Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
461510023171Abs pump running when not needed. *nj10/31/2007
07020103/01/200710021412Incorrect outer backing plate. outer backing plate has short centre protusion. outer backing plate should have tall center protrusion. *kb04/24/2007
316910010551Brakes caliper noise on apply. *eh12/01/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
0415200404/15/200410009220Vehicles may set anyone or a combination of front-wheel speed sensor anti-lock brake system codes as intermittent or hard failures. gm voicemail express. *tt09/17/2004
0096601/01/200400966A10007816Anti-lock braking system (abs) front wheel speed codes - jumper harness. *tt07/12/2004
00966B01/01/200410007293Abs front wheel speed codes - jumper harness. *tt06/09/2004
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
05052300103/01/200510014985Revised brake system specifications. *tt05/13/2005
04052300409/01/200410011052Brake noise/creak during slow speed braking. also includes 2004 chevrolet malibu classic. *tt12/27/2004
300301/01/200410008862Brake noise/creak during slow speed braking. *mj08/24/2004
000523002B03/01/2003000523002A10001251Front disc brake pulsation. *tt04/25/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
31923192A10010632The anti-lock brake system indicator is illuminated and diagnostic trouble code c1236 is stored. *tt12/02/2004
14110111/14/2001628132Customers may comment that the anti-lock brake system indicator is illuminated and diagnostic trouble code 1236 stored. *tt03/05/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
21060206/21/2002637253Information regarding the brake align kit. *tt11/21/2002
05150205/15/2002636679Additional information on repeat brake pulsation after an initial brake repair. *tt11/12/2002
02052200104/01/2002634845Service manual update regarding revised brake specifications. *tt10/09/2002
01052200101/01/2001618073Vehicles may experience clunk, rattle noise from the underbody or front suspension. *jb04/03/2001
12120012/12/2000617782Some customers may comment on a brake pedal rattle or clunk. *tt03/27/2001
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
02260302/26/200310001848Brake pad replacement. *tt *jb07/23/2003
01052300504/01/2001735034619371Information pertaining to proper installation of front brake pads with wear indicator. *tt05/24/2001

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
05/20/2011127000
 The components of the brakes were tore up again for a second time in 6 years. the mechanic said it was the same problem and it tore up everything. the rotors calipher and brake pads.
05/20/2011127000
 The components of the brakes were tore up again for a second time in 6 years. the mechanic said it was the same problem and it tore up everything. the rotors calipher and brake pads.
05/20/2011127000
 The components of the brakes were tore up again for a second time in 6 years. the mechanic said it was the same problem and it tore up everything. the rotors calipher and brake pads.
05/20/2011127000
 The components of the brakes were tore up again for a second time in 6 years. the mechanic said it was the same problem and it tore up everything. the rotors calipher and brake pads.
05/20/2011127000
 The components of the brakes were tore up again for a second time in 6 years. the mechanic said it was the same problem and it tore up everything. the rotors calipher and brake pads.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
06/01/20024000011/09/2000
 Hazard/signals work intermittently, intake manifold gasket devolped a leak resulting in antifreeze leaking into my engine oil which caused a $1000.00 repair, as well as both front bearings went resulting in a $1000.00 repair as well. this is on top of the 4 windows severly scratched and loose in their tracks, radio stopped working & brakes/rotors constantly need to be replaced due to warping. i found a few recalls on 2000 grand am's, but unfortunately they keep telling me that my vin# isn't one of the ones included in the recall???... i don't have the money to continue pouring into this lemon!
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04/10/2002403/14/2002
 2000 pontiac grandam se, purchased from passport nissan of alexandria 703-823-9000 contact person earl and jeff tanier
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
05/16/200250000011/19/1999
 Faulty power windows, clips that hold window in place broke and window fell when driving. window did not brake, but window will not go up or down. passenger window is also going to fall due to poor engineering
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
09/15/2004312/15/2000
 I am experiencing repeated problems with the brake rotors. when traveling at highway speeds (above 50 mph), if the brakes are applied, the car, including the tires and steering wheel, vibrates/shakes back and forth. sometimes it shakes so much that it feels like control of the car is compromised. several auto mechanics have told me that the problem is definitely that the brake rotors wear out. the brake rotors have already been replaced twice (the first time by a pontiac dealership), and now need to be replaced a third time, even though they were replaced less than a year ago.
09/22/20000009/22/2000
 On the day i bought the car i took my family out to dinner. we returned to the car after finishing our dinner and the car would not start. we tried for almost 1/2 hour then called for the road side assistance. they came and picked up the car and we went to the dealership. they told me it was a computer component and the car would be ready the following day. after arguing on how we would get home since the dealership was now closed as was the rental car place they finally agreed to let a porter take us home, the porter had a small car that would only hold 4 people and there were 6 of us. theis meant 2 trips and we lived nearly 30 minutes away. long story short a very dissapointing first day with my new vehicle. within a few months my drivers window would not work or worked when it felt like it. i took it in and they replaced the window regulator. problem solved, then a few months later the window would not work again with the regulator. it worked for almost 2 years then it started up once again and still being under warrenty (gmpp) they took the car in to look at. i left it for a day and returned to be told the window was fine and yes it was working. a few more months go by and the window is not working so i go in again and again it works for them not me. this goes on with me taking the car in and the button works when the tec looks at it then after i leave it does not. i was in town 05/03/2004 and the window went part way down and stuck, i quickly went to rally chevrolet, where all the repair services have been done, and showed them the window would not go up or down. i thought finally this will be taken care of but no i was told taht the warrenty was out and i was over mileage and the cost for the front and rear window would be nearly $1,000.00. i told the service manager that the problem existed before the warrenty ran out and i felt that they should honor that and not charge me.
