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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 082003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


My car shakes violently when braking. I have had the brakes replaced 4 times since buying it and haven't felt safe driving it since about the third day after I bought it. I am not driving it wrong, as the mechanics say. There is no reason you should hve to have the brakes done 4 times before 60,000 miles (rotors twice, once I wouldn't let them since it had just been done and was out of warranty). I wonder how long you will let this continue before someone gets killed. I will be watching for that complaint.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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