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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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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.

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2003 Pontiac Montana brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Pontiac Montana Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 262003


  • miles


During the first braking, the vehicle brake let go for a brief second. This happens on dry pavement during a normal stop. It was explained from the dealer that the rust build-up on the rotors may be causing the brake to lockup causing the anti-lock brakes to function. This is a very scary situation when pulling up to a stop with a car in front of you and the car will lurch forward with your foot pushing down on the brake pedal.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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