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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Air: Antilock Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


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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.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012002

Grand Am

  • miles


I read on cnn on May 3 that the NHTSA has launched an investigation into antilock brake failures of GM pickup trucks and SUV's in the "salt belt" states. I would like to advise that I live in Ontario, Canada, and own a 2001 Pontiac grand-am. It currently has 138,000 km. I purchased this vehicle new from a GM dealership. I have experienced similar antilock brake issues, to those mentioned in cnn's news article. The first one occured around 60,000 km. Since then, I have had to replace all of the antilock brake components three times over the life of the car. I anticpate having to do it again, as my antilock brakes have started to act up, activating on their own, for no apparent reason. I know of at least three other Pontiac grand-am owners who have experienced similar issues. I have tried to take this up with the dealership and GM Canada, but all attempts to rectify the issue were unsuccessful. After the vehicle was over its warranty period (60,000 km), GM basically advised that it was my tough luck for not purchasing the extended warranty. There was no effort put into identifying what the problem was or why it continues to occur. I will be anxious to hear the results of your investigation and would encourage you to extend your investigation into the Pontiac grand-am vehicle line as well. Thank you.

- Orillia, 00, USA

problem #1

Jun 012003

Grand Am

  • miles
Brakes grind only when air conditioner is on.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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