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NHTSA — Suspension: Rear Problems

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,800 miles

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada suspension problems

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2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 182009

Bravada

  • 123,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Airbag suspension releases air unevenly as you are driving, causing the vehicle to swerve back and forth, feeling like it is going to flip. The airbags should not release air at all while you are driving. My vehicle is unsafe to drive over 30 mph. And sometimes upon starting the vehicle, they won't air up at all, sometimes for days at a time, or one side airs up and the other doesn't.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 012009

Bravada

  • 80,000 miles
Electronically controlled air suspension does not work. The ride is rough and bouncy. There is no suspension on the back end as a result which could cause a severe accident on the highway.

- Duluth, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 112002

Bravada 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
On 12/11/02, I was driving my 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada in rush hour traffic and was traveling in the passing lane going at a speed of 70 mph when my speedometer dropped to 30 mph and my brake pedal was to the floor of the vehicle. Unable to accelerate. The dashboard displayed : service brake system and contact onstar displayed also. I, somehow, merged to the right lane of the expressway and at this time, my brakes were still to the floor and the speedometer was continuing to decline. Steering was difficult. I was able to get off the road, but the car stopped itself without me applying brakes. I put my car in park and the car at this time was stalled. I tried to restart the vehicle but was unable due to the car being "dead". I contacted the GM roadside assistance toll-free # to notify them of my problem and they supplied me with a # to refer to in case a tow vehicle did not arrive. Approximately, 30 minutes later a tow truck arrived and my vehicle was towed to yark Oldsmobile. I spoke with the service manager- anthony and he documented my concerns and told me that my car would be serviced and they would let me know what the issue was. I also told him the other problems with this vehicle included: Rear suspension defect 7/2001, loss of brakes in 8/2001, car failing to start and needing towed or jumped 3 times since 8/2001. On 12/12, the service dept contacted me and told me that there were several fault codes...one being a faulty speed sensor. They pulled several codes: C0236-circuit failure vss and C0237- a communication error. I told service that I also had several issues with the electrical system and jim stated they would look inot it but it is hard to find an electrical problem because it is such a big system. I was instructed that my car was able to be picked up on 12/13/02. I did so at that time, but I am not satisfied and do not feel safe in my vehicle. Yark is aware of above.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 172001

Bravada

  • miles
On June 9, 2001 I bought/leased a new 2002 Bravada. Since this time I have had my vehicle in the shop for service. The first time was on June 17 (just 8 days after I bought my new vehicle). The car had just 200 miles on it. I went out to my vehicle and the rear of my vehicle was sitting about 4 inches from the ground. When attempting to drive the vehicle, the vehicle was bouncing and the rear passengers were sitting totally reclined. When I took the car into the service center, I was told that this was a defective rear suspension and they would have my car for 3 weeks. After multiple trips to the service center and the dealer I was told that GM shipped the part needed overnight since I was so upset (the salesman that sold me the car told me this). Needless to say, I received another call from the service department who told me that (after 3 days ) my car was ready "we robbed a part from another 2002 Bravada on the lot". I then on 7/31/01, parked my car on my driveway (incline) and then placed my emergency brake on. A few hours later I came out, started my car, took the emergency brake off, put my foot on the brake and put the vehicle into drive. At that time I went to put my foot on the gas and my car rolled backwards out of my driveway, into the street and into my neighbor's driveway. I put my foot on the brake but did not stop, I had to pull the emergency brake. I once again tried to put the car into drive and apply my brakes, but was unable to. I used my emergency brake once again. I took the car into the service department and they have had my vehicle since Friday, 8/3/01. They state that it is no longer doing this, however they are awaiting a call back from GM to see if there has been any other reports of this problem with the 2002 Bravada. I have a major concern that in only less than 8 weeks that I have had this new car, I have had 2 safety issues with it. Thanks!

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 172001

Bravada

  • miles
On June 9, 2001 I bought/leased a new 2002 Bravada. Since this time I have had my vehicle in the shop for service. The first time was on June 17 (just 8 days after I bought my new vehicle). The car had just 200 miles on it. I went out to my vehicle and the rear of my vehicle was sitting about 4 inches from the ground. When attempting to drive the vehicle, the vehicle was bouncing and the rear passengers were sitting totally reclined. When I took the car into the service center, I was told that this was a defective rear suspension and they would have my car for 3 weeks. After multiple trips to the service center and the dealer I was told that GM shipped the part needed overnight since I was so upset (the salesman that sold me the car told me this). Needless to say, I received another call from the service department who told me that (after 3 days ) my car was ready "we robbed a part from another 2002 Bravada on the lot". I then on 7/31/01, parked my car on my driveway (incline) and then placed my emergency brake on. A few hours later I came out, started my car, took the emergency brake off, put my foot on the brake and put the vehicle into drive. At that time I went to put my foot on the gas and my car rolled backwards out of my driveway, into the street and into my neighbor's driveway. I put my foot on the brake but did not stop, I had to pull the emergency brake. I once again tried to put the car into drive and apply my brakes, but was unable to. I used my emergency brake once again. I took the car into the service department and they have had my vehicle since Friday, 8/3/01. They state that it is no longer doing this, however they are awaiting a call back from GM to see if there has been any other reports of this problem with the 2002 Bravada. I have a major concern that in only less than 8 weeks that I have had this new car, I have had 2 safety issues with it. Thanks!

- Sylvania, OH, USA

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