Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Pontiac Sunfire

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

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Average mileage: 131,360 (65,000–230,000)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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Changed my front pads and rotors. Worked fine. After a week ot two I tried to brake and front brakes like lock up. Has happened more than once. Was told I ride the brake too much. I don't. Was told the brakes got hot warped the rotor. What can be causing this?
1999 Pontiac Sunfire 210,000 mi,
I had the same problem of pulsating brakes / brake pedal. I replaced the front rotors and went to ceramic brake pads to reduce the heat. I haven't had a problem since. I hope this idea though a little more expensive will help someone with the similar problem. I have decided if the problem returns I will go with a slotted / cross drilled rotor with the ceramic pads again.
1996 Pontiac Sunfire 150,000 mi,
very jerky when brakes are applied
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 138,800 mi,
heard the brakes grinding on drivers side,changed rotors and brakes and now have pulsing in pedal very hard to stop pedal is sometimes soft sometimes its hard. uneven wear on new rotor cannot figure out the problem, still not fixed
2004 Pontiac Sunfire 68,000 mi,
I've gotten my front brake pads replaced, but I still experience the pulsations.
had this happen to me as well was just that i got ripped off at some auto place (b4 i found the one im at now) they said they did the rotors (being young and female and knowing anything about cars had no clue)anyways so my rotors went quite a while with wear and tear and was like i was in a rocking chair when on the brakes just had a friend do my brakes and rotors (for $120 with parts which i was more than happy with)and havent had a problem with them yet was one problem i didnt have to fix more than once :)
2000 Pontiac Sunfire 85,800 mi,
brakes pulsate and are grabby. Will replace soon