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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

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

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 062002

(reported on)

Cutlass

  • miles

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

Anti lock brake light comes on intermittently. Owner must pull over, shut vehicle completely off, and restart to get it to go off.

- Bentn Harbor, MI, USA

problem #12

Apr 012002

Cutlass

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS light comes on intermittently. Brake pedal feels normal when braking, and braking distance is normal. Dealer stated module needed to be replaced.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 042001

Cutlass

  • miles
While driving, ABS light will illuminate on dashboard. Dealer has been notified about light; however, has replaced brake sensor and the problem is still occurring. Consumer states that gas fumes and smoke fumes were being emitted from engine.

- Thibodaux, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 052001

Cutlass

  • miles

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

Engine(ignition) quits while car is being driven. All power systems are lost, making steering and braking difficult. Engine restarts when key is turned off and then turned on to restart. This is an electrical or computer problem that seems to be reset when the ignition switch is turned off and then on again. Could be a very dangerous situation.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 091999

Cutlass

  • miles
Due to defective brake rotors which had to be replaced 6 times, every 21,000 miles. Brakes operated poorly, causing extended stopping distance, and may result in a crash.

- Slippery Rock, PA, USA

problem #8

Sep 042000

Cutlass

  • miles
A/C turned off on its own. Consumer has come close to having an accident, trying to push buttons to turn it back on. Consumer felt this was unsafe. Consumer noticed steam, pulled over, and it was gushing coolant out. Took to dealer, and they said water pump went out, and thermostat failed. Consumer felt lucky this didn't cause a fire. Also, ABS flashed on and off sometimes.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #7

Oct 232000

Cutlass

  • miles

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

ABS brake warning light comes on periodically. Dealer said it was fixed 5 times. When do I have ABS brakes & when do I have regular brakes. How do I proceed in emergency stop?

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 011999

Cutlass

  • miles
Anti-lock brakes intermittently fail. Dealer can not determine problem.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 151999

Cutlass

  • miles
Ongoing problem with excessive wear of pads and rotors as of 8,000 miles. Dealer replaced front pads, and turned the rotors. As of 15,10O miles replaced both front rotors. At 23,300 miles, turned front rotors and replaced front pads; at 34,300 miles replaced front pads and turned rotors, and as of 39,000 miles, problem has reoccurred. Dealer notified.

- Mccaller, AL, USA

problem #4

Jul 011998

Cutlass

  • miles
Extreme pulsation when braking - steering wheel and brake pedal are difficult to control. The dealer has tried replacing the brake pads, turning the rotors, and replacing the rotors and nothing has worked. After each of the 5 times we have this car serviced, the pulsation returns after 3,000 to 4,000 miles. We are entering arbitration proceedings with Oldsmobile to demand a buy-back.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #3

Feb 292000

(reported on)

Cutlass

  • miles

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

I had to fix my brakes 3 times under warranty and once while not under. Also, replaced brake calipers. Not one time did the dealers check this without pay.

- Mansfield, LA, USA

problem #2

May 081998

Cutlass

  • miles
The problem still exists after changing brakes and rotors 3 times.

- Windsor, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 241998

Cutlass

  • miles
When brakes are applied, would be hesitating before grabbing. Had rotors replaced once & then turned 3 times. Rotors go bad & no control. Mechanic can not locate problem.

- Ocenia, WV, USA

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