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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 022001

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles


Brakes have never worked properly. Replaced twice and rotors have been turned once. Spouse noticed that the front or rear brakes did not show any wear.-we also have had a probelm with the battery that I think was caused by the electrical system.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Nov 282000

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles
While driving vehicle would start to shake when brakes were applied. Took vehicle to dealership & mechanic indicated that brakes were warped & needed to be replaced. After having rotors replaced, problem has reappeared again.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 032000

Grand Am

  • miles
Had problems with car since beginning. Accelerates on its own and lunges forward when stopping. Also the brakes failed, causing an accident. Rotors have warped on numerous occasions. Dealer contacted 10-15 times with no problem found. Car is a major safety hazard.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 011999

Grand Am

  • miles
Brake rotors are warped, causing heavy steering wheel vibration. Dealer resurfaced rotors once under warranty. Brake rotors warped again after 3 months. Brake rotors now must be replaced after only one year.

- Houston, TX, USA

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