells me that I have absolutely NO COOLANT IN MY CAR... I call the dealership Dealership back... tell them the situation... AND they have the nerve to tell me that they aren't able to determine if it's my fault or theirs... so they'll fix it again at cost... another head gasket $800!!!
I hate this car!! DON'T GET ONE!!! Unless you want to buy my working parts to fix your hunk of junk :)
28th Nov 2007, 16:16
I have the 2000 Grand Am as well. I just bought it (used) in August 2007. Yes the track light stays on all the time, but the thing that bothers me is; once I drive over 100KM an hour, the transmission will start to slip and the power starts to fluctuate. Does anyone know if this is a cheap fix or an expensive one? If it is the latter, I'm getting rid of this GM crap.
11th Dec 2007, 11:23
I have a 2001 Grand Am. After a good rain storm, when I open the driver side doors, water runs out of the drain holes. The passenger side doors are OK. It looks like the door gasket on the car covers the hole and will not let it drain. I don't know where the water is getting into the door first.
11th Dec 2007, 11:32
My 2001 grand am door locks would lock and unlock when driving. It was in my remote for the doors. the solder broke and the battery was putting out too much voltage. I just use the other remote, did not do it since.
11th Dec 2007, 22:06
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I started the car the other day to let it warm up. I went to get in the car after about fifteen minutes, and all of the doors were locked. This happened twice that same day. Lucky I have a spare key. The car is not equipped with remote door locks. Any ideas would be helpful.
12th Dec 2007, 11:27
I have a 2001 Grand Am. My wipers act up in the delay wiper mode. If I set it to go on below half speed, they would work like they had a mind of their own; they would go across the windshield real jerky or they would keep going like I put them on regular. When I would turn them off, they would go about 4 or 5 more times before they would shut off. They do not do it all the time, about 65% of the time. What can I do to repair this. PLEASE HELP. Thanks.
26th Dec 2007, 17:20
I have a 2001 Grand Am (and I have been smelling gas lately). It actually was happening daily for a week or so then nothing lately. Anyone have any ideas? I heard it might be an o-ring in the fuel pump. Thanks for any help.
21st Feb 2008, 18:47
Just recently bought a 2000 Grand Am used. It too has some problems. The most important being, randomly it decides it doesn't want to start. This happens when you first put the key in the ignition and turn the key to acc or on. The dash lights come on briefly, then it goes completely dead. No headlights, no door buzzer, no dash lights no dome lights, no power at all. this of course activates the anti theft radio lock. Has happened many times. sometimes it starts after a couple of minutes, sometimes longer. Very frustrating!!!Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be? Also, there is a clicking sound in the dash by the radio. Could this be a bad turn signal flasher? When you turn the signal or flasher on, it is in sinc with it. When you turn them off, the clicking goes crazy.
28th Feb 2008, 23:18
Ignition switch will lock you out of your car; have fixed it. Had trouble starting the car as well.
3rd Apr 2008, 22:20
Going back to what you guys were saying about the 2000 Grand Am SE ignition problems, well I have the same problem on my car. See when I attempt to start my car, I have to wait a few seconds after I turn the key to ACC, because if I don't then that will trigger my anti theft device! I think I have to replace my ignition switch, but I'm not sure still. Although now I am aware that it's doing that, so in order for me to make my car to start, I simply have to be very cautious in the starting point, but I can't very well let anyone use my car, because they'll go crazy mad on that.
15th Nov 2008, 21:08
I bought my Grand Am new in spring of 2000. The brakes went at 12,000. The fuel pump went at 30,000. The window regulators went at 50,000. The transmission started slipping at 60,000. The turn signals work occasionally. The radio is the only trouble free component. This is the worst car that I have ever owned. Thanks for the tip about leaving the key on when it won't start; that has happened too.
21st Nov 2008, 23:09
Yep! Replaced the hazard light switch after I got tired of intermittent working signals. The activation of the hazard lights helped the signals work for a while longer. Got new brakes a little while ago. Feels like I need new ones already!!
My blower used to work at 3, 4 & 5 also. Today it doesn't blow at all!!! And it is getting cold here in Alberta!!! I hear it may be an easy DIY fixer -- what do I need to do?
8th Dec 2008, 18:29
I have the exact same problems and it's so annoying. I bought this car in hopes that it would be cheap as far as repairs go, but it seems that I have already replaced the whole friggen car.
Last week the heater core went in an explosion of antifreeze, inside the cabin. I was like well I guess it's a good thing it's a GM, it should be cheap to repair, right? Wrong! $1046 because some thought it would be a good idea to make the heater core the absolute most impossible thing in the world to get to. They had to remove my entire front console it took them 3 days.
I HATE THIS CAR!!! I leave it unlocked in the city with the keys in the ignition now hoping someone will just steal it, but apparently even the cracked out homeless don't want this piece of junk. Figures.