Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Pontiac Grand Am

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: 80,558 (20,000–169,212)
11 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
25 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
When I push on the break you can hear a pop and the front struts are bad.everything on my car that I bought a month and a half ago is original except for the water pump which I replaced and the blower motor which I also replaced.what can I do to make my car not make that sound when I break and when I go to start the car,it sometimes doesn't turn over and start and when it does start after not starting,it sounds like its trying really hard to do so...pls help me figure this out.a mechanic said everything is fine ,but I don't think it is.
been vibrating terribly when brakes applied for quite awhile, took in to and replaced rotors and front brakes.
2001 Pontiac Grand Am169,212
I have been having to replace the brake pads and rotors, practically every 6 month's. Yesterday, all of a sudden, I suddenly lