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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Pads Problems Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,950 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.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 212005

(reported on)

Grand Am

  • miles


2002 Pontiac Grand Am developed brake problems.** answer required***. the consumer heard a grinding noise from the front brakes. The vehicle was taken to be inspected in it was found that the inside pads on both side were rubbing metal to metal.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #3

May 202005

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The car was bought used in July of 2003, it had 36K. In febuary 2005 the car had 53K, and needed the fromt brake pads changed. The pads were changed, and it's now May 2005, and the pads are almost gone. I've some research on the internety and found that several others have had this same problem with there car..please help...

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 042004

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,800 miles
Had new front brake pads and rotors put on car with under 16,000 miles on it. Sometimes brakes vibrate and make noise. Called dealer and was told brakes were not covered under warranty because it's normal wear and tear unless there was a mechanical problem.

- Ashby, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 132003

Grand Am 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
2002 Pontiac grandam GT-1 has continuous grinding, rubbing, and popping sounds from the front steering. Also has uncontroled power steering where the car could go off the road. Dealerships can or will not try to find these serious defects, they say that it is the tires that is causing these defects.this is the second new GT-1 within the past three years with the same defects that I have owned.

- Newton, NC, USA

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