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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

7.8

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,714 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 #7

Jan 012005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The consumer reported problems with the vehicle's door's, brakes and other components.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 122004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. The driver was able to stop. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and drove it to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the brake pads and front rotor needed replace due to corrosion. Please fill in additional information.

- Willamina, OR, USA

problem #5

Sep 112002

Grand Am

  • miles
I think grandam has the worst braking system on their cars. I spend so much money alone on brakes. I've asked several people who also own a grandam and they say the same thing I change my brakes at least 3-4 times a year. I own a 98 Pontiac grandam and as soon as I finish paying on it I am getting rid of it.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 202003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced after 20,000 miles. Have had to replace 5 yr batteries 3 times now at my own expense. Last time resulted in car needing to be towed and key not being able to be taken out of ignition. Tried jump starting and electrical system over heated. My complaint is this I just received a safety recall stating that if the car is hard to start it could start on fire if jump started more then 3 times and if the key is on the on potion to long. They want to install a relay device to prevent fires but why is the electrical ignition problem not being fixed. Why do we have to replace the battery every year. The relay device will not fix the original problem it will only fix the fire threat. Also side mirror adjustment knob has fallen inside car door and windows will not roll down or up. Car will not shift into reverse at times. Front tires wore on the inside out and had to be replaced shortly after purchase.

- Winona, MN, USA

problem #3

Jun 282003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Breaks have failed 3 times in the last week alone. This problem has occurred several times however intermittently. We purchased this car 2 years ago and it has been in Pontiac service numerous times. They have put on new brakes, pads etc. Adjusted the brakes and still the problem is unresolved. Something must be done immediately this car is unsafe and will cause an injury or death!

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

Grand Am

  • miles
While traveling at normal speed, consumer states' pressed brake pedal and pedal went to the floor. Consumer had to pump brake to get vehicle to stop.

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998

Grand Am

  • miles
Brake fueled leak out of motor.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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