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Excessive Brake Pad And Rotor Wear

2002 Pontiac Grand Am

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer. Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
75,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. brake pads and rotors replaced (2 reports)
  2. replace rotors and brake pads with aftermarket parts (1 reports)
2002 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 292013

Grand Am

  • Manual transmission
  • 169,000 miles


This car has had brake problems since we got it. Every 30,000 miles they give out completely. We have replaced master cylinders, 3 of 4 brake lines and more rotors that the US helicopter fleet

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 012009

Grand Am SE1 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I had to replace the brakes and rotors on this car twice in less than a year. I don't ride my brakes and when the initial shop said the work wasn't warrantied because it looked like I had a panic stop they pulled it out of their a$$. The said the rotors were warped, but I know for a fact that never happened because I'm the only one that drives the car and I had no such incident. I don't really know why, but this car seemed to eat brakes...felt like I was constantly having issues with them for a while.

- , Liberty, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 042007

(reported on)

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

Within one year of purchasing this new 2002 Grand Am GT the rotors were crumbling with decay, they looked 20 years old! They replaced them under "warranty" but charged me $100.00 for pads after they said it would be covered by warranty! Well... the new rotors did the same thing... but this time I went to Auto Zone and bought the rotors and pads (all for less than Pontiac charged me for the pads alone)! No more problems since I did the repair myself!!!

- , Spring Grove, IL, USA

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