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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 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.

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 192004

Bravada 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


While driving, the steering wheel started rocking back and forth without warning. The driver applied the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. The driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and skidded into a concrete barrier head on. Both frontal air bags did not deploy. The driver and passenger sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance company. Please fill in additional information. Vehicle did not skid but was taken quickly and sharply to the left into the median and impacted a curb like barrier damaging vehicle. However vehicle was not totaled. Thought to have experienced a blow out but not confirmed. Problems with steering was also evident.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #1

May 132002

Bravada 4WD

  • miles
05/13/02, 6,000miles, going 65mph on interstate message center displayed 'service brakes now', engine shutdown immediately, coasted to side of highway.tried restarting, wouldn't turn over, all power gone.called onstar#1025168 for tow.restarted.5 hour later as tow arrived.ABS light remained on, car was replaced right rear ABS wheel sensor.service mgr indicated engine is designed to shutdown immediately when this fault appears.on 07/05/02, 8,175miles, while driving, 'low oil pressure' displayed on message center, engine immediately shut down, oil pressure went to 0, coasted to stop, tried to restart and oil pressure gauge remained at zero.called onstar. Onstar could not diagnose as car would not start needs to be running to diagnose.#10399689. Tried starting.5 hour later, oil pressure registered as key turned on, oil pressure guage fine, canceled tow, no loss of oil. Dealer could not duplicate.both incidents are related as the enigine shuts down immediately when these faults appear and car loses power.

- Hudson, WI, USA

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