10/11/20035000012/14/2000
 I have a 2000 grand am. my gas gauge does not work properly. now, car is stalling and mechanic says it is the fuel pump. right front window doesn't work. my fans do not work properly and my car overheats constantly. i had 3 sensors bad in my car and had them replaced. rotors, brake pads and bearings have been replaced constantly. *la
09/28/2003
 I have been hearing a rubbing noise from front end (left?) for 2 yrs. now. no -one can find out why.my low track light has been going on a lot lately too.in researching this on the web, i've found a lot of people with the same complaint. my question is,why hasn't something been done about it? it's obviously a manufacturers defect. thank you
02/20/2002303/01/2000
 While driving and attempting to step on brake pedal to stop or to reduce speed, vehicle will not stop. instead, will be involved in extended stopping distance. dealer had repaired brakes twice. dealer has also replaced the rotors twice, turned them once. the brake system has had to be fixed 3 times. *jg
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
06/20/20081
 File date 5/2/2000 mfr. involved general motors corp. nhtsa campaign # 00v116000 mfr. campaign # 00041 component affected suspension:rear # vehicles affected 23 defect vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the bolt that attaches the rear suspension trailing arm to the left rear knuckle may not have been tightened to specifications during assembly. consequence the bolt could back completely out of the joint affecting vehicle control. corrective action dealers will tighten this bolt. ------------------------------ i have to replace the rear wheel bearing on the left rear. i was told by the dealer, that this did not apply to my 2000 pontiac grand am se, . each bearing is $ 300- 400, but i have not had to replace in other bearings except the left rear. could the above recall affect that wheel bearing, and how much of a coincidence that it just so happens to be the left rear wheel bearing on my car, could there have been more of a widespread problem with the left rear suspension of this vehicle? also when breaking at high speeds the abs light came on, the new left rear brake shoe cracked in half as a result of the left rear wheel bearing having issues. *tr
08/13/200715000508/26/2000
 I purchased this car new (my first new car) in august 2000. after the first 15,000 miles and the next 15.000 miles the brakes were replaced under warranty. after each additional 15,000 +/- miles i paid for this service out of pocket. in addition, i started paying for wheel bearings and replaced them too many times to count. next the electrical system with the fan only working on speed 1 and 5. many dealer trips to have attempts to be fixed. problems grew to add issues with fuel pump. new fuel pump added after being stranded for a few hours on a busy highway. newest problem which we became aware of real early on was low coolant or a system which can not keep coolant in the car. the problem revisited us on xmas day as we were traveling to relatives and were stranded in upstate ny in typical climatic temperatures of less than 30 degrees f. have taken the car many times to dealers and local mechanics. problems are still adding up. included exhaust issues. carbon monoxide. what a disappointment for a first time car owner. but i have learned one lesson...will never buy gm again. never satisfied with dealer costs and fixes. after learning about all the other problems on this site that others have had very similar. i am glad that my newest car a honda sits next to the grand am. i see that gm is hurting financially and i think this speaks loudly for what consumers are feeling. i have taken care of my car and selected gm for my first car purchase, unfortunately gm has not taken care of me. i hope gm sees responses like this to help the american car companies understand that americans are not going to put up with the idea that cheap cars are made and sold to americans so that the company can sell cars cheaply and that the car's life will end the day after the last car payment thus leading the buyer to a new loan for a new car. this is a waste! *jb
08/22/200546000509/23/2002
 I purchased my 2000 pontiac grand am used. i've had it 3 years and have had break problems for at least 2 of the 3 years. my mechanic can not find any reason why i've had so many problems and when i spoke with pontiac headquarters they informed me that since i did not have a documented case through a car dealership there was nothing they could do. i informed them that my private mechanic kept detail records but pontiac informed me that even if i did use a dealership the problems i'm having are part of the normal wear and tear of a vehicle. my breaks have been grinding, squealing, thumping and now the whole front end is creaking. i've gone through several pairs of breaks front and back. i've gotten new rotors, have had the rotors cut. i've gotten new calipers but this still hasn't fixed my problem. at times i feel i am riding in an unsafe vehicle. my car has been looked at one month and less than 30 days later my brakes will be fully worn down. i just don't know how to have the problem corrected. on top of it all, the ignition has been changed, the drivers side seat springs are coming through the seat, the radios volume will go up and down for no reason, i've had to replace the whole turn signal / hazards signal part, the trunk leaks and of course none of it is under warranty. i still have a little over a year left to pay on the vehicle and pontiac could care less. *nm
01/01/1901150002
 2000 pontiac grand am had to have the hub and brake shoes replaced at 15000 miles.***no answer required***. *mr the consumer also had new calipers and hoses installed but the brake shoes still aren't releasing from the hub. *nm
07/03/20001
 Signals not working/ grinding noises heard at any speed and when turning corners. mr the brakes squeaked when they were applied, the left front strut was replaced, the steering assembly was replaced, the defroster was replaced. *jb
12/04/2004203/30/2002
 We have replaced the brake pads and front rotors twice on our 2000 pontiac grand am se (64,000 mi) twice. we were experiencing grinding and noise from the brake system. at times the brakes will stick or lock up for a brief second when applying the brakes. the 1st pad and rotor replacement only lasted a year before the problems began again. after researching on the web and talking with dealerships, i have found this to be a very common complaint among grand am owners. there is something causing these brakes to wear out so quickly. the repairs are costly and if a person can not afford to replace the brakes every year or so... they may just drive the car with the defects. faulty brakes can result in a crash.*ak
11/01/2004570001
 When applying the brakes loud grinding sound was produced.*ak
08/01/200426
 Problems with braking system on 2000 pontiac grand am. *mr the brakes squealed, the front end would shake, the passenger and driver side windows were broken, the regulators in the doors were busted, the volume on the radio control was improper, the steering hose broke, the brakes and rotors were replaced 12 times, the vehicle would shake when braking, the transmission slipped, the vehicle burned excessive oil, the passenger side strut was bad, the power steering leaked, the engine acted as if it was going to stall, the cigarette lighter was inoperative, and the rear compartment filled with water. *sc *jb
04/22/20041
 Heard loud noise coming from front part tires while driving. i knew it wasn't the brakes. took it to my regular mechanic and was told it was a bad wheel bearing. $400 later it was replaced. this is not my first problem with this car. 1st problem: blower motor went, 2nd: water pump went, 3rd: was told ignition column needs to be replaced, 4th: shoe over timing belt wore away because of water pump problem. there have been numerous other problems including replacement of the brakes. my car only has 53,000 miles on it and was bought brand new in june of 2000. for the money i have spent on it, i could've had a lexus! *jb
10/15/200332671
 Grinding noises coming from front end. took to dealer and was told it is a wheel on rim incompatibility. they will not change cause there is no recall on the parts. was told if i bought new tires and rims it would help. spent $1300 on tires and rims to still hear the noise. took it back for the dealer to say they cant help cause of the factory warranty being over and the company that help my extended warranty filed bankrupcy.
10/15/200346000
 Out of warranty. experiencing engine coolant leak at intake manifold. dealer wants to replace $100.00 gasket and also flush & refill coolant @ $130.00. $970.00 for labor seems excessive to me. appaently the engine has to be removed to perform this repair. pontiac advertized 100,000 mile coolant on window sticker!
04/15/200349000
 I bought this car used in the november 2001. with in 31 days the brakes started squealing took in for service was told that the brakes were shot and need replaced. this cost me $86. i went back on the dealer where purchased and he paid the other half. when i bought the car the windshield washer fluid tank had a hole in and had to be replaced this was covered under warranty and was in the shop at the same time with the brakes. they were to order the new tank when they had the car in for brakes and didn't i had to go back to get it installed. there was rear end noise that they told me was the control arm in the back, which the dealership told me that they would replace and it was covered under warranty. there was front end noise that they told me was the control arm on the drivers side and that there was a bushing that needed greased - that was covered under warranty. the molding on the side drivers doors was been put back on in october of 2001 before i purchased the car - the in september of 2002 it started coming off again - when i tried to get it in to be repaired at the dealership that did the work they couldn't get it in before the one year warranty expired - so i super glued it. in march 2003 the front end noises have come back so bad that it sounds like a old bed spring and no mechanic can seem to figure out where the noise is coming from or what is causing it. when my car was in the shop for this one of the censors in the front drivers side went bad and cost me $489. the brakes where also shot and need rotors turned because the dealership that put the brakes on back in 2001 put brake pads on warped rotors. when it rains and you are driving it sounds like the back passenger door is opened or the window is down. 6/30/03 the front end noise are still there - the passenger side reclining seat arm has broken off - the knob that turns the heat/air/defrost has broken off. i am the only person who drives this car. i still owe over 11,000.00 on this car.
