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


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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1997 Buick Regal brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact was pulling out of driveway and the brakes would not work. When he applied the brakes the pedal went completely to the floor. There were no warning indications prior to this incident. When the mechanic inspected the vehicle he said the brake lines were corroded and split. The vehicle was routinely maintained. The vehicle was towed from the mechanic to the service dealer. The dealer confirmed the problem with the brakes. They replaced the brake lines, but the brake lines were still leaking. The manufacturer said the brake corrosion was due to the environmental changes.

- Lido Beach, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 102001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was a popping noise coming from vehicle. Consumer took car to dealer. Dealer stated that air conditioner is leaking water onto cradle mounts, which have dried out and caused front cradle mounts to pop like there were going to fall off. The bolts of the cradle mounts were rusted. Power steering hoses rubbed againstthe brake lines, causing a hole in brake line and a loss of of brakes, dealer informed consumer that there had been a recall, 99V223, however consumer never received notification, consumer is concerned that the problem will occur again.

- Boerny, TX, USA

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