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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1998 Saturn SL brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Saturn SL Owner Comments

problem #6

May 192004

SL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Saturn 41,635 miles- bakes pulse and shakey steering- machine rotors new pads 48,343 miles-shakey steering-balance wheels replace suspected bad tire. 64,057 miles-shakey steering-machine rotors, pads okay for now. There is something definitely wrong with the brakes and or the rotors. I have owned many vehicles and never had rotor problems. While at the repair shop I overheard two phone calls from customers with similar complaints.

- Green Bay, WI, USA

problem #5

Dec 262001

SL

  • miles
The front rotors have been replaced twice in 57000 miles. Something is wrong when this happens this often with this little amount of mileage.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 192000

SL

  • miles
The brake rotors warp easily, they are either insufficiently thick or cooled. Nlm

- Santa Barb, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 011998

SL

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rotors warped and were replaced 9 within 9 months after buying vehicle brand new, replacement part was defective and replaced one month later, in February of 2001, rotors were warped and replaced again.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

SL

  • miles
Rotors warped, causing rocking of car during braking at 16,000 miles and again at 32000 miles.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 211998

SL

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rotors warped very frequently after service, causing the brake and the front end of the vehicle to vibrate and creating serious safety hazard.

- Wasaga Beach, Ontario, CD, USA

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