11/15/200344000
 Blinkers & hazards do'nt work properly brakes always making noises and rubbing sounds
09/20/2003112/26/2001
 I had bought my used 2000 grand am in december of 2001. since then, i have had to buy front brakes and rotors twice. both times the mechanic informed me of the terrible condition they were in. i have also had problems with the car shutting down completely while driving. after talking to several mechanics, they all agreed that it was my fuel pump. they had also informed me that many other grand ams have had the same problems. is there a recall on this car for these particular problems? *la
08/01/20031
 While applying the brakes pedal goes all the way down to the floor. *ak
05/22/2003009/09/2000
 I was having many problems with brakes and air conditioner. hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!come on here what does it have to take. i was told my brakes are the way they are because of the driving conditions and because i live in an area where there are hills. i was ready to break the dealers knee caps. who does he think i am. stupid. the guy who put the brakes on my car told me they made them to small for these cars anyways. so who do i believe. something needs to be done gm is ripping people off left and right. it s not right. for example i have gotten new rotors and brake pads at least three times. got sent on my way once and got rotors turned once. what else does gm need. why are they stalling. got my air conditioner fixed on may 13, 2003 for like i don't know how many times now i have lost count. anyways it is now may 22,2003 and it doesn't work. now i need to go back to the dealer again. i think all the people who work at gm need to drive nothing but all of our cars that have these brake problems and see how they like it. paying thousands of dollars for a hunk of junk. beware don't buy this car again and someone get there finger out of there you know what. *nlm
04/26/200320207/28/2001
 I purchased my 2000 pontiac grand am used with 27000 miles on july of 2001. in october of 2001 i had my first brake job, february 2002, july 2002, march 2003 brakes checked on 2 other occasions for noise. car was serviced in march 2003 for brakes and alignment - 5 weeks later car caught fire driving in traffic. the smoke was coming from under the hood, the fire dept. and police were on the scene in less than 10 minutes - the car was totaled. cause is under investigation. *jb
03/31/200335000106/01/2000
 Since i purchased my 2000 grand am the front brakes have made noise. have received brake inspections and told all ok. i usually get free brake inspection when i get oil changed. now brakes sound bad. took to auto repair shop and was told that the calipers were locked up. brake pads are bad (worn on the inside only) on the right front wheel only. also the rotor on the right front needs replacement. i called the manufacturer. and was told that the caliper was still covered under my warranty. i was told to take it to the dealer. took it to my local clarksville in dealer and was told that the caliper was ok. the only problem was that my brakes were bad and i need new rotor. i took the auto on friday. and the repairman looked at it on monday. he advised me that he did not need to test drive it because the caliper was not locked up now. dealer refuse to fix brakes under warranty but would install new brakes and rotor at my cost. i told dealer to do nothing i will pick auto up. when i got to dealer they informed me that they installed new pads at no cost because auto was unsafe to drive. dealer refused to give me old pads. the repair shop i originally took it to ken towery told me that when the caliper locks up it can cause the pads and rotor to go bad. and since he saw that the inside of the pad on the right front was only worn on the inside indicated that this is more than likely what happened. *nlm
03/12/200313941107/31/2000
 I have tried repeatedly to work with general motors regarding repetitive brake and rotor issues on my 2000 pontiac grand am....according to my research, there have been numerous complaints bearing resemblance to my issues and gm claims there are no problems. *jb
03/07/20031
 When the brakes were applied, there was a loud noise coming from the rear wheel and the brakes did not hold. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
08/24/20041
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. vehicle continued to accelerate. consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle in a head on collision. driver was not injured. both frontal driver 's and passenger air bags did not deploy. the insurance company had the vehicle towed to the body shop. *ak
08/13/20042
 While driving check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. also, the trac system flashed on and off. vehicle shut down. but consumer was able to restart vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. dealer placed the vehicle on diagnostic machine and codes were found. mechanic replaced the o2 sensors. then, consumer informed the mechanic that the problem recurred, and had not been resolved. *ak
06/23/200430000304/15/2001
 While approaching incoming traffic, the consumer applied the brake and the brake pedal went to the floor, causing the vehicle to rear end another vehicle at 25-35 mph. upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. *ak the vehicle also surged forward. there was a defective part that was causing the brake pads to wear. *sc
02/01/200477000003/04/2001
 A warping of the front rotors may cause the brakes to vibrate during breaking and cause the abs system failure indicator to go on. *ak driver side door window: cable for the power window will bind up behind the pulley and make the window inoperational. in some cases the cable pulled off the pulley and caused the window to drop and smash into pieces.
10/16/200389000103/01/2001
 The brakes shuttered badly and the front rotors and pads were replaced. on 10/16/2003 while driving approximately 10 mph, brake pedal was depressed and the brakes shuttered. the anti-lock brake system locked, and caused the consumer's vehicle to hit another vehicle. *ak the other vehicle's driver was injured. *sc *jb
08/11/2003107/12/2000
 I have my pontiac grand am for 3 yrs now and in the 3 years i have put 8 sets of brake pads, 3 sets of rotors and now i have to replace the calipers. i had the car to two different pontiac dealers one was 6 months after i purchsed the car and they told me that the brakes are not a warrenty item and that i was to hard on the brakes. the other dealer told me that the front brakes are wearing because the back brakes are not adjusting right, so that dealer fix the back brakes at no charge to me. will here it is 2yrs and 6 months late i'm stilling having problems with my brakes. i feel i can not trust the pontiac dealers to fix my car. i feel that pontiac should fix this problem at no charge to me or recall this cars for braking problems. i can't keep replace my brake pads, rotors, and calipor on the car it is a very costly thing to do. i have called the pontiac customer service department and told them everything and they did nothing. i have resently emailed pontiac direct. i have not heard anything as of yet. if i don't hear from them then the next step is to my lawyer for a law suit. so with this i hope that pontiac does something before someone gets hurt or killed because of there faulty braking system. if it comes down to a law suit i hope that every one who own a 2000 grand am get either there money pay for the car or they get there brakes fix right.*ak
07/25/20032
 While traveling on the highway and without prior warning abs braking system light appeared on the dashboard. also, brake rotors were warped. *ak
04/17/200368001
 The cars anti-lock brake system went out without warning and the front brakes locked up. the car had sufficient brake pads and brake fluid. it was checked and there seemed to be nothing else to be wrong. *jb
07/05/2002
 While driving 25mph had extended stopping distance, and replaced rotors every 10,000 miles.*ak
210/01/2000
 When i first purchased my vehicle (new) i noticed a dry scraping noise coming from the brakes. dealer said it was from sitting on the lot and had collected dust. at approx 12000 miles my brakes started to creak when i would press on the brake pedal. dealer said there was a bulletin and fixed the problem. at 35,800 mi the brakes started making the noise again. i was away from home and not near a dealer. distance for stopping has also increased. have not notified dealer seeing as though my car is out of warranty. i should add that 20,000 are highway miles. i am at a loss as to what to do. *ak
06/25/2001207/01/2000
 Brakes failed on two separate occasions. the first failure occurred at apprx. 9,000 miles and the second occurred at approx. 25,000 miles. the dealer did a complete overhaul to the braking system at 10,000 miles however would not fix them free of charge on the second visit. the replacement parts were still under warranty but the dealer did not honor the warranty. being a loyal gm customer i expected a lot more from the dealer and gm, they should stand by their products, especially when they are substandard. there is no reasion that the brakes should have failed twice in less than 25,000 miles. i can't say anything positive about my experience with gm and bill rapp pontiac this time around and next time i'm in the market for a new car, gm will be off my wish list.*ak
04/01/2002
 Brakes were grabbing/vibrating, and grinding when applied. vehicle been to dealer on two separate occasions. after repairs were done, within two weeks or less, problem reoccured. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
02/20/2002303/01/2000
 While driving and attempting to step on brake pedal to stop or to reduce speed, vehicle will not stop. instead, will be involved in extended stopping distance. dealer had repaired brakes twice. dealer has also replaced the rotors twice, turned them once. the brake system has had to be fixed 3 times. *jg
01/24/2002105/01/2000
 I was driving on the freeway and my pontiac vehicle's abs brakes failed. there should have been sufficient time to stop. the brake went all the way to the floor and would not slow the car down at all. the car only had 15,000 miles on it and was recently checked out by the dealer. i almost crashed into the car in front of me because of congestion. luckily, there was a carpool lane open on the left driver's side. to avoid rear-ending the car in front of me i checked my side view mirror and saw a van approaching a little ways back. i quickly changed lanes and the van crashed into the rear end of my car. *ak
210/01/2000
 While driving, heard a loud noise which came from front end. took vehicle to dealer. *ak to correct the noise problem, the dealer installed new rotors and brakes in the front and back. the noise still continued and the dealer replaced the rack and pinion. next, the dealer replaced the front wheel bearings. the dealer also agreed to replace the tires with michelin brand. *yh
06/27/2000902/01/2000
 Engine is missing or coughing while stopped at red light,transmission & transaxle is slipping,car keeps pulling left to right & tires are wearing down on left side due to left front end has a major problem, both front rotors keeps wearing down,left front wheel area has a rubbing & grinding noise that can not be found, engine keeps over heating,brakes keeps pulling & pulsates when brakes are applied.
