NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,610 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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2004 Pontiac Aztek brakes problems

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2004 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012012


  • 129,219 miles


ABS system lights went on and ABS system exhibits crunching, grinding, noisy and abnormal pulsing operation. June 2012 message indicates rf hub needs replacement. Done. ABS system acts up again in under 30 days same symptoms. Rear brakes/drum replaced 6/2013, ABS problems still present. Front brakes replaced 8/2013, ABS problems still present. 8/2013 taken to GM dealer service for analysis. Speed sensor replaced, ABS problem still present. Dealer advises that lf hub needs replacing and ABS harnesses on both sides. 8/2014 lf hub replaced and error message now reads that rf hub is bad again. Taking back to GM dealer this week to try and find the definitive solution. Continued one by one repairs that do not fix the problem have been a constant stream. Note: Rr hub was also replaced in 2011.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Pontiac aztec. The contact stated that when the brake was engaged while driving at low speeds, the brake grabbed and exhibited a grinding noise. In addition, the anti-lock braking system warning light illuminated. The failure was experienced intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who replaced the front brake pads and calipers however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle continued to exhibit the same failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current mileage was 49,000.

- La Pine , OR, USA

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