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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,500 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.

2007 Pontiac Torrent brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Pontiac Torrent Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 222007


  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. The contact was very disappointed that the manufacturer would not repair her vehicle. While driving 30 mph she heard a popping noise. She took the vehicle to an authorized dealer after being inspected was informed that the noise was the antilock brakes informing her that it was working. The contact obtained a second opinion from another dealer and they informed her that they would just keep an eye on it. Usually when it rains the contact does not hear the noise. The contact called her state attorney general and they informed her to call the highway safety patrol. The failure mileage was 13,000. The current mileage was 27,300.

- Lawtey, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 192007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During heavy rain while driving on the highway, the ABS system engaged without any use of the brakes causing the car to pull from side to side as the ABS system applied alternating brakes. This repeated at least 4 times during a 1.5 to 2 hour highway drive. Once off the highway at a lower speed the problem did not happen again. I brought the car into the dealer for service. They could not identify and did not try to recreate the problem. I have avoided highway driving in heavy rain and have not had the problem again. When taking the car in to the dealer for an oil change the other day, they insisted on installing a black box with red button. The system is masking taped to the dash of my car and the button is in my cup holder. I have been instruct to press the red button if the problem happens again. However, if it does happen I must keep both hands on the wheel.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

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