06/23/2000102/01/2000
 Abs lights and warning lights are coming on dashboard, and there is vibration coming from vehicle during normal operation. dealership has examined vehicle, and has replaced brake rotors and front wheel bearings. *akthe steering wheel shakes and the vehicle pulls to the right when brakes are applied. the vehicle fuel milage was poor about 17 mpg, also the speaker and alternator are noisy. *yh
09/01/200004/01/2000
 Front rotors replaced 3x and pads replaced 2x within 14 months of having vehicle and 11,276 miles. pontiac customer service contacted 2x with complaints filed. awaiting return call from supervisor at central florida location. dealer states that grand am's are being brought in for 2 major items: braking system and air conditioning. stated that problem with rotors wearing may be caused by city driving? rotors replaed on vehicle approx. every 3k to 5k miles. in the process of contacting bbs and attorney general as well as a certified letter to manufacturer is in progress regarding braking system problems and safety concerns. *ak
05/24/20015
 Rotors and pads had to be replaced five times already, and that happened every few miles. dealer had to lubricate pads to improve problem. *ak consumer states there have been no complete brake failure or an accident, but brakes are very noisy when braking.*jb
05/15/2000103/01/2000
 I have had 3 sets of brakes and rotors on this car in just over 1 year. i will contact my dealer tomorrow regarding the brakes. they need to be replaced again. i have 14340 miles on the car, the last set of brakes were put on at 11900.*ak
04/16/20016
 Vehicle accelerated, 6 times, applied brakes, but would not stop vehicle. consumer has to shut off ignition. took vehicle to dealer 6 times, replaced computer twice, could not remedy situation. *ak
02/20/2001407/01/2000
 The brakes, when wet, in the rain, will not stop the vehicle within a safe distance must lift butt off of the seat pushing on the brake to stop when wet, and even then antilocks wont come on, because there is not enough grip. this problem occurred when brand new, and cause me to hit a parking block after washing my car in the new 2001 year. i didn't not recognize the problem was that bad when wet untill rain of the new year pursued. the brakes had always been stiff (hard to use). while it has 28,000 miles on it now, the brakes when dry are a little better, pads are hardly worn at all, and when wet still will not stop the car..and even vibrates (not abs). *ak
02/20/2001407/01/2000
 The brakes, when wet, in the rain, will not stop the vehicle within a safe distance must lift butt off of the seat pushing on the brake to stop when wet, and even then antilocks wont come on, because there is not enough grip. this problem occurred when brand new, and cause me to hit a parking block after washing my car in the new 2001 year. i didn't not recognize the problem was that bad when wet untill rain of the new year pursued. the brakes had always been stiff (hard to use). while it has 28,000 miles on it now, the brakes when dry are a little better, pads are hardly worn at all, and when wet still will not stop the car..and even vibrates (not abs). *ak
03/29/2001109/01/2000
 Brakes -excessive vibration when brakes applied - dealer replace brake pads and rotors/ engine - rattles on start up for a few seconds. dealer flushed engine, said carbon deposits had built up.
10/01/2000
 There are repeated brake problems; rotors and pads have a lot of pulsation in them. vehicle has had three sets of rotors put on and two sets of pads installed. contacted dealer, and dealer has replaced rotors and pads. but problem still occurs. *ak
12/07/2000304/01/2000
 Brakes pulsate when slowing or stopping from a high rate of speed. rotors were turned at 7,000 miles and changed at another date. problem is occurring for the 3rd time now. dealership will not help me with the correction. i was told my warranty will only cover 1 rotor change, but the problem is still there and i believe pontiac should stand behind their product and correct the error.*ak
 While traveling and when depressing brake pedal vehicle pulsated. please provide further information. *ak
12/18/20004
 Brakes failed when applied, would overheat and caught fire. vehicle would stop. took to mechanic & brake pads & rotors replaced. lower control & caliper boots had burned. brakes have been replaced 3 times for same problem. no indication what was causing problem.1g2nw12e2ym804179. *ak
04/01/2000
 Brakes and rotors have been replaced 3 times within 17000 miles. i notice problem when i brake and the car shakes uncontrollably making it hard to steer.*ak
12/17/2000504/01/2000
 When applying my brakes to stop my car, the car began to shake and the car wouldn't stop. i was trying to stop, but i couldn't. i ended up hitting the car in front of me, and they hit the car in front of them as a result. the rotors were replaced under warranty once before for this same problem. four other people who have driven my car told me that they had problems with the brakes as well. i had made plans to drop the car off at the dealer to get the brakes looked at on monday, 12/18/2000, but the brakes failed on 12/17/2000, causing the accident.*ak
10/01/2000
 I have had the brakes replaced under warranty because of pulsation when braking at high speeds. that was corrected but still having brake problems. the car has an increased stopping distance and the pedal feels too low to the ground. i have to push the brakes all the way down in order to stop. i don't believe that in a real emergency that the car could stop in time to avoid impact. i'm calling the delearship tomorrow to have fixed but i don't believe it will be covered under warranty. *ak
111/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
04/15/1999
 At 3,000 miles excessive wear of brake rotors/ pads and hub. vehicle been in dealer's shop on five occasions. they turn rotors and rear drums twice, and replaced hub. problem still reoccurring. please feel free to provide any further details on this matter. *ak
10/22/2000305/01/2000
 I found the first problem of vibration around 3000k and there was no forseable problem. around 6000k the shuttering began and the dealer said they were to shave the rotors and pads. around 9000k another shutter and the service manager said they should have replaced it in the first place. it has happened again and i'm calling them tomorow to fix it again.*ak
05/24/2000
 Intermittently, upon starting vehicle abs warning light and brake light would come on and remain on. when applying brakes, brakes did not respond in a normal manner, and driver would have to press on the pedal extremely hard. vehicle was taken to dealership. dealer was not able to duplicate this problem right away. finally, control module was replaced which seemed to correct the problem. *ak
03/01/2000210/01/1999
 Every 3000 miles approximately i have had to have the brakes and rotors on the front end replaced due to them warping. the dealrship garage keeps assuring me they are putting on an improved design by gmac and that it won't happen again. but just today when applying the brakes the noise and shaking restarted. *ak
03/01/2000
 The abs light stay on and the brakes malfunctioned, resulting extended stopping distance which may cause a crash. please provide further information.*ak
06/23/20000
 Brake pedal is too low, and when brakes are applied, they will not work at all. also, extended stopping distance could happen.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
06/24/200328613409/30/2000
 Dt: the contact's vehicle suddenly accelerated. the vehicle has been taken to the dealership several times for diagnostic testing, no codes have been detected. the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. *ak the abs light had illuminated, the dealer found lack of volts for ebcm, the problem was traced to a faulty relay. the lower intake gasket had ruptured. the horn had stopped working due to a blown fuse. the left power window was slow to roll up. the rear defogger grid shorted out. updated 01/11/06. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
