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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 Silhouette brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 232002

Silhouette

  • miles

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

ABS motor failed disabiling entire ABS system at 58,821 miles. Nlm

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #7

May 092001

Silhouette

  • miles
While passing a truck, in a construction site, the accellerator pedal stuck. The van sped out of control over 80 mph, I was unable to slow van using brakes and manual gears. I turned the key off to stop the car.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #6

Apr 232001

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On a random basis there is a thumping noise coming from brake system. Dealership has refused service. Cause of defect has not been determined. Ignition locks up periodically. The hood hits bumper and possibly could open while driving. There was recall 01V-067 on sliding power door. It could possibly open while driveing.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #5

Apr 232001

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Ignition will work on erratic basis. When consumer goes out to start vehicle, ignition will fail to start vehicle. Dealership has refused service, and a cause for this defect could not be determined. There was thumping in rear periodically when brakes are applied. Hood possibly could open while driving. There was recall 01V-067 on sliding door possibly opening while driveing.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Mar 012001

Silhouette

  • miles
Pedal goes all the way to floor, and pedal is hard. Brakes grab a little with a little motion. Dealership is aware of the problem.

- Muncie, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 272000

Silhouette

  • miles
Failure of part nos. 12533714 (socket) and 12101854 (connector) resulted in the anti-lock brakes and traction control to be disabled. Additionally, tail lights did not function properly.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 021999

Silhouette

  • miles
While driving at 10 mph, consumer applied brakes, and the brakes went straight to the floorboard. Vehicle ran a red light. Vehicle has been in shop for repair service three to four times, and dealer could'nt determine the cause.

- Pensacoal, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 131998

Silhouette

  • miles
While driving the van about 25 mph and applying the brakes, the pedal went down to the floor. Started vibrating and the van continued at the same speed without slowing down and would not stop. Eventually the brakes came back again and the van stopped. This happened on a sunny dry day during normal braking. The dealer not able to duplicate the problem.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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