Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Buick Century

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.

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Average mileage: 77,186 (11,019–153,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003
21 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
1995 Buick Century80,000
pulsation while braking. anti-lock light on
1995 Buick Century89,000
buick century special, when I apply brakes pulsation (shaking and engine turns off sometimes) and my abs light is on. new brakes and front rotters about 1yrs old and mileage 89000. how can I fix this ?
2003 Buick Century11,019
I have replaced both rotors and rubber brake hoses , rotors 3 times in the last 64,000 miles there should definitely be a recall on the issue
1999 Buick Century102,000
problem with shuddering on use of brakes at about 40mph. Replaced brake pads/ rotors... Fine at first, slowly started having the same issue, getting much worse with time. No driving at slow pace 5-34 mph without shaking. So annoying!
1990 Buick Century26,000
Brakes pulsating during normal braking when decelerating between 45 mph and up. Pulsating subsides when deceleration reaches 30 mph. Solution was to turn up stereo to 80 percent of capacity and pretend I'm driving off road... How do I really iron out my wrinkled stops??
I began to have a pulsation when I started to brake at 90,000 miles. I made the logical decision to have my brakes replaced (rotors and calipers as well), still no avail.
1999 Buick Century153,000
Pulsating brk pedal goin to change rotors n pads
1993 Buick Century98,000
Pulsation affects the entire vehicle to a noticeable extent. Coming to a smooth stop is now nearly impossible.
1994 Buick Century71,000
Have changed theme twice in two years
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