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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor 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 Pontiac Firebird brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 012000

Firebird

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling 50mph steering started to jerk violently while braking. This second time at 26,000 miles that front rotors needed replacing. Dealer stated it was natural wear and tear.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #6

Apr 131999

Firebird

  • miles
Have had to have front rotors turned twice within 23,300 miles.steering wheel shakes when brakes are applied.

- Staunton, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 011998

Firebird

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors warped prematurely causing the steering wheel to vibrate and jerk violently while braking in curves.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 151998

Firebird

  • miles

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

Rotors are warping in less than 10K miles under normal driving. I have had this failure twice. I am concerned about my safety and my braking system.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Firebird

  • miles
Rotors look like crap after only a few thousand miles.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998

Firebird

  • miles
In a hard braking situation, no inclement weather, when applying the brakes, there is a grinding noise and the vehicle will pull to the left or right. In a normal braking situation the steering wheel shimmies. The rotors were replaced at 7,000 miles. 4,000 miles later, the rotors needed to be replaced again.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 201998

Firebird

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors and pads failed, replaced and still do not work properly.

- Fraser, MI, USA

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