10/21/1999
 While driving when brakes are applied the brake pedal will pulsate and the steering wheel vibrates. the dealership cannot fix problem. please provide more details. ts
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 While driving applied on brakes and without warning brakes failed. dealer has replaced brake system 6 times without repairs.*ak
05/03/2000601/14/2000
 The front end brakes continually pulsate, consumer has been to the dealership numerous times for resurfacing and replacement, tsb#00-05-23-002 was issued regarding this problem with the brake system, however the problems continue. *mjs
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
05/25/200452000105/25/2004
 Brakes grinding. bought car used three weeks ago, noticed brakes grinding. took car back to dealer and they replaced the brakes and turned the rotors. brakes still grind and rotors form layer of rust while just washing the car!*ak
12/01/200245000201/15/2000
 I have 2 complaints. at around 48,000 miles i heard a grinding noise coming from the front end. had to brakes replaced and still grinds. it has been about 10,000 miles now and still grinds. brought back in to shop, they have no clue as to what is going on. also, front end started pulsating 8,000 miles ago. read some comments on the internet about this and seems there might be a problem with the braking system. brought car in and cannot figure out what is causing it.2nd complaint. about 6,000 miles ago car would start in the morning and thoughout the day would not start on the first crank. had to crank and give gas to get it started. cannot figure out what is wrong. had a diagnostic test done, no answers. *ak car has only 58,000 mile son it right now.
12/30/200002/01/2000
 I have had nothing but problems with my 2000 pontiac. the brakes have been replaced 3 times rotors have been replaced twice. my hub caps had to be replaced because they were all cracked. the buttons on my air conditioner/stereo control are stripped. screws fall out by the dash, the truck is uneven, when it is closed 1 side is higher than the other, there's a gap, my windshield wiper hose is busted it leaks. seat belt covers broke off. my side mirrors are disconnecting themselves. the dealer will not help me. everytime i've gone up there i left upset. they do not stand behind their product. i've even sent letters with no response. i have a junk car. it is not worth the price. i also took it to the dealer because there is a rattling under my hood like a mount is gone. i took it and they said they did not see anything. pontiac does not take the customers they have seriously. it is really sad. what am i to do as a consumer? who is willing to help? hopefully this will get their attention. dt
10/01/2001209/01/2000
 Brake pedal vibration and steering wheel shimmy at 17,000 miles. front rotors warped and dealer replaced rotors and brake pads. problem reoccured at 28,000 miles. dealer found nothing wrong. took car to dealer at 31,300 mi. for oil change and same braking problem. front rotors needed to be machined. did not solve the problem at high speeds. returned car to dealer one week later and they replaced the front rotors again but not the brake pads at no charge. the service rep. told me that pontiac has had this problem with the grand am for years and that it is a defect in the wheel design and rotor. i asked what would happen once the new car warranty expires and was told he didn't know. they have my service records on file and he hoped i wouldn't have to pay for future rotor replacements caused by defective design but couldn't say for sure. i purchased a new car specifically so i wouldn't have to deal with costly repairs for a number of years. dealer says rotors have been re-designed and should be better. so far that has not proved to be the case. this is a design flaw that i believe the manufacturer should correct and not make the purchaser liable for repair costs on a defective part after the warranty expires. dt
07/01/2000
 When to garage they said that the rotors are warped and brake shoes are warped. *ak
11/12/2000703/31/2000
 Brakes will not hold when being applied, and vehicle does not stop. consumer stated part was replaced 7 times. problem still reoccurring. *ak . vehicle also had a suspension problem, the battery was replaced, and consumer was complaing of poor acceleration, dealer replaced the pcv valve and filter.*yh
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 When brakes are applied vehicle will shake and brakes will make a loud noise. had parts replaced 7 times, but problem still occurring.*ak
04/01/2002
 Brakes were grabbing/vibrating, and grinding when applied. vehicle been to dealer on two separate occasions. after repairs were done, within two weeks or less, problem reoccured. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
04/25/2002
 From 8,000-19000 miles two sets of disc brakes were replaced. however, problem is reoccurring. dealer notified. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
04/23/2002107/01/2000
 Vehicle had only 23000 miles on it of which e16000 miles was highway. brakes wore out prematurely and dealer refuses to list this as a warranty item. nhtsa files show this to be an issue with othe grand ams of the same year. this should be a safety issue, re premature wear out, rotor damage, noisy front brakes, and vibration while stopping. dealer has informed me that this will happen again in about the same mileage period. *ak
105/01/2000
 I no longer own this car, but have heard from other grand am owners the same story. i feel that this is ridiculous and expensive if the car is not under warranty. i hope that something will be done about these incidents, so that future accidents can be avoided. luckily my grand am was leased. it went back after the lease was over. i felt that it was scary and dangerous that i had to replace the front brakes after 24000 miles on the car. the car was actually leased by my mother, but i drove the car and made the payments. the name on the lease would have been dorothy cool. i hope that these claims will be investigated for the safety and well being of other gm owners.*jb
06/25/20005
 Brake pads and front brake rotors were replaced five time every 3000-4000 miles due to excessive wear. dealer notified. feel free to provide any further infromation.*ak
08/28/2000605/02/2000
 While driving 35-40 mph applied brakes and there was no response, brakes were constantly skipping.*ak. consumer states while driving, left front wheel sounds loose and feel like it is going to fall off, and when pressing the brake pedal vehicle experiences a knocking, pulsation or grinding sound, dealer found front rotors warped and rear brakes not adjusted correctly. *yd
305/01/2000
 This is my 4th new car. i always lease so i turn in my cars at 45,000+ miles. to date i have never needed new pads let alone discs prior to 45,000 miles. to date i have had my brakes replaced 2x and am now in need of a 3rd set. two weeks ago i took my car in for soft pedal/long travel - dealer states no problem found. i am very concerned with regard to the safety of this vehicle. note: i am very pleased with my dealer. *ak
07/08/2001212/10/1999
 Terrible grinding sound while stopping and turning on in july. rotors and brakes were shot, replaced same things in august.*ak
203/01/2000
 Had rotors and brake pads replaced twice, and they need to be replaced again due to vibrating and shudder when brake is applied. dealer replaced both times, did not charge. service person said they were having problems with rotors on the malibu's ?*ak
05/05/2000112/01/1999
 Severe shaking of steering wheel when braking at any speeds over 25mph. *ak
09/01/200004/01/2000
