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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems

1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,086 miles

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue brakes problems

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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Feb 172004

Intrigue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,900 miles

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

1. rack & pinion failure, 2. serpentine belt tensioner failure (@approx 45000 mi) 3. L rr seatbelt installed twisted at factory- shoulder strap wouldn't lock for child safetyseat, dealer fixed. 4. warped front rotors, 5. I have experienced the dash going haywire or completely out accompanied by the sensation of a slipping trans and sluggish/clunking steering (twice, once about 8 months ago and about a week before the R&P failure) 6. two tires have had belt separation.

- Highland, IN, USA

problem #21

Jan 282002

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
While driving and when applying brake pedal to make a normal stop, brakes are pulsating and making an unusual noise. Consumer has contacted dealer. Dealer determined that brake rotors needed to be replaced.

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #20

Jul 052001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Consumer has had repeated problems with the brakes, dealer has replaced front rotors four times and rear rotors two times, vehicle shudders when depressing brakes, the consumer is also requesting reimbursement. Fog light bulb shorted out.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #19

Jul 052001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Consumer has had repeated problems with the brakes, dealer has replaced front rotors four times and rear rotors two times, vehicle shudders when depressing brakes, the consumer is also requesting reimbursement. Fog light bulb shorted out.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #18

Jun 152001

Intrigue

  • miles
Both rear brake rotors had hard spots on the inside wear surfaces, leading to premature failure of the pads and poor braking performance. Rotors were obviously defective and the dealer did not even attempt to resurface the rotors. Oldsmobile customer assistance was contacted but denied my claim that they were defective. Both rear rotors had the same failure and appearance, which indicates to me the castings had hard spots in them when they were new.

- Groveland, IL, USA

problem #17

Jan 141999

Intrigue

  • miles
After car sitting, then starting put car in gear there is a popping/clicking in front. I have had new front rack put on, had them check cv joints, and struts. I have taken this car back to the dealer many, many times they can not find the problem. I took a mechanic (not dealer) and he suggested checking the caliper hardware and brakes. I am at my wits end. Now my rotors have the deep groves and was told by dealer the could not locate the problem!!! is this car a lemon?

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #16

Sep 031998

Intrigue

  • miles

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

Brake rotors warp repeatedly. Both dealer & GM refuse to fix the problem once it is out of warranty.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #15

Mar 142001

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in cold wet conditions the rotors warped without warning causing the car to violently shudder when attempting to stop, the shudder continues until the rotors are resurfaced or replaced. Nlm

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #14

Jun 102000

Intrigue

  • miles
Front brake rotors warped at 26,746 miles -- rotors turned. Rotors warped again at 34,363 miles -- replaced. Rotors warped again at 47,835. Contacted dealer and was informed that Oldsmobile had issued a tsb stating, in effect, the "if wheels had been rotated/balanced by 'other than a GM dealership', no further warranty services would be provided on warped rotors." At 47,835 miles, I had rotors replaced with "after market" rotors at a cost of $368. At 16,000+ miles later, I have experienced no further problems. Supposedly, these "after market rotors" did not contain any composit materials and, therefore, were less likely to warp. The original equipment rotors were part of $230 autobahn package. I do not feel that Oldsmobile is being fair/truthful regarding problems encountered with these rotors.

- St Cloud, FL, USA

problem #13

Apr 101998

Intrigue

  • miles
Faulty rotors cause pulsing and chatter while stopping, dealer stated that the removal of asbestos from brake material causes failure. Nlm

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #12

Dec 012000

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When vehicle was taken into a brake shop mechanic told consumer that rotors were sanded by manufacturer to the wrong size. Micrometer readings taken over the unworn rim outside of the brake pad wear area showed.035'' below low machine dimension. Brakes were not serviced prior to this.

- Linderhursten, IL, USA

problem #11

Apr 101998

Intrigue

  • miles
Faulty rotors cause pulsing and chatter while stopping, dealer stated that the removal of asbestos from brake material causes failure. Nlm

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #10

Oct 172000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Rear brakes have failed, brake shoes are not even making contact with brakes rotos causing a safety hazard.

- Burgaw, NC, USA

problem #9

Mar 011998

Intrigue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had a brake problem, rotors warped because they got too hot. When putting foot on brake front end of car shuttered very badly. GMC replaced rotors at 10,000 miles and 20,000 miles; however, problem reoccurred. Took vehicle to dealer. They took off rotors and grinded them smoothly. At 40, 000 miles problem was worse. Heavy duty rotors on 98 olds over heat during normal usage causing rotors to warp and resulting in shuddering of front end when brake is applied.

- Gathersburg, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 232000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Claim #005003683; while traveling at 35 mph and when depressing brake pedal vehicle countinued to travel. Dealer stated brakes rotors failed.

- Teldo, OH, USA

problem #7

Apr 281999

Intrigue

  • miles
Rotors wore prematurely.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #6

Nov 231998

Intrigue

  • miles
Front brake rotors warp every 10,000 miles. Car is equipped with autobahn package (larger front rotors). Rotors were turned at 12,352 then replaced at 22,595 then turned again at 40,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 252000

Intrigue

  • miles
Vehicle was vibrating. Dealer inspected it & found all 4 of the brake rotors were warped. They were repaired with 29,320 miles on vehicle. Warranty didn't cover repairs, consumer covered the expenses.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #4

Apr 132000

(reported on)

Intrigue

  • miles
Brake pulsates and steering wheel vibrate when applying brakes. Rotor found to be warped.car has the larger optional brakes. Problem re-occurs every 3-5000 miles.

- Whitby, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 121998

Intrigue

  • miles
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

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