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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue (Page 2 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,886 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jun 121998

Intrigue

  • miles

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

There has been about 10 attempts to have steering problem corrected pump & rack has been replaced and still have a problem rear brakes warped dealer refused to fix would do only front defective pitted rotors under warr.problems reported when first purch.car steering is a danger wanted to return car too many repairs and not fixed

- South Euclid, OH, USA

problem #14

Jan 212000

Intrigue

  • miles
Engine check light/anti- brake light and low traction light come on intermittently and stay on until car is turned off. They come on while driving in snow or slush rather than on dry pavement. Cause: Speed sensor shorted. Repair date: 02/02/00. Two days later, same problem occurred.

- Stow, OH, USA

problem #13

Dec 081998

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving the ABS light comes on followed by the traction light. This has happend 5 times and all the time the computer acording to the dealer does not leave any codes. This last time all four wheels locked followed with stering wheel locking with all panel lights illuminating. Wife spined out of control and stoped at the medium at a major highway. Dealer was informed, they gave wife a hard time until I talked to them and requested that vehicle be picked up at my wifes work. Just the week before the vehicle was at the dealer for the illumination of the ABS and tracking lights. Again dealer notified us that there were no codes in the computer. I informed the dealer that if the wife was to have an accident because of brake failure or system failure that I would make it my sole purpose in life to sue them. This week it happend. Lucky enough that she did not turned over and no one was hurt. On 8 Dec 98 I notified the dealer that we would not drive this vehicle again until they find the problem.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #12

Aug 141999

Intrigue

  • miles

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

When applying the brakes vehicle pulsated/ pulled to the right.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 151998

Intrigue

  • miles
1. rear seat belt sometimes locks and won't pull out 2. anti-lock brakes make loud ratcheting noise and temporarily activate upon starting car, causing what feels like a temporary lack of braking - dealer has not attempted to fix saying it is normal. 3. intermediate steering shaft has failed twice causing noticible "clunking" noise - dealer has replaced twice under warranty, who will pay the next time? 4. left rear window sometimes fails to operate.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #10

Jun 181999

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
The ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing the wheels to lock up and resulted in a crash. Dealer could not determine the problem.

- South Habley, MA, USA

problem #9

Jan 241999

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Vehicle has spent over 20 days at dealer for repairs since purchased. No defcts mentione din the summary.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #8

Aug 221998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes experienced extended stopping distance and pulling resulting in vehcile collision during emergency stopping.

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states when engine is started and backing out movement, consumer hears a click in the front brakes. When driving no problem, . dealer contacted, and stated this was a factory design flaw. Problem still exists. *akthe click is becoming more & more noticeable after you move forward or backward, consumer also stated that transmission feels like it clunks when shifting from reverse to drive, also power steering was replaced.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 041998

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes they grind and squeak, cause unknown. Dealer has replaced the struts which did not correct the problem.

- Clearwater, SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 011998

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Car is leased by my wife. We have both had identical incidents, independendtly. Both times, upon backing from complete stop down drives with some leaf cover, application of brakes resulted in absolutely no braking power, despite pressing very hard on pedal. Car moved six to eight feet before brakes applied. Very frightening. Have noted similar problems in your file, which is the reason search was initiated. Someone standing behind car would have been run over, no question. Will be contacting dealer; wife had the second incident today (first time I was driving and warned her about it- really spooked me). This was not an incident of our feet jumping off a vibrating anti-lock pedal; no vibration was sensed at all. Sensation was exactly like sliding on glare ice (I.e. no brake power at all.) also, we were backing slowly, foot on brake with light application when this happened. If all ABS systems work like this, there would have been countless disasters and no ABS at all by now! thank you for considering this I

- Bellbrook, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 011998

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving at 50-55 mph applied brakes and car started to vibrate. Steering wheel would vibrate when the brakes are applied. Dealer was contacted, and repair work was done. Dealer stated defective and warped rotors.

- Harrison, TN, USA

problem #3

Feb 151998

Intrigue

  • miles
ABS system is failing to operate properly, causing vehicle to be without brakes intermittently. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on numerous occasions, and condition cannot be corrected. Manufacturer/dealer notified.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 171998

Intrigue

  • miles
ABS brakes failed when comsumer applied brakes the car surged foward causing accident.

- Mount Vern, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 171998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling at 25-35 mp and depressing the brake pedal to make a gradual stop, the brakes started grabbing. Pedal traveled to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance, causing an accident. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Consumer has been to the doctor several times for leg, neck, and back strain because of this accident.

- Mt. Vernon, OH, USA

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