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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,221 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.

2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012005

Silhouette 6-cyl

  • 64,442 miles

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

AWD disable and ABS lights illuminated. Left rear wheel bearing and hub assembly failed and were replaced (four times). The evap solenoid, fuel sender and pump assembly were replaced. The heating element for the front driver's seat failed twice. The right rear seat belt failed. The right power sliding door actuator module failed. Rear wiper failed intermittently. A/C condenser failed. Engine failed.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 212003

Silhouette

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Just prior to 40,000 miles, my service engine soon light came on and my ABS disabled light illuminated. After I stopped the car and restarted it, the lights went away. Then a few days later it happened again and I began to notice a rumbling sound coming from the front of the vehicle. The noise changed pitch depending on the speed of the car. It almost sounded like the transmission was roaring prior to changing gears, but it wasn't the transmission itself because the noise did not correlate to actual gear changes. I took the car to a Chevy dealer service department and they determined that the wheel bearings (which is a whole hub assembly that includes ABS and AWD components) in the front drivers side needed to be replaced. A couple of weeks later, the rear passenger side wheel bearings (and the whole hub assembly)had to be replaced. As soon as I got the car back, the noise was still audible in the front and they replaced the front passenger side hub assembly. When the car reached 54,000 miles, the rumbling noise was again audible from the rear and the dealer replaced the final hub assembly in the drivers side rear. The dealer took the car for a test drive and the noise was still present and they determined they had to replace the right rear hub assembly for the 2nd time. This is 5 hub assemblies between 40,000 and 54,000 miles on the car. There is no way that anyone will convince me that this is not a manufacturing defect. This car has all wheel drive. At this point, it seems that the replacing of these hub assemblies will be an ongoing maintenance issue that could affect the wheel bearings, ABS or the AWD system, or all of the above.

- Newport, MI, USA

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