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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Pads Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012005

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


When the consumer first bought the vehicle there was a brake grinding noise. The dealer noted there was heat stress fractures on the brake rotor. This was a new vehicle. They replaced the rotors. The next day, the brake noise returned, the consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer again. There was a replacement of the brake caliper which made the noise go away for about 7 days but later returned. Took back to the dealer this morning 7-25, dealer stated that GM was aware of the problem because it was happening to other GM models. The dealer said there was a secret technical service bulletin but GM has not made a remedy for this problem as of yet-GM is trying to design a new type of brake caliper for this problem. Car is still at dealer because can not offer a fix for this problem until GM complies with a remedy. Consumer feels they can not fix vehicle.

- Elsmere, DE, USA

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