 Front rotors replaced 3x and pads replaced 2x within 14 months of having vehicle and 11,276 miles. pontiac customer service contacted 2x with complaints filed. awaiting return call from supervisor at central florida location. dealer states that grand am's are being brought in for 2 major items: braking system and air conditioning. stated that problem with rotors wearing may be caused by city driving? rotors replaed on vehicle approx. every 3k to 5k miles. in the process of contacting bbs and attorney general as well as a certified letter to manufacturer is in progress regarding braking system problems and safety concerns. *ak
05/24/20015
 Rotors and pads had to be replaced five times already, and that happened every few miles. dealer had to lubricate pads to improve problem. *ak consumer states there have been no complete brake failure or an accident, but brakes are very noisy when braking.*jb
10/01/1999
 Pulsation in brakes @ 22000 mi. brown pontiac toledo ack. problem; refused to fix. *ak
04/24/2001209/01/1999
 Steering wheel shake occurs when brakes are slightly worn and brakes are hot/ 4-17-2001 at 12.45pm i called larry miller pontiac in boise for a-17-2001 at 12.45pm i called larry miller pontiac in boise for an appointment after identifying myself and my problem i was hung up on/ i called pontiac customer relations to report incident was given a case number c03861319 and advised to take car to another pontiac dealer for repairs/ 4-24-2001 car was repaired by larry miller pontiac in caldwell idaho/ so far the steering shake is gone/ on 4-25-2001 my wife returned to larry miller pontiac in boise idaho to obtain a copy of the warranty work done on the front brakes/ she was told that they had erased our service history and that we were not welcome again in their shop. *ak
04/24/2001209/01/1999
 Steering wheel shake occurs when brakes are slightly worn and brakes are hot/ 4-17-2001 at 12.45pm i called larry miller pontiac in boise for a-17-2001 at 12.45pm i called larry miller pontiac in boise for an appointment after identifying myself and my problem i was hung up on/ i called pontiac customer relations to report incident was given a case number c03861319 and advised to take car to another pontiac dealer for repairs/ 4-24-2001 car was repaired by larry miller pontiac in caldwell idaho/ so far the steering shake is gone/ on 4-25-2001 my wife returned to larry miller pontiac in boise idaho to obtain a copy of the warranty work done on the front brakes/ she was told that they had erased our service history and that we were not welcome again in their shop. *ak
03/29/2001109/01/2000
 Brakes -excessive vibration when brakes applied - dealer replace brake pads and rotors/ engine - rattles on start up for a few seconds. dealer flushed engine, said carbon deposits had built up.
10/01/2000
 There are repeated brake problems; rotors and pads have a lot of pulsation in them. vehicle has had three sets of rotors put on and two sets of pads installed. contacted dealer, and dealer has replaced rotors and pads. but problem still occurs. *ak
12/07/2000304/01/2000
 Brakes pulsate when slowing or stopping from a high rate of speed. rotors were turned at 7,000 miles and changed at another date. problem is occurring for the 3rd time now. dealership will not help me with the correction. i was told my warranty will only cover 1 rotor change, but the problem is still there and i believe pontiac should stand behind their product and correct the error.*ak
12/18/20004
 Brakes failed when applied, would overheat and caught fire. vehicle would stop. took to mechanic & brake pads & rotors replaced. lower control & caliper boots had burned. brakes have been replaced 3 times for same problem. no indication what was causing problem.1g2nw12e2ym804179. *ak
10/01/2000
 I have had the brakes replaced under warranty because of pulsation when braking at high speeds. that was corrected but still having brake problems. the car has an increased stopping distance and the pedal feels too low to the ground. i have to push the brakes all the way down in order to stop. i don't believe that in a real emergency that the car could stop in time to avoid impact. i'm calling the delearship tomorrow to have fixed but i don't believe it will be covered under warranty. *ak
111/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
04/15/1999
 At 3,000 miles excessive wear of brake rotors/ pads and hub. vehicle been in dealer's shop on five occasions. they turn rotors and rear drums twice, and replaced hub. problem still reoccurring. please feel free to provide any further details on this matter. *ak
08/03/2000208/01/2000
 Bought the car brand new,the car constantly shaked and vibrated when braking or at high speeds the rotors had to be turned they were warped,,and the motor is failing puffing blue smoke out and can smell it inside the vehicle. *ak
10/22/2000305/01/2000
 I found the first problem of vibration around 3000k and there was no forseable problem. around 6000k the shuttering began and the dealer said they were to shave the rotors and pads. around 9000k another shutter and the service manager said they should have replaced it in the first place. it has happened again and i'm calling them tomorow to fix it again.*ak
07/20/2000
 Brakes were not tightened enough during manufacturing. dealer said that rotors loosened during shipping which caused rotors to warp brakes pads to fail. dealer wasn't trying to remedy problem, and didn't offer a loaner vehicle.ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
06/20/20033
 Front brakes, rotors and calipers and pads had been changed in th in the last past 2 years; rotors. 3 times, pads 3 times, and one time the caliper. dealer not notified. *ak
12/01/20004
 Brake caliper bolts separated on front brakes. dealer has repaired vehicle four times for this problem. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
07/30/20041
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. consumer heard a loud squeaking noise coming from the driver's side tire. consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. *ak
04/08/200339000205/27/2000
 Recurring brake problems with rotors /pads and turn signal failures. *ak
06/20/20033
 Front brakes, rotors and calipers and pads had been changed in th in the last past 2 years; rotors. 3 times, pads 3 times, and one time the caliper. dealer not notified. *ak
02/06/20034620003/18/2000
 Front brake roters and pads had to be replaced last week for over $400.00 at a gm dealer. the vehicle is less than 3 years old and this is the 2nd time these had to be replaced. the dealer says this happens to all of the pontiac grand ams
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
11/07/200555000310/10/2002
 I have had constant electrical problems in my vehicle. it started with the turn signals working intermittently, then my power windows would work intermittently, then my sunroof would do so as well. i have had the switch replaced for my turn signals, and they have worked fine since. i had the motor replaced for my sunroof, and it has also worked fine. however, the power windows still work intermittently, and the motor has been replaced 3 times. gee, maybe it isn't the motor?!?!?! i have also had brake rotor wear problems, which almost caused an accident. dealer said rotors looked as if i had been storing my vehicle for years they were so rusted. i urge anyone considering the purchase of a pontiac to re-think their decision. *jb
07/30/20041
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. consumer heard a loud squeaking noise coming from the driver's side tire. consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. *ak
02/01/200477000003/04/2001
 A warping of the front rotors may cause the brakes to vibrate during breaking and cause the abs system failure indicator to go on. *ak driver side door window: cable for the power window will bind up behind the pulley and make the window inoperational. in some cases the cable pulled off the pulley and caused the window to drop and smash into pieces.
