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

2001 Pontiac Grand Am (Page 2 of 2)

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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,479 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Mar 172001

Grand Am

  • miles

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

I have had rotor problems with the car since I purchased it. The day I drove it off the lot I could feel it but thought it was just because it was brand new and needed to loosen up. What it does is when I slow down to a stop, especially at higher speeds coming off the highway, I can hear grinding, the steering wheel and brake pedal wobble. It's really noticeable when it has been raining outside. I took it to the dealer one week after I bought it and they grinded the rotors down and told me it was defective rotors from the factory. It started doing it again after about 2 weeks, I took it back about 2 months later and the dealer replaced the rotors. Once again I was told that defective rotors were used to replace the original defective rotors. It started doing it again so I took it back to the dealer in October, they test drove it and said it sounds a little funny and that I probably am driving it wrong. It was noticeable at 35 miles per hour and I drove it off the lot with it. It is still constantly doing it and it scares me at times because I know my stopping distance has to be longer now. I haven't taken it back to the dealer because it is embarrassing because I know they think I'm doing something wrong. I think a recall should be done, at least to replace the defective rotors with ones that work. Pontiac called me after the first incident because I submitted a bad service survey to them after all the problems the dealership gave me but never heard from them after the second and third incidents.

- Olivet, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 252001

Grand Am

  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle experiences a vibration/pulsation, and there is an extreme grinding noise when raining or wet, vehicle has been in the dealership on several ocassions due to the rotors being warped.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 252001

Grand Am

  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle experiences a vibration/pulsation, and there is an extreme grinding noise when raining or wet, vehicle has been in the dealership on several ocassions due to the rotors being warped.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 012002

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving, brakes malfunctioned. Rotors had to be replaced for second time. The consumer was told by the service manager there was a recall on the rotors but it was not for this vehicle.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #2

Nov 012001

Grand Am

  • miles
Since Nov 2001, both front rotors have been resurfaced twice and replaced once. This seems to becoming a monthly occurance with a potential for major problems.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #1

May 012001

Grand Am

  • miles
Every three months since date of purchase consumers has had to replace brake rotors. Dealer is unable to remedy the problem.

- Hol Summit, MO, USA

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