Pontiac Bonneville 1995 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
53501409/01/1995445802Abs adn traction off indicator lamps come on. *sd1996-04-25
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST
97050173501905/01/199753015When brakes are depressed force or engine load may affect and cause various noises. *yc1997-11-06

Pontiac Bonneville 1995 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
11/20/199806/01/1998
 No summary provided by consumer
10/15/1998104/01/1995
 The pressure modulator valve controls the traction control system. the dealer stated that the vehicle will not pass state inspection if this part is not replaced at a cost of over $700.00 for parts & labor
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
04/15/200282449
 The transmission failed at ~76,000 miles. replaced at gm dealer with a remanufactured gm unit. 06/23/2001. brake failure - warning light at 81,728 miles. replaced master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders. antilock brakes have always behaved strangely at times but have never failed to stop the car in a reasonable distance. 09/22/2001. engine failure at 82,449 miles. replacement engine installed at independent repair shop for $1400.00. . repair leaking genuine gm replacement transmission. side cover leaks severely, dealer advises out of warranty period and repair cost of $300+ for side pan gasket. problem solved at local transmission shop (mr. transmission) for $92.95. in addition the following no longer function or function improperly: fuel gauge does not work, refill based on mileage driven. also the fuel pump whines very noticeably, can be heard plainly in the vehicle over the radio. cost for repair of both at dealer: $600+ depending on parts required. steering wheel controls for the radio do not function. automatic headlight control will not turn headlights off after turning them on. result - battery replacement. now leave the control in the off position. spring loaded center console door latch failed causing console door to remain open. replaced console door and two vents that had broken for $124.66. console door latch failed approximately one year later (same failure). removed door spring so door now stays closed. drivers side door lock jams when using key fob, have to use passenger side door. no longer use key fob, door unlocks properly when using the key. within the past year the paint has began to peel on the top of the rear quarter panels and roof. i had a flat tire and went to retrieve the jack, which is located in the passenger side of the trunk. the jack is stored in a plastic case that is bolted to a bracket. only one weld was made during manufacture allowing the bracket to break loose. the jack case now just lies in trunk.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
01/09/20010
 When it is cold abs brakes lock up. they do not release after letting go of the brakes. consumer has had an accident because of abs brake failure. *ak
09/01/20002
 Car dies while at stop and while driving-first replaced ? and 2nd the crankshaft; brakes feel like locking up when applying for stop; rpms go from 2 to 31/2 after driving a while at about 70mph*ak
09/13/2000202/01/1997
 Anti-lock breakes locked up while attempting to stop at a red light,the vehicle slid to the right and would not stop,and i slid through the red light.no accident or injuries occured.road conditions at the time were wet from a shower. *ak
09/13/2000202/01/1997
 Anti-lock breakes locked up while attemptind to stop at a red light,the vehicle slid to the right and would not stop,and i slid through the red light.no accident or injuries occured.road conditions were wet from a shower.
04/02/1999104/01/1999
 Gm tsb describes the exact condition and cure.gm would not help with repair. the problem was a defective part ,the repair was to install a part that has a different maching process and harder valves. *ak
11/09/1999201/01/1996
 The problem started about 2 weeks ago, car took off and brakes were as hard as a rock, the only way to control car was to put in neutral. this last time i was on a freeway in southern calif. and the car took off again and i ended off the freeway in a vacant field to stop the car. i was afraid of going into a residental area. the first incident was reported and the car was checked out at a local gm dealership, and nothing was found. the car is there now again and they have found nothing. the car has an extended warranty and they have had it for 3 days.oddly enough when i called aaa to tow me out of the field this last time the dispatcher stated that her mom's buick does the same thing. gm is making it sound like this is unheard of and they have no idea what is going on, yet on the internet there seems to be other cases. *ak
 When the brakes were applied under normal road conditions, they did not immediately respond, causing extended stopping distance and resulting in a collision at 55 mph. dealer was not notified. *ak *ml
09/25/1998
 Abs brake problems; when owner took vehicle to a mechanic to check the abs system after warning light came on, owner was told that the pressure modulator valve assembly needed replacing. *ak
03/30/1998409/30/1995
 Abs brake failure. also, replaced spark plugs wires.
01/26/1998109/19/1994
 Brakes failed, causing accident.
10/01/1997105/01/1995
 Anti-lock brake computer unit failed.
