won't start with key(not always) everything else works/starts with remote

Asked by Dec 27, 2015 at 09:33 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Key will start car sometimes, other times it will not.  There is no sound at all but lights, heater, etc. still work.  Car will start with remote starter most of the time.

3 Answers

73,705

This sounds like an ignition switch that may be the problem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,195

Does your key have a resistor chip in the blade (black plastic insert with a metal strip on both sides)? It will prevent the car from starting if not making contact in the ignition switch. Try a spare key and see if it works better.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Yes & I already tried that.

Your Answer

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,746 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    4,390
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,990
  • #3
    munron
    Reputation
    2,400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
508 Great Deals out of 33,699 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Bonneville
512 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
15 Great Deals out of 1,313 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,047 listings starting at $1,899
Used Ford Mustang
693 Great Deals out of 38,302 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
399 Great Deals out of 30,568 listings starting at $3,550
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,083 Great Deals out of 71,645 listings starting at $1,896
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 783 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,059 Great Deals out of 60,931 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 419 listings starting at $1,991
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 383 listings starting at $1,675
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 470 listings starting at $3,995
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
352 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.