NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


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1996 Buick Regal brakes problems

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 072004


  • miles


The consumer was having a problem with his vehicle making a dragging/spinning type noise. He stated it sounded as if it was not connecting with something in the drive line. He also stated he went to the computer and looked his type vehicle up and read that this year vehicle has a problem with the brake line and the left wheel, which can cause wear and tear on the brake line. He says also that when he takes off he hears a whining noise and it gets louder with increased speed. He took his vehicle to the dealer and they were not sure what the problem was. But says it will cost approx. $85 per hour for them to check it out. He says this is too costly. Then he says he is told that it could cost him $2300 not including labor.

- Jefferson, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 241998


  • miles
The metal brake line is rubbing against the bolt in the engine compartment, causing the vehicle to lose brake fluid. Also, the brake goes down to the floor of the vehicle. Took vehicle to the repair shop.

- Weathersfield, CT, USA

problem #1

May 091996


  • miles
Appears that calipers were defective, no contact between calipers and disc, resulting in pulsation and presence of rust on the disc. Inspected left front brake line for clearance/clip ret-reposition, recall 96V-069.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

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