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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,615 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.

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1996 Chevrolet Beretta brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Beretta Owner Comments

problem #13

Sep 012004

Beretta 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

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

I have a 1996 Beretta Z26 3.1L V6 and every morning when I get up and go to work my back brakes locked up on me untill I get them warmed up. And my ABS light stays on in this car all the times.also sometimes when I hit my brakes I dont have any brakes the first time then I hit them again and they work I have recently had both front and back brakes replaced and this didnt fix the problem this is a common problem I found out by surfing and investigating on the web.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #12

Aug 082003

Beretta

  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the ABS light illuminated on the dashboard.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 262001

Beretta

  • miles
This has been an ongoing problem since I purchased the vechicle. I took the car back to the dealer and was ttold they "lubed the rotors". the ABS light has been coming on and off recently. Today I went to stop and the brakes kept going I had to put on the emergency brake.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #10

Aug 172001

Beretta

  • miles

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

Had vehicle in a GM repair shop on three different occasions while under warranty. This is a intermittent problem dealer could no find anything wrong, because it is intermittent problem. That problem is brake pedal goes to floor. (brake fluid is full ) this seam to happen after veh. Has set overnight, or driving at hiway speed on a long trip. Finally involved in a rear end collision as listed above. Fortunatly no one hurt this time.this has happened to my self, my wife and my sixtteen year old son. This there is something wrong and nobody seems to care or really look into this untill some is killed. I have checked @ askjeeves ? found 1 accurance of 1996 chev Beretta brake failure.w/one injury. So I know that is out there. Your help much appreciated. Thank you.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #9

May 082000

Beretta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has multiple problems with the vehicle. Brakes & rotors had to be replaced at 17,495 miles. Dealer said it was normal wear. On October 5th, the vehicle was in for a lube job, and dealer never detected that head gasket & freeze plug were leaking. Consumer took it to a mechanic to be checked. Vehicle has now 19,000 miles.

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #8

Dec 091999

Beretta

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA

problem #7

May 051999

Beretta

  • miles

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

ABS system is working intermittently and keeps failing. Consumer had the brake rotors and T brake drums replaced four times because the brake drums and the brake rotors kept wearing out.

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 221999

(reported on)

Beretta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving on wet roads on a decline the vehicle does not stop when brakes are applied. ABS brakes lock up. Dealer cant find the problem.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #5

Apr 211998

Beretta

  • miles
Chevrolet has also replaced my left front mount assemblywith the front strut bearing twice. The problem has not been fixed and they seem to not know what the persistant problem is.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 311998

(reported on)

Beretta

  • miles
While driving the vehicle consumer tried to make a sudden stop. Pressed the brake pedal to the floorboard, vehicle continued to travel. Consumer depressed the brakes again and the vehicle stopped.

- Ceredo, WV, USA

problem #3

Jul 261997

Beretta

  • miles

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

No deployment of driver's air bag during a collision, resulting in injuries. Also, ABS brakes failed to stop vehicle, lost control and crashed into a ditch.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 291997

Beretta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors: When driving the front end of the vehicle bounces. When applying the brakes there is a grinding noise. When putting the pedal to the floor, the vehicle will not stop dealer says the rotors are warped.

- Nahunta, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 081996

Beretta

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes, the pedal went to the floor board and caused vehicle to hit another vehicle in the rear; also, the driver's side air bag deployed and caused burns and injuries to the driver.

- Medford, MA, USA

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