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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Electric Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 5
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.

2008 Pontiac G5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Pontiac G5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 222008


  • miles


Approaching a busy intersection, my Pontiac G5's brakes failed to work. I could tell the hydraulics systems was working as I could hear metal on metal but it did nothing to slow down the vehicle. The vehicle's cdr showed the vehicle accelerating at full throttle although I know my foot was on the brake pedal as evidenced by the metal on metal sound. Plus a witness saw smoke coming from my vehicle. I was able to turn prior to going through the intersection and aimed for a fire hydrant to try to slow down. It did nothing to slow the vehicle, I tried to turn right to join the traffic direction, but the steering did not work. I then hit another vehicle.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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