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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

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

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

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1998 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Nov 152004

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling 65 mph applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Then, vehicle suddenly accelerated uncontrollably. Vehicle continued to speed. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle by pulling the emergency brake in order to stop. Took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Bascom, OH, USA

problem #21

Feb 262001

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer accelerated to pass a car and throttle stuck open, consumer was unable to get it to release, the brakes were burned while attempting to stop vehicle, Pontiac would not fix vehicle until a satisfactory reason for the throttle sticking was found.

- Allen Park, MI, USA

problem #20

Aug 132000

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Pulling out of dry concrete driveway at approximately 8-10 mph, applied brakes to make a stop at a merging highway, and vehicle made grinding noise and did not stop.

- Stedman, NC, USA

problem #19

May 102000

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Brakes fail to work effectively in rainy weather. You have to "stand" on the brakes to get the vehicle to stop. You have to anticipate your stop so you can begin braking very early. Can cause a problem at intersections.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #18

Jun 011998

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission and braking problems could cause accident & should be recalled.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

problem #17

Jan 202000

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
In wet conditions vehicle is hard to stop. Brakes feel okay, and show no sign of a problem when applying them. Consumer will be taking vehicleto the dealer to have it looked at.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Dec 031999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

Pushing on brakes as hard as I could slowed the car very little during rain, until I got down to a low rate of speed, then they suddenly grabbed hard. Paint has come off or the top coat spidered in 4 locations, dealer says it is enviromental. I know somone with the same car and color in my area with no problems. I think I have a car with defective paint. (dark green)

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #15

Sep 291999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
When applying the brakes the vehicle makes a loud grinding/howling noise. Dealer says it's a problem with the brake pads. Problem still exists.

- Grafton, WI, USA

problem #14

Sep 071999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
Under wet conditions when the brake pedal was applied the pedal felt normal, but the brakes did not react. Vehicle just kept rolling through an intersection. To stop the vehicle had to be slowed down by letting the vehicle cruise. This condition is present only in wet rainy conditions. Dealer had been contacted.

- Kulpsville, PA, USA

problem #13

Mar 171998

Grand Prix

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brake system failed on three occasions, on one incident vehicle experienced brake failure which caused a collision damaging the rear bumper, resulting in injury.

- Perry, MI, USA

problem #12

May 201999

Grand Prix

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #11

Sep 011998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Brake fail at any speed while driving in rainy conditions. Pedal is very hard. Vehicle slows very slowly. Have entered several intersections, and have not been able to sto, due to brake problems.

- Chapmanville, WV, USA

problem #10

Sep 011998

Grand Prix

  • miles
Brakes do not operate properly when it rains. Extended stopping distance occurs at any speed. Dealer not aware of problem. Problem still exists. Provide further information.

- Florham Park, NJ, USA

problem #9

Feb 051999

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
Brakes do not work on wet roads or while it is raining.

- Budd Lake, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jan 291999

Grand Prix

  • miles
At approx. 9200 miles a sudden increase in the braking distance and the pedal effort required to stp. When taking the vehicle in for scheduled maintenance at 9510 miles a noise in the front end was noticed that increased when turning. The noise was traced to the left front hub which was replaced. The brakes were said to be in specification although no quantifiable measurements were taken. The issue remains unresolved.

- Waterloo, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 261997

Grand Prix 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving at approximately 35 mph, went to slow down. Applied brakes, felt vehicle caught. Brakes were inoperative. Went through intersection. Standing on brake heard grinding noise, no brake reaction. Dealer replaced brake master cylinder. This defect can result in an accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

May 291998

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
After prolonged exposure to wet conditions brakes fade. When attempting to stop, it seems that in first initial seconds brakes are only half engaging and then become fully engaged.

- Greenville, OH, USA

problem #5

May 251998

(reported on)

Grand Prix Diesel

  • miles
ABS brakes fail during rainy conditions.

- Issaquah, WA, USA

problem #4

May 111998

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
ABS brake performance greatly reduced in rain.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #3

May 071998

(reported on)

Grand Prix

  • miles
ABS brakes fail while traveling on wet surfaces.

- North Plai, NJ, USA

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