1991 Chrysler Imperial 3.3 liter from North America
Worst ABS brake system ever made!
The power brake system had a recall in 2004. The car was taken to the dealer for the recall service. Was told it needed some other brake problems, that should be fixed. Ended up paying nearly $700. Brakes never did work very well. In 2005 the power brake electric booster motor started to run every time the brakes were touched. Brakes were very soft. But the brake pedal would pump up. Found out that the brake master cylinder was bad. Was given a price of about $30 for the brake master cylinder at several local parts stores. But they did not match the one on the car at all. Contacted the dealer and was told that the brake master cylinder would be $1200 and they were on back order. The only parts of the brake master cylinder that were bad were a few O-rings worth about $10. But the O-rings were not available from the dealer or from any other sources that I tried.
So the only fix was to pay the $1200 just to get the $10 worth of actual bad parts. The regional office refused to help with the cost at all. Even though this brake system has been known to be bad since shortly after this model was sold.
Has a nice ride, very smooth.
Had no problems with 3.3 Liter engine or transmission.
Did have problems with the factory alarm going off for no reason. And sometimes the power trunk would just pop open.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2006
11th Jan 2010, 23:28
You had a Taurus and you were complaining about this car? I can't see how, as this is a far superior car in every way. The ABS system used on these cars has a secret hidden warranty for lifetime. Found this online.
15th Nov 2017, 07:43
Late reply. The Bendix 10 brake system recall is life time with no regard to owner and it also pays the owner for repairs owner paid for. It is enforced by the FTC because it is a warranty not a recall. I got $1700 back. Go get your $$$$.