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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,498 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.

2003 Oldsmobile Bravada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Bravada Owner Comments

problem #1

May 202010


  • 39,498 miles


This vehicle has been driven less than 40,000 miles. It has been driven only on highways and city roads. It is kept in a garage where my other vehicle and previously own automobiles are kept. While it was being serviced, it was discovered that the inboard sides of the brake rotors were severely rusted to the extent that the adjacent brake pads were effectively destroyed. It was apparent that the condition would soon cause a major brake failure. Consequently all four rotors and brake pads were replaced. The mechanic at the dealership indicated that around the time the vehicle was built the steel used in the rotors was changed. None of my other vehicles, all older, Ford and GM models, all kept in the same garage, one with 105,000 miles, has shown this type of condition. I consider this premature rust build-up a serious safety hazard.

- Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

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