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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 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 #2

Jun 122008


  • 17,000 miles


Under normal driving conditions front rotors warped at 17,000 miles and fixed under warranty after showing service manager vehicle warranty book. Rotors warped again at 24,000 miles and fixed again after discussion with service manager. Rotors were turned in both cases by dealer. Rotors are warping again, at 30,000 miles, for the third time and dealer refuses to address rotor warping causes but blames driver rather than rotor material. Driver has had no issues with brake pads which leads to rotors warping to excessive heat do to possible rotor material defects.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152009


  • 5,000 miles
Paul mutersbaugh's 2008 Pontiac G-5 was T-boned. He remembers trying to stop the car by pressing the brake, to no avail. The air bags in the back seat did not deploy. After impact, the car caught on fire. The fire spread so quickly that there was only enough time to get the occupants from the back seat out. Not even enough time to save anything in the car. The car burnt to the ground. Nothing but a shell is left. I met a gentleman at the las vegas truck show on June 25th. He said you could send someone out to look at the car to see what happened. The insurance carrier is keeping the car at: Copart salvage yard, lot 13749849, 1475 bluff city blvd., elgin, il. 60120. We would greatly appreciate someone verifying that the air bags did not deploy, the car should never have burnt to the ground with out something being defective with the car and to see if the brakes failed. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

- Aurora, IL, USA

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