04/11/20041
 My 2000 grand am gt has had numerous brake/rotor problems. there is a loud grinding noide from the front, even with new pads and rotors. will never buy another pontiac again. *ak
02/26/2004840002
 While braking there would be extended stopping distance. dealership informed the consumer that problem pertained to the front disc rotors being warped. the problem was not resolved. *ak
08/15/2001110002
 Rotors warped after 11000 miles . took the car to the dealer . resurfaced rotors and replaced pads. got a lecture about my driving problems. noticed a problem at 20000 miles rotor vibration when braking. took it to an independent repair place at 240000 miles and had the rotor resurfaced again. car has 30000 miles on it now and has the same problem. *ak
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 Excessive brake rotors wear, vehicle was driven in a rural area, it did not experience inner city stop and go driving techniques. *ak
04/08/200339000205/27/2000
 Recurring brake problems with rotors /pads and turn signal failures. *ak
08/07/2003270652
 Front brake rotors on 2000 pontiac grand am defective. abnormal pitting (large cavities) and corrosion on inside surface of rotors. braking of vehicle difficult. *nlm
01/10/200215000107/17/2000
 I have had my front rotors replaced after only 9 months (completely rusted) and they still grind and rust from the warped hubs. a relative of mine who is a certified gm mechanic said both the grand am & alero both have the warping problem with the hub & rotors and gm is aware of it but will not issue a recall or notice of defect. without replacement excessive rusting will cause issues with your breaks and possibly complete damage to the hub.*ak
07/25/20032
 While traveling on the highway and without prior warning abs braking system light appeared on the dashboard. also, brake rotors were warped. *ak
07/08/200215000105/03/2000
 I own a 2000 pontiac grand am gt. at about 15,000 miles my blinkers starting either just comming on by theirself or would not work at all. i took it in to the dealer and they replaced the hazard switch. then, about 6 thousand miles later, my front end started shaking and making noise. i took it to the dealer and they said my brakes were down to the rotor and i would need new brakes and rotors. i asked if it would be covered under warranty, and they said the warranty only covered the brakes until 20,000 miles and it would cost me $500 to fix the problem. i took the car to my mechanic and had performace brakes and rotors put on my car for $375 (i had read a few reports of others having problems and having to go back to the dealer every 5-6 thousand miles and did not want to go through that, and concider myself luchy that they lasted as long as they did.). i have put another 15,000 miles on my performace brakes and rotors with no problems. my mechanic also saw that i had a plug in my right front tire. i have never had to take my car in for a flat since i have owned the vehicle, so my guess is that the dealer put the plug in the tire. i have been reading similar complaints from people that own 2001, 2002, and even 2003 grand ams. apparently they are using cheap parts on a performace car and are ignoring the problem and something need to be done, before someones brakes go out completely. there is also a problem with the passengers front seat not locking in place. if you do not push the seat back all the way fairly hard and check the seat lever to make sure that it came back up, the seat will slide all the way fwd during even light breaking. the seat has done this since i have owned the car. if they used better components on their car and would stop cutting corners they would not be having theses problems. *ak
06/20/20033
 Front brakes, rotors and calipers and pads had been changed in th in the last past 2 years; rotors. 3 times, pads 3 times, and one time the caliper. dealer not notified. *ak
02/04/20000
 I have noticed several people with the same problems i have with my car, brakes and rotors. is this car a joke. the dealers want to run when i come in, ive been there so much. nothing is ever fixed. my brakes are grinding now. pitiful. nice looking car buttttttt. i have had hell with this car from day one. i really would like this problem solved. 23.000. dollar car you think the parts on it were worth something. please fix!!!!! does there have to be an accident before this is taken care of? *ak
06/06/2000406/06/2000
 I have been to the dealer multiple times because of problems with the rotors. they rust very quickly. i park my car in the driveway at night and the next morning, the rotors can be covered in rust. this causes a large amount of noise when braking. the dealer has turned the rotors multiple times. they even replaced the rotors once. unfortunately, they replace the rotors with the same defective piece of equipment and they continue to rust. i have done plenty of research and there are numerous complaints from pontiac grand am owners, but gm claims that there is no problem. *nlm
06/19/20023657603/01/2000
 Pontiac has been contacted regarding this. the dealer which sold me the vehicle and my current dealer that is servicing the vehicle has replaced the brakes and rotors several times beyond a normal range of needing replacement. under warranty, however, pontiac refused to pay for this after the warranty expires, even though they are fully aware of a problem with the 2000 pontiac grand am braking system. their answer is, it is a design problem and have no fix for this! they refuse to reimburse any costs for this once the warranty expires, but advised me to hold onto my receipts in case pontiac decides to do thins in the future. the brake pads have been replaced, rotors have been resurfaced and replaced approximately every 3000-6000 miles, which is not normal! any help on this is greatly appreciated! ph **dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768319
02/06/2000110/24/2000
 My car has been in the shop repeatedly for the brakes grinding and shaking when i brake. the rotors have been replaced twice for rusting and warping and the brakes once, under warranty. i have had water leaks, my dash has been replaced for warping, 2 door panels have been replaced for warping. i have 2 more that need to be replaced, but the dealership says it's a common problem, but it's not covered under the extended warranty. i have lots of wind noise. a rotten egg smell in my car when driving it. i took my car to the dealer last week and they replaced a gasket/seal for a intake gasket leak. i went to pick up my car and it reeked of gasoline. they kept it another day and had to replace my fuel regulator. now i cannot keep my windows closed because there is a odor of gas in my car, which causes my eyes to burn and water and my throat to burn. my hazards/blinkers have gone out once already. two other times i had it in the shop for a clicking noise in my dash area and it was something with my hazards that had to be replaced. my passenger seat would not adjust, they say they fixed it? the transmission slips on occasion and that has been since i took possession of the lemon. my horn quit working and was finally fixed after repeatedly taking it into the dealer. it is hesitant to start at times and when it finally starts the front end shakes, like the motor mounts are bad. *jb
04/15/200325000210/01/2000
 I have a 2000 grand am and the rotors were replaced 10000 miles ago and now need to be replaced again. i have seen all the complaints and i am not the only grand am owner with this issue. the dealer said it was not under warranty before and not under warranty now, so i had to pay. i can not afford to replace the rotors every 10000 miles. i believe this is a defect in the design of these rotors. never had any other car do this. dealer said my problem. will never buy another pontiac. *jb
03/26/200328515306/13/2000
 Pontiac grand am year 2000 was brought to dealer for grinding and front end vibration at 9000 miles ,21000 and recently at 28515 the first time rotors and brakes replaced at no charge ,the second time resurfaced rotors and brakes were also no charge, still under warranty the brakes are know considered a wear item and i was charged $321. for brakes which are obviously defective along with rotors that warp. *jb
10/31/200210/26/1999
 My 2000 pontiac grand am has had the front rotors & pads replaced approximately 6 times - there's no point of keeping track anymore. i have argued with 2 dealers on many occasions that cars just don't shake like that from the brakes every 10,000 miles. they told me it was driver error and they had not heard of any complaints before. they put these new shim kits on my front rotors so that they don't wear down -didn't help. trust me - lemon law doesn't help. my husband eventually went to advanced auto and bought rotors & pads for $80.00 and i haven't had a problem since. it's a shame my husband had to put crappy brakes on the car for it to stop shaking constantly. keep that in mind before you go to the dealer.
