Abs Brakes And Traction Control Stopped Working


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
113,754 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 242016

Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,015 miles


My abs and traction control lights come on. I had it checked back in 2010 by the Pontiac dealership and they diagnosed it as a bad hub. They replaced the FR hub and said it was fixed. Less than a month later the same issue came back up. I did not have money to keep taking back for repairs and drove it like that for another year and the brakes would stutter when braking at slow speeds like it was kicking on the anti lock brake mechanism. The car then sat for three to four years and now am trying to get her back on the road. Any advice or input on what may be wrong.

- , Jacksonville, NC, US

problem #3

Jan 272010

Grand Prix GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Well first my ABS would kick on for no reason at all when I was driving and it was usually when I was going less than 30 mph, then my "service ABS system" light and "service traction control" light would come on. It didn't bother me to much until about a month or two ago when I started to here a ticking sound when I would go to stop and it's only when I'm pushing on my brakes (not hard or anything though) Now it's gotten very repetitive and if I'm slowing down with my foot on the brakes and turning right it makes a horrible clunking noise. I still haven't heard a solution for it or what it could be.I have had this car for less than 2 years and I am very unhappy with it. I would NEVER recommend this car to anyone else. This will be the last pontiac I will ever get.

- , Marion, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182008

Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

I have had the same problem as others, just worse. When it gets cold outside my vehicle will not stay running. You turn the key, the vehicle will start, then shut off giving a "reduced engine power", "service traction system", "ABS error". I have had this in 2 winters in a row for this. I have spent hundreds of dollars and it is still doing it. Right as I speak it is stuck at work doing the same thing. Now I need to have it towed!! Grr.

- , Wadena, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 152007

(reported on)

Grand Prix GT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Traction Control and ABS Break System Lights Come on while driving and disable those items. Seems to do it when it is cold. I do not know if a sensor gets covered with slush or what. The Anti-lock brakes and traction control work right away when the car starts but it ends up not working once I am driving. It is kind of scary since you could be in a middle of a long drive when this happens. There is no telling when these will fail. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this occurs or what the solution can be?

- , Dodgeville, WI, USA

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