Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
44034403A10021689Abs and/or traction off indicators on with dtc c0045 and/or c0050. *kb updated 09-26-07. *kb06/15/2007
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK - CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
07023200910/01/200710023914Information on electronic brake control module set dtc's c0252/c0460 and power steering control module set dtc's c056e/c0460/c0545. *nj02/15/2008
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
PIT-475611/01/200810028186General motors: abs and stabilitrak lights on dtc(s) u0121, c0550, c0186, c0196, c0710, c0252. this concern can be caused by wire harness going to ebcm, chaffing on transmission mount or metal bracket. *pe03/13/2009

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
10/04/201031400
 About three weeks ago, i am driving my kids to school when suddenly there is a warning indicator on my dash saying major braking system failure. upon calling onstar for a diagnosis, they said to check the brake fluid, sure enough, it was empty. i filled it up and continued driving the car after noticing no fluid where the car is mainly parked. in a week's time, the brakes have started getting harder and harder to press and the vehicle not wanting to stop normally. taking it to the dealership, i am told that the fluid leaked out into a reservoir at the bottom of the master cylinder. if that cylinder had broke, no brakes. now, my vehicle has been at the shop for a week because they cannot find the parts needed to remedy this situation. to me it is a safety issue as the car cannot be driven in it's current state although they are still giving me grief as to whether is will be covered under the extended warranty and if they will pay for the rental i am having to use in the meantime.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
02/10/2010242001
 Turning corner (right hand turn) in 3-4 inches of loose snow and the abs light, traction control light and stabilitrac sensor all came on. warning message of service stabilitrac soon displayed on control panel. after parking the car overnight, all warnings except abs were off and abs warning light went off after approximately 2 minutes. this has happened at least once a year for all three years i have owned the vehicle. it was repaired at the dealership where i purchased it twice and i was told there was nothing wrong once since the lights went off before i was able to get it to the dealer. also intermittently seems to have a power drain for no reason and with no warning lights appearing on the dash display. *tr
05/12/20071201
 2007 pontiac torrent (chevrolet equinox) shutters and abs brakes malfunction during heavy rain storms. shuttering feeling is very pronounced, entire drive train shakes. this complaint is similar or identical to opi # 10230804 and 10211398. it has occurred since the car was new, about 20 times, car now has 51,000 miles. multiple dealer returns could not duplicate. *tr
05/16/200710001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 pontiac torrent. the contact stated that while using the double cup holder, the emergency brake was no longer accessible. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was designed in that manner. the current mileage was 13,000 and failure mileage was 1,000. updated 09/16/08 *bf the consumer stated when he applied the brake, it travelled below the gas pedal. updated 09/22/08. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/22/200713000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2007 pontiac torrent. the contact was very disappointed that the manufacturer would not repair her vehicle. while driving 30 mph she heard a popping noise. she took the vehicle to an authorized dealer after being inspected was informed that the noise was the antilock brakes informing her that it was working. the contact obtained a second opinion from another dealer and they informed her that they would just keep an eye on it. usually when it rains the contact does not hear the noise. the contact called her state attorney general and they informed her to call the highway safety patrol. the failure mileage was 13,000. the current mileage was 27,300.
10/19/2007403/24/2007
 During heavy rain while driving on the highway, the abs system engaged without any use of the brakes causing the car to pull from side to side as the abs system applied alternating brakes. this repeated at least 4 times during a 1.5 to 2 hour highway drive. once off the highway at a lower speed the problem did not happen again. i brought the car into the dealer for service. they could not identify and did not try to recreate the problem. i have avoided highway driving in heavy rain and have not had the problem again. when taking the car in to the dealer for an oil change the other day, they insisted on installing a black box with red button. the system is masking taped to the dash of my car and the button is in my cup holder. i have been instruct to press the red button if the problem happens again. however, if it does happen i must keep both hands on the wheel. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
07/16/2007500407/09/2007
 The date is the first incident, had several after that. i owned the vehicle 8 days when the stabilization, traction control, anti-lock brake lights came on, so i took it to the dealer, they said it was a speed sensor, they would order part. i took it back to get it fixed, 30 minutes later same problem again, lights came on, so i went back, they assured me they fixed it and it was a quote lights only issue. a month later took it back again and low and behold the same code came up again, so either they fixed a bad part with a bad part or else they didn't really fix it. it also had been running in all wheel drive the whole time, which they told me it wasn't the first time. i still didn't feel safe so took it to a different dealer and they checked and said the steering computer needed reprogrammed, but on mygmlink.com it said they replaced the steering computer and the gas cap. here it is 02/06/08 and another issue came up, dead battery. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
11/22/20060111/20/2006
 Pontiac torrent(2007 yr only) right rear flexible brake line hose to rr disc brake caliper has over a 100 degree bend with no play. as wheel assembly hits bumps this hose will fail in time causing rear brake failure. i advised gm service manager on 11/22/06 and he was going to advise gm engineering,w/on line report. *nm