02/06/20034620003/18/2000
 Front brake roters and pads had to be replaced last week for over $400.00 at a gm dealer. the vehicle is less than 3 years old and this is the 2nd time these had to be replaced. the dealer says this happens to all of the pontiac grand ams
08/24/2001
 Rotors have been replaced once, and then resurfaced several times, but nothing has worked. contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. *ak
07/05/2002
 While driving 25mph had extended stopping distance, and replaced rotors every 10,000 miles.*ak
08/01/2000
 Engine seals leak and dealer will not fix. gmc considers it seepage and won't do a dam thing. i still have front end vibrating problems caused by rotors. they have already been replaced before. presently trying to figure out the shacking in the front end.*ak
04/02/200208/01/2000
 When putting on brakes above 20 mph car shakes with brakes applied. talked to dealer and was told it is common problem and rotors are warping and asked to dealer to check and told there would be a charge and not covered under warrenty. *ak
08/01/2000
 Front rotors were turned, then replaced due to vibration and shaking of steering wheel when braking. at this time vehicle is at dealership for vibration when braking.*ak
10/28/2000
 When braking there is vibration in vehicle. dealer replaced front rotors twice, and rear rotors three times due to warping. *ak
12/15/2000
 Steering wheel vibrates at any speed, and it is not possible to balance wheels. dealer replaced front rotors. this did not remedy problem. after 2 more trips to dealer, consumer was told problem was tires shifting on rims. pontiac knew this, but had no remedy.*ak
06/27/2000902/01/2000
 Engine is missing or coughing while stopped at red light,transmission & transaxle is slipping,car keeps pulling left to right & tires are wearing down on left side due to left front end has a major problem, both front rotors keeps wearing down,left front wheel area has a rubbing & grinding noise that can not be found, engine keeps over heating,brakes keeps pulling & pulsates when brakes are applied.
10/23/2001
 Consumer had gotten tires rotated and noticed rotors were pitted and rusted. was not getting enough braking. have brakes, but they are worn down. contacted dealer, and dealer was aware of the problem, and will replace defective rotors.*ak
309/01/1999
 From stopping front rotors overheat and warp, causing a vibration when you apply you brakes, dealer replaced rotors twice, 3rd time they said no even though car was still under warranty/ power window cable bound up in gear in motor box, causing the guides for window to break and piece attached to window to break, called dealer they said we would have to buy a $ 500.00 window just to get the piece that attaches to the window and complete window cable assemble.
04/01/20015
 Vehicle has been taken to dealer five times for rotor problems. there, consumer has heard grinding noise and pulsation when applying brakes. has contacted dealer.*ak
06/23/2000102/01/2000
 Abs lights and warning lights are coming on dashboard, and there is vibration coming from vehicle during normal operation. dealership has examined vehicle, and has replaced brake rotors and front wheel bearings. *akthe steering wheel shakes and the vehicle pulls to the right when brakes are applied. the vehicle fuel milage was poor about 17 mpg, also the speaker and alternator are noisy. *yh
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 Consumer states his daughter's front rotors had to be turned down at eight thousand miles, which was no charge, but when she had to go back at twenty four thousand miles, there was a charge of four hundred dollars, consumer states rotors were making a noise in the inside, consumer's wife also owns the same vehicle but not enough information was given.*jb
04/01/2000202/01/2000
 Car vibrates when slowing down to stop. rotors have been replaced once, but should have been done several times. trunk has opened twice for no reason. fortunately nothing has been stolen out of it, but who knows when it will happen again.*ak
01/01/2001
 When braking vehicle was vibrating. dealer replaced warped rotors. at this time, rotors warped again. will be replaced by dealer.*ak
05/15/2000103/01/2000
 I have had 3 sets of brakes and rotors on this car in just over 1 year. i will contact my dealer tomorrow regarding the brakes. they need to be replaced again. i have 14340 miles on the car, the last set of brakes were put on at 11900.*ak
01/01/2000402/01/1999
 I had the original rotors resurfaced b/c of vibration. the dealer finally replaced them, and now i've had those resurfaced 2 more times. there is definately a problem when you've had a new veh in the shop 4 times for the same complaint!!!! *ak
04/01/2000
 Brakes and rotors have been replaced 3 times within 17000 miles. i notice problem when i brake and the car shakes uncontrollably making it hard to steer.*ak
12/17/2000504/01/2000
 When applying my brakes to stop my car, the car began to shake and the car wouldn't stop. i was trying to stop, but i couldn't. i ended up hitting the car in front of me, and they hit the car in front of them as a result. the rotors were replaced under warranty once before for this same problem. four other people who have driven my car told me that they had problems with the brakes as well. i had made plans to drop the car off at the dealer to get the brakes looked at on monday, 12/18/2000, but the brakes failed on 12/17/2000, causing the accident.*ak
03/09/2000301/28/2000
 Front brake rotors failed on several occasions causing hard vibration when braking. nlm
03/01/2000210/01/1999
 Every 3000 miles approximately i have had to have the brakes and rotors on the front end replaced due to them warping. the dealrship garage keeps assuring me they are putting on an improved design by gmac and that it won't happen again. but just today when applying the brakes the noise and shaking restarted. *ak
02/01/2000111/01/1999
 Brake rotors warped, and dealersip said they were not in warranty. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
07/01/20012
 I have changed my vehicles brakes 2 times since i bought it with 27000 miles on it. i've met other people with the same problem. the brakes grind with any kind of stop. dt
08/28/2000605/02/2000
 While driving 35-40 mph applied brakes and there was no response, brakes were constantly skipping.*ak. consumer states while driving, left front wheel sounds loose and feel like it is going to fall off, and when pressing the brake pedal vehicle experiences a knocking, pulsation or grinding sound, dealer found front rotors warped and rear brakes not adjusted correctly. *yd
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - PEDALS AND LINKAGES
06/23/20000
 Brake pedal is too low, and when brakes are applied, they will not work at all. also, extended stopping distance could happen.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - SWITCHES - BRAKE WARNING
06/23/2000102/01/2000
 Abs lights and warning lights are coming on dashboard, and there is vibration coming from vehicle during normal operation. dealership has examined vehicle, and has replaced brake rotors and front wheel bearings. *akthe steering wheel shakes and the vehicle pulls to the right when brakes are applied. the vehicle fuel milage was poor about 17 mpg, also the speaker and alternator are noisy. *yh
05/24/2000
 Intermittently, upon starting vehicle abs warning light and brake light would come on and remain on. when applying brakes, brakes did not respond in a normal manner, and driver would have to press on the pedal extremely hard. vehicle was taken to dealership. dealer was not able to duplicate this problem right away. finally, control module was replaced which seemed to correct the problem. *ak