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NHTSA — Parking Brake: Conventional: Mechanical: Linkage And Cable Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2003 Pontiac Montana brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262005

Montana 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


Tried to use emergency brake. And it wouldn't work, emergency brake cable broke, someone had put bailing wire to hold it. Dealer has looked at it 3 times. Manufacturer has looked at it. No one seems to have a cable to fit his vehicle. Dealer has told manufacturer that no cables will fit it.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

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