10/31/19971
 While driving 60 mph the abs braking system malfunctioned, causing the pedal to the floor which caused extended stopping distance, causing a severe accident. *ak one person was injured in the accident. *slc
 All year around weather the abs anti-lock failed when apply the brake . tt
06/29/1995
 Abs system failure, abs warning light comes on, traction controls disengage. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
04/12/2004702/17/2003
 I have had this car for just over 1 year, i have had to replace the front breaks 3 times and the rotors 2 times and the calipers 2 times, also the passenger rear wheel cylinder has had to be replaced 4 times and needs to be replaced again, also the drivers side wheel cylinder is in need of repair, all 4 doors will not unlock with the remote and the drivers door will not lock with remote, on third battery for this car and there is still a short somewhere causing a fluxation in the volt meter if the blinker is on, antilock break light will come on and off and breaks have failed several times and make a loud niose if slipping, also have had to replace spark plugs almost every other month and heater blower will come on and off at will. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
 While driving 60 mph vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. when appyling the brakes, pedal became very hard and resisted application. cause unknown. please give any further details. *ak
01/26/1998102/01/1995
 Brakes failed resulting in a vehicle collision, violent deployment of air bag, exploding into windshield with no protection to consumer. 532918 dup of 533261; posted on 09-07-1999. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
04/12/2004702/17/2003
 I have had this car for just over 1 year, i have had to replace the front breaks 3 times and the rotors 2 times and the calipers 2 times, also the passenger rear wheel cylinder has had to be replaced 4 times and needs to be replaced again, also the drivers side wheel cylinder is in need of repair, all 4 doors will not unlock with the remote and the drivers door will not lock with remote, on third battery for this car and there is still a short somewhere causing a fluxation in the volt meter if the blinker is on, antilock break light will come on and off and breaks have failed several times and make a loud niose if slipping, also have had to replace spark plugs almost every other month and heater blower will come on and off at will. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
04/12/2004702/17/2003
 I have had this car for just over 1 year, i have had to replace the front breaks 3 times and the rotors 2 times and the calipers 2 times, also the passenger rear wheel cylinder has had to be replaced 4 times and needs to be replaced again, also the drivers side wheel cylinder is in need of repair, all 4 doors will not unlock with the remote and the drivers door will not lock with remote, on third battery for this car and there is still a short somewhere causing a fluxation in the volt meter if the blinker is on, antilock break light will come on and off and breaks have failed several times and make a loud niose if slipping, also have had to replace spark plugs almost every other month and heater blower will come on and off at will. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - WHEEL CYLINDERS
08/01/2005478004
 1995 pontiac bonneville experienced brake failure as a result of the rear wheel brake cylinders leaking. *mr erratic braking, swerving and the anti lock problems occurred due to the leakage. both rear cylinders were leaking. *sc
04/12/2004702/17/2003
 I have had this car for just over 1 year, i have had to replace the front breaks 3 times and the rotors 2 times and the calipers 2 times, also the passenger rear wheel cylinder has had to be replaced 4 times and needs to be replaced again, also the drivers side wheel cylinder is in need of repair, all 4 doors will not unlock with the remote and the drivers door will not lock with remote, on third battery for this car and there is still a short somewhere causing a fluxation in the volt meter if the blinker is on, antilock break light will come on and off and breaks have failed several times and make a loud niose if slipping, also have had to replace spark plugs almost every other month and heater blower will come on and off at will. *ak
09/27/2000201/01/1996
 Rear left wheel cylinder leaking and was replaced for a second time first time replaced at 19,725 miles, at that time both rear wheel cylinders were replaced under warranty (1/98), now on 9/27/00 the extended warranty only covers replaced the failed part, my concern is shouldn't they replace both wheel cylinders at the same time, especially from a safety perspective, the dealership and gm warranty people are telling me it's not necessary to replace both wheel cylinders, replacing one is ok and doesn't pose a threat for safety. is this true and i am concerned that one wheel cyclinder became defective again only after 23000 miles were put on the car, this concerns me. thanks
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
09/01/199901/01/1998
 The body control module that works the door locks and windows. the clutch on the air conditioner. replaced that then the compressor went out. the radio quit . its had a roar in the rear end ever since we got it. they cannot find the problem. the gauges for heat , speed, rpms,oil, etc. go back and forth when you start the engine then when they stop they don't read correctly. speed doesn't read right. master cyclinder went out 2 times.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - POWER ASSIST - HYDRAULIC - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
1
 The inlet control valve assembly failed causing loss of the abs system and traction control. mjs