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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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.

1996 Buick Skylark brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states ABS inoperative.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states ABS inoperative.

- Sun City Center, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 052000

(reported on)

Skylark

  • miles
Whenever driving ABS brake light would come on. Radio would fail to work after turning it on. Been to dealer & informed by mechanic that problem was electrical wiring. Would need to break down wire component to locate the problem.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 131999

Skylark

  • miles

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

While driving down a hill in the normal flow of traffic in a lower gear my husband, who was driving, stopped to let my nephew utilize the restroom. When we started to leave my husband put the car in reverse with his foot on the brake and the car didn't stop, the brakes had completely stopped working. There was no warning light or sound. We waited approximately one hour and tried the brakes again and they worked. We started back to Alabama, and again, without a warning light or sound the brakes went out causing a near accident. If my husband hadn't been a professional driver we would have had an accident. He used the emergency brakes and stopped the car approximately 1 foot from the vehicle in front of us. There were no unusual driving conditions we were driving with the flow of traffic. I just don't see how it can be normal or safe for the brakes to just stop working without any type of warning.

- Odenville, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 011998

Skylark

  • miles
The braking system when applied would cause the vehicle to slide in the rain also, in dry weather it still would slide/jump/jerk and make a noise. Speed at 35 mph or les., dealer contacted two times, states it is the design, problem still exists.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 131998

(reported on)

Skylark

  • miles
Anti lock brakes fail to engage.

- Greenbush, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 251997

(reported on)

Skylark 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes grind.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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