really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Sep 152001


  • miles
Brake pad on right rear (outboard pad) was on rivets and suddenly grinding into rotor with no warning. Only one pad was worn completely out- the pedal dropped and stopping distance was affected. All of the other pads have quite a bit of material left on them-about 25000 miles worth.(the car is all highway miles- approx 100 a day) why are there are no wear warning sensors on any of these brake pads- that should be a safety issue.there was a brake master cyclinder recall, but we have not been notified if this car is affected. The caliper is not seized. The piston on that caliper slid back freely as did the slider sleeves. There may be a safety defect here- the rest of the pads are fine with a lot of material left. The dome light is very distracting-especially at night as it is intermittent and illuminates at random times-no rhyme or reason. Dealer can not duplicate-so of course-no fix yet. The light will come on briefly and then go out just as quick. It doesn't matter if you are turning or just driving straight ahead- I can not seem to find any pattern, but it is a safety problem as an unsuspecting person may be startled and have an accident.there must be an electrical short somewhere. Car bought from doan Dodge in rochester, but I will be taking to closer dealer (barry)as we have moved.I had to replace the brakes and rotors, but I have saved the parts. The car is all highway miles, and it is not simpily that the brakes are worn. The rest are ok, just one worn completely down into rivets.

- Brockport, NY, USA