NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,600 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora brakes problems

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 042015

Aurora 6-cyl

  • miles


On 2/4/2015 bought a 2001 olds/Aurora from an individual, nice and clean drove it back to hometown approx 60 miles. I than drove it to a corner store and while leaving the corner store, I drove to distance and all of a sudden, steering wheel, brakes, anti-lock system and all electrical shut off completely. Thank god their was no incoming traffic.....

- Wharton, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 192014

Aurora 8-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
The vehicle was parked and once I put it into reverse to back out of the parking space, the engine locked up and the steering, brakes, gas didn't work. I had to take the key out of the ignition and restart it. This is the third time that I've had this issue within the last 3 months and the previous 2 instances occurred while the vehicle was actually moving and accelerating. I have had some extremely close calls that could have ended very dangerously because of this issue. I use my car keys without any other keys attached, so that it's as lightweight as possible. In the past year, this same exact issue has happened 8 times and is beginning to occur more and more frequently. I would really appreciate some recognition of this issue.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 222014


  • 130,000 miles
When slowing down to accommodate another car, my vehicle began unable to accelerate and then I noticed that the brakes had locked up as well. I had to take the key out of the car and restart it for it to work again.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 142014

Aurora 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
I am writing to you to detail an issue with the brake system on this vehicle. I have had this issue with no brake pressure or very little for months now and in September of 2014 I took the car to a shop to have the brakes checked. The shop told me the master cylinder needed to be replaced at my cost and I allowed them to replace the master cylinder. When I drove the car home it seemed as if the problem had been corrected. However, I had an appt with my dr. And had no issue getting there. Leaving the appt and onto the freeway home and I noticed again brake pressure had become lacking again. I got off the major freeway and took sidestreet home and as I got even closer to home the same issue had returned. I had almost no brake pressure and by the time I got around the corner from my home the low brake fluid indicator had come on. This had never happened before. There were no leaks of brake fluid from this vehicle before. I would notice such a leak. Taking it back to the shop the next morning the shop foreman indicated to me that it was now the ABS unit which was now leaking brake fluid and that it needed to be replaced at a cost of over $1500. I checked into a recall for this ABS leaking issue and not only called GM but checked my VIN with the database and now I am being advised that this VIN is not in the recall list for the same issue that over 8147 units have had. I do not understand why if this is a known issue with other vehicles same make and model and year why I am now forced to now be without a car since I cannot afford to replace this ABS module at this specific ridiculous cost and I cannot drive the car being the huge safety hazard it is being without proper brakes. I cannot get my car to pass Utah state inspection either which means I cannot license the car for the year. I cant get to work or anywhere else I could kill someone or myself with no brakes.

- West Valley City , UT, USA

problem #1

Feb 112009

Aurora 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
We purchased this vehicle on 9/2007 with 65,327 miles. The 1st year or so, it was ok, except for the emmisions system which they repaired. Over the next years, we have had to replace the brakes, rotors constantly! then the stability control light kept coming on warning of the ABS/traction control problem. Then, my lights starting going out in the car, dash, computer system warning area, and head lights flickering. The car shakes excessively when I try to stop and go over 55 miles an hour on highway to the point I think the front end is going to fall off! in the summer (as now) my gas pedal sticks! I have tried to contact GM about this problem, but they told me although a recall on all the same problems as this car is having was done, my VIN number was not included! it's the same year, model and problems..and still they would not help us. I was told to have a complete diagnostic done on it at my expensive to see what the problems were--seriously GM? I can't tell you how many thousands of dollars I have put into this car already and still cannot afford to get it fixed or have GM own up to these problems. I have researched this car and year extensively and have read nothing but complaints about the same problems and GM not wanting to do anything. I can't afford to fix it, and on limited budget and cannot get a loan for another car due to limited income...so now I am stuck with this car and pray that nothing happens to me while driving on the highway and I will not let my grand chrildren ride in for fear of their lives!..this is a big issue and really does need to be looked into please.I now have 125,000 on it but only drive if I really need to very short distances. I believe whole heartedly that this problem is worth investigating because it is a safety issue whenever driven..please !

- Littleton, CO, USA

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