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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,928 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.

2001 Oldsmobile Bravada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042010

Bravada 6-cyl

  • 87,855 miles


My 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada had a spontaneous brake failure. The left rear brake line was found to be extremely corroded. The brake fluid escaped and the brakes failed without warning. Fortunately, I had stopped at a store on my way to work, upon leaving, I started the engine, pressed on the brake to shift into reverse to back out of the parking space, and the pedal collapsed to the floor. Upon examination, there was brake fluid all over the ground and dripping from the suspension. The towing charge was $55 and the repair to replace the corroded brake line was approximately $200 I have in my possession the section of corroded brake line. I hope that someone takes my frightening experience seriously. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102003


  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the pedal went to the floor, which resulted in extended stooping. The dealer inspected the vehicle, however the problem could not be duplicated.

- Littleton, CO, USA

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