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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Park Avenue brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 082003

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Loose bolt stuck in transmission. Nar 07/09/2003 the consumers vehicle would not go into reverse, because the bolts backed out, which caused the gasket to leak in the transmission. The consumer had to pay approx $1400. In repairs and feels that these damages were caused by the dealership and that she should be reimbursed for defective parts placed on a brand new vehicle. The rotors also had to be replaced.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 312001

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Have had rotors resurfaced 3X and replaced 2X. 1st time was at 5877 mi last one 27626.

- Franklin, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 022001

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Severe vibration when braking. Vibrations felt in steering and passenger seating. This 3 year old vehicle has only 25,000 miles. The brake rotors should not be defective at such a low mileage.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282000

Park Avenue

  • miles
The front disc pads, rear brake rotors and rear calipers had to be replaced on a two-year-old car with only 38,500 miles on it. Before the brakes were fixed, the car would shake so badly it felt like it was going to fall apart.

- Taunton, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 261999

Park Avenue

  • miles
Brakes pulsated when braking, steering wheel shakes and brake pedal vibrated violently due to front brake rotors were out of spec.

- Unknown, UN, USA

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