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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,523 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 #3

Mar 132006

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,370 miles


: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 5 mph there was a loud grinding noise. The vehicle was seen by an authorized dealer, where it was determined the rotors were rusted and needed to be replaced. The dealer suggested rusted rotors were attributing to the lack of driving of the vehicle rather than road salts. The last incident occurred at an annual state inspection, the brakes did not pass state inspection due to the rust on the rotors. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the mechanic suggested replacing the entire antilock brakes to correct the problem.

- Tuckahoe, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 022003

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles
While driving 30 mph and attempting to avoid an accident, the driver slammed on the brakes. The brakes failed and a result the vehicle dipped down in the from and crash under a trucks rear crash bar. On impact the driver hit his chest on the steering wheel. The seat belt did not restrain him properly nor did either of the frontal air bags deploy. The passenger's seat belt didn't lock until it had already come out about 1 1/2 feet. The driver sustained a fractured sternum and chest trauma. The passenger sustained sever hand injuries and chest trauma. The consumer had all four seat belts replaced.

- Rye, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 112003

Grand Prix

  • miles
Intermittently ABS braking system light appeared on the dashboard. Dealer has inspected vehicle twice, and problem still recurring.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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