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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
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0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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.

2001 Oldsmobile Alero brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Braking is not working properly, pads and calipers will easily wear down and there is a grinding nosie at low speeds, consumer has replaced the parts several times. Contacted dealer and they were not willing to do anything.. also the driver side window chatters, there was a noise in the left front wheel bearing.

- Wiser, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 302002

(reported on)


  • miles
I have heard through news 8 in grand rapids that Alero's and Grand Am's have a problem with their braking system. I have pulsuing breaks at higher speeds, and they never go away. I have a friend with a new 2001 Grand Am that had the same problem and they.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated the ABS rotors were making a grinding noise although rotors and the pads were still new, dealer replaced rotors and pads, but vehicle was still making the grinding noise. Also the alternator went out, wheels and tires were replaced due to the air pressure light illuminating, a front wheel alignment was performed, battery light and ABS light was coming on.

- Alexander City, AL, USA

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