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Pontiac Grand Am

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A car produced by Pontiac from 1973-1975, 1978-1980, and 1984-2005. It has been available in sedan and coupe versions, and was replaced by the G6.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Value Car Book 2000 (by Jack Gillis) Best Bet in the Compact category.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Pontiac Grand Am page on 21 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Pontiac Grand Am is a mid-size car and later a compact car that was produced by Pontiac. The history of Grand Am starts with Pontiac executives noting incursion into the US market by Mercedes and BMW. Notably, the American sports car was usually without luxury features and the luxury car without sport features. Foreign makes mixed these features. Pontiac hybridized the Trans Am with the Grand Prix to create the Grand Am. Built on the A-body platform, the intended GTO body was re-badged and fitted with the Grand Prix interior. As the 1973 was produced, OPEC levied an oil embargo to the USA. This resulted in a dichotomy of buyers: total luxury or total economy. Since Grand Am was a “in-betweener “, it’s sales died and it was discontinued in 1975. The Grand Am had two separate three-year runs in the 1970s: from 1973 to 1975, and again from 1978 to 1980. It was based on the GM A platform. Production of the Grand Am was canceled in 1980 when it was replaced by the Pontiac 6000. The Grand Am was reintroduced in 1985 when it replaced the Pontiac Phoenix. It became Pontiac's best selling car and was later replaced by the Pontiac G6, so named as it was intended to be the 6th generation of the Grand Am.

All 1973-1975 Grand Ams were built in Pontiac, Michigan at Pontiac's main assembly plant. The 1978-1980 Grand Ams were built in Pontiac, Michigan at Pontiac's main assembly plant and in Atlanta, Georgia at GMAD Lakewood. All Grand Ams between 1985 and 2005 were built in Lansing, Michigan at the Lansing Car Assembly.


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TypeTitle
1992 BookChilton's Repair Manual: Calais/Grand Am/Skylark/Somerset 1985-1992; Chilton Book Company
1999 BookService Manual 1999 N-Platform Grand Am/Alero; General Motors Corporation
1998 Book1998 Service Manual: Grand Am, Achieva, Skylark Volume 2 of 3; General Motors Corporation
2000 BookGeneral Motors Buick Skylark, Buick Somerset, Oldsmobile Achieva, Oldsmobile Calais, Pontiac Grand Am Haynes Repair Manual by Richard Lindwall & John H. Haynes; Haynes Publishing Group


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1973 Pontiac Grand Am 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am Dashboard 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am Dashboard 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am 6.5 Litre Emblem 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am Emblem 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am Emblem 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am 1973
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1973 Pontiac Grand Am Wheel 1973
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Emblem 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Engine 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Emblem 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Wheel 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Dashboard 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am Interior 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am 1979
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1979 Pontiac Grand Am 1979
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Am 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Am 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Am 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Am 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - Pontiac Grand Am 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1985 Pontiac Catalog - 1985 Facts & Figures 1985 Pontiac Catalog
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1991 Pontiac Grand Am 1991
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1991 Pontiac Grand Am 1991
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT 1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT aka "Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ"
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Ram Air 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Interior 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Interior 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Tachometer 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Speedometer 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Ram Air Engine 2003 GT Ram Air
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2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT Ram Air Engine 2003 GT Ram Air
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Pontiac Grand Am with Pink Racing Stripes Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
9 November 1972NHTSA Recall 72V275000
1973 Buick Century, 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1973 GMC Sprint, 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1973 Pontiac Grand Am, 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1973 Pontiac Le Mans
Steering:Linkages
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 February 1975NHTSA Recall 75V032000
1975 Buick Century, 1975 Buick Regal, 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1975 Chevrolet El Camino, 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1975 GMC Sprint, 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1975 Pontiac Grand Am, 1975 Pontiac Le Mans
Power Train:Axle Assembly:Axle Shaft
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
September 2006On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1989 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,569KB - 24 pages
February 2003General Dynamics On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 277KB - 15 pages
classified date 1995Remote Air Bag Report
1995 Pontiac Gram Am GT, 4-door notchback sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.7MB - 154 pages
May 2010On-Site Child Restraint System Investigation
Vehicle - 1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,503KB - 16 pages
November 2008Remote Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Falling Vehicle Investigation
1996 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,539KB - 18 pages
September 1997Calspan Remote Depowered Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Subject Vehicle - 1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 50KB - 9 pages
December 1997Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 818KB - 15 pages
December 1997Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 681KB - 13 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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classified date 1999Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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August 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1999 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
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January 1999On-Site Air Bag Investigation
Vehicle - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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March 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1999 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
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August 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1999 Pontiac Grand Am
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
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classified date 2000Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
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October 2007On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 7.5MB - 104 pages
classified date 1998Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Pontiac Grand AM GT, 2-door coupe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.6MB - 89 pages
March 2006On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
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classified date 2004Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
14 September 2007Absolute Car Maintenance Convenience with Quality Pontiac Grand Am PartsAnthony Fontanelle


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