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NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,393 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 Prix brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 242015

Grand Prix

  • 27,965 miles


On the afternoon of August 24th. When parking in my driveway I suddenly noticed my brake pedal become mushy and drop all the way to the floor. When I exited the car, I noticed puddles of brake fluid on the pavement. I immediately brought the car to an auto shop for repair. He said I had a corroded brake line that burst and caused the leak of brake fluid and the brakes to fail. I was charged $140 for this repair. I drove the car for 1 day and then proceeded to vacation for a week. Upon my return I used the car again for another day without any issues. On the morning of September 3rd I proceeded to go shopping with the car. After completing my shopping on the way home I noticed the brake pedal becoming mushy again. As the drive home progressed I noticed the brake pedal going all the way down like it did the previous week. I proceeded to bring the car to the mechanic again. He noticed another 3 brake lines were busted. He repaired them at a cost of $284. It is frightening to think that this could happen to a vehicle that has less than 28,000 miles.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 012015

Grand Prix

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While the vehicle was being inspected by an independent mechanic, the tires were unable to be rotated due to a severely corroded subframe. In addition, the rear sway bar link fractured and the brake pedal was hesitant when depressed. The independent mechanic replaced the rear sway bar link and brake lines however, the sub frame was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Harrisville, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 012013

Grand Prix

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle failed to stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The emergency brake was activated in order to stop the vehicle. The contact managed to coast down an exit ramp. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the brake lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 151999

Grand Prix

  • 79,000 miles
The multi function switch has malfunctioned this is a common occurrence on these cars. The malfunction of this switch has meant that the brake lights do not work causing someone to run into the back of my car as I was slowing in traffic. The shift lever lock will not engage leaving the keys unable to be removed and the shifter can be moved out of park without the brake pedal being pressed. The ignition switch and harness malfunction causing the fan to not work in anything but 5. look at the message boards all three a common occurrence and worse GM knows of these problems and have refused to address them.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008

Grand Prix

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph and attempting to stop, the brakes were depressed and failed to respond. The contact discovered that the liner panel above the brake pedal had sagged making contact with the brake pedal and causing the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer where both were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Olympia, WA, USA

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