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


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

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1998 Buick Regal brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 252000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When applying brakes, brake caliper fell off, jamming front wheel causing it to freeze, resulting in loss of control. The vehicle would drive in reverse but the right front wheel stayed locked. The cause was found to be two bolts that hold the caliper sheared off. The caliper, after coming off, jammed the front wheel movement to halt. The vehicle shaked when backing and turning due to power steering gear failure. The brakes pulsate when applied due to excess runout of brake rotors.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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