NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
160 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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2002 Pontiac Sunfire brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 252002

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 370 miles


Air conditioner loud noise while on, ABS rattling when stopping in non wet weather. Popping while turning right. Headlamps don't always turn on when switch is engaged. Engine noise as if something is wrong with lifters.

- Sauk Village, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 022004

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 250 miles
Memorial day 2003, when coming to a quick stop a loud gringing noise; this was intermittent and the car went to dealer a number of times since; this has happened 13 times in 15 months; most recently on August 2, 2004, that same noise and the steering was lost/tires locked. Immediately brought it to the dealer who did a 1 mile test drive and stated the car was fine and needed the rotors turned and brake pad replacement. This does not account for loss of steering or tires locking up.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 162002

Sunfire 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
When the brakes are depressed in the rain they will skid. Vehicle experienced this problem over thirty times since 2002.

- Jamesville, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 022002


  • miles
Turned in driveway and the brakes would not work and I went thru the garage door. Brakes would not work and I had my foot on the pedal. I called a wrecker and had it towed to the dealer where I bought this car. They drove it and checked the fluid, said they checked the brakes but I assume they did not get inside the brake system. This could of had been a larger problem if I was on the highway and could not stop. I know my foot was on the peddle..please check into this. I don't even want to get back into this car it scares me.

- Oakwood, IL, USA

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