Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,272 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.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 162012

Grand Prix

  • miles


Brakeline connection under vehicle (in front of where driver sits) could become cracked or broken if knocked by road debris, or bumps in the road. I noticed this on my 2008 Grand Prix gxp, so not sure if this model sits lower to the ground than other Grand Prix models. Watching reservoir fluid level to determine how much is lost over a month. I discovered after noticing a burnt fluid smell in the cabin after 16 Mar 2012. Particularly strong after hard brake situation I was told by local dealer that there was no warrenty on this vehicle, and that the parts may not be available anymore.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 272011

Grand Prix 6-cyl

  • 12,250 miles
Under hard high speed braking the front brakes shudder badly causing a severe front end shimmy due to warped rotors making stopping difficult. If pressure on pedal is not released this could cause loss of control and a crash. It is worse if going downhill. This is a very common issue on GM cars build in the last 8 years. There are posts all over the internet about this. The problem is with poorly made brake rotors that warp at under 15,000 miles of normal use. I have had the same issue with my wife's 2003 Impala. These cars should be recalled and the rotors replaced with parts of adequate quality. If you can get the issue addressed under warranty, the dealer will only either turn the defective rotors or replace them with the same oem junk. The only fix I have found it to replace them with aftermarket rotors and pads.

- Wheat Ridge , CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 122010

Grand Prix

  • 24,436 miles
2008 Grand Prix gxp front wheel cracked, losing air with 24K miles. The week before it was brake pads and rotors. Total out of pocket expenses $1,200 in two weeks. I find this absolutely unacceptable for a car with bumper to bumper coverage. Just exactly what do they cover? last I checked my wheels were between my bumpers, and if GM can't build a car road worthy of a Michigan winter they should not be allowed to sell them here. This would be alot easier to swallow if it were a used car, but new with 24K miles is absurd!

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 142008

Grand Prix

  • 400 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. While driving 55 mph after purchasing the vehicle, the paint began peeling. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by exposure to acid rain and they offered to re-paint the vehicle. The contact also felt a hard vibration when depressing the brake pedal and accelerating to 55-65 mph. The failure mileage was 400 and current mileage was 800.

- Churchill, TN, USA

Not what you are looking for?