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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,700 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 Montana brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 172006

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles


After taking my 2002 Pontiac Montana through a car wash the ABS light came on. I stopped the van and turned it off to look under to see if anything fell off. When I turned the van back on the light was off so I drove down the road. When I applied the brakes the van shook and would not stop. Ever since the ABS light has stayed on.

- Rhinelander, WI, USA

problem #4

Dec 012004

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
ABS. While driving on the freeway with the cruise control on the car started to slow down without warning. The ABS light was on. Vehicle was taken to dealer and mechanic said the sensor and rod that engages the antilock brakes had corroded. This is not covered under consumer's warranty. The estimated cost is over $225. This has not been fixed yet and consumer has no antilock brakes just regular brakes. Updated 11/16/2005 -

- Oaks Corners, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 042004

(reported on)

Montana 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving 30 mph, the consumer applied the brakes and the ABS light came on. The dealership repaired the ABS several times, but the problem recurred. (the ABS light did not always illuminate when braking)

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 052004

(reported on)


  • miles
When the ground was wet the vehicles ABS brakes activated when they were not needed. Please provide any additional information.

- Penn Yan, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 212003

(reported on)

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
While driving at any speed the ABS brake light and the 4 wheel drive light illuminated. Consumer stated that as a result the vehicle was stuck in the snow. When the ABS is not working properly, the vehicle will not brake safely, and the four/all wheel drive will not work. The vehicle will not have the traction to go up a hill. ( ABS and all wheel drive would fail at any time) scc

- Mehoopany, PA, USA

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