10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Buick Skylark brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 292001

(reported on)

Skylark

  • miles

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

Brakes are defective when applied, and pedal goes all the way down to the floor. The dealership is aware of problem. Consumer no longer owns vehicle because noone could fix the defect.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #10

Oct 041997

Skylark

  • miles
Ongoing problem with brakes. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on several occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #9

Oct 031990

Skylark

  • miles
Ongoing problem with ABS engaging on wet roads or intermittently on dry road. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #8

Dec 112000

(reported on)

Skylark

  • miles

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

ABS light would flash while traveling. When making turns vehicle would also stall. Also, when depressing brakes vehicle would go into extended stopping distance.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #7

Aug 061997

Skylark

  • miles
Recall 97V059000: Consumer was traveling on the highway 35mph and ABS brake system blew up in her face. There was white smoke inside of vehicle brake system was grabbing slowly. Consumer drove vehicle home very slowly. Consumer stated that she had very little braking power.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #6

Nov 151997

Skylark

  • miles
Excessive wear of of brake pads. Also, vehicle commenced vibration at 65 mph, and rear shocks had to be replaced twice. Dealer notified. Provide further details.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 011998

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

ABS system has never worked properly since ownership, replaced brakes once, however continues to lock up in the right rear wheel area and makes noise. Mjs

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 101999

Skylark

  • miles
When the brakes are applied the pedal becomes soft, causing extended stopping distances which resulted in two minor collisions. The passenger sustained minor injuries.also, brake pads were replaced. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 261999

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes lock up on turn, wet surfaces and uneven terrain. Vehicle experiencing extended stopping distace when braking and traction control system failed. Nlm

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 261998

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Heard noise coming from wheels. Took to dealer & told nothing wrong. Noise got louder. Back at dealer's & mechanic said brake pads & rotors went bad. Has extended & factory warranty, but told brakes & rotors not included. Brakes & rotors need replacing. Defective rear shocks.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 091999

(reported on)

Skylark

  • miles
When applying brakes there is a knocking noise and the pedal goes to the floor. The vehicle does not stop. Dealer cannot duplicate problem but independent mechanic has and claims failure is due to failure of ABS.

- Holden, MA, USA

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