Car Problem Reports

Saturn SL Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

Saturn SL Problem
16 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 110,166 mi (61,500 mi - 175,000 mi)


Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

  • Visitor, , 61,500 mi

    My mechanic said the right front brake wasn't working properly; the rotors weren't contacting the rim. They replaced the rotor and said it works okay now. They said it made a noise that they could hear, but I didn't hear it.

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    This has been happening since day one. For some reason the rotors become warped over time before they need replacement.

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  • plep, , 94,000 mi

    I feel a wobble or a skip in front rotors even after a brand new full brake job.

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  •  Rookie

    Front brake rotor is warped and causes serious pulsating and shaking when I need to use the brakes. We did the brakes on the car and tried to replace the rotors at same time as pads, but we can't get the rotor off. It is too rusted and doesn't budge, so we have to put up with the shaking until the car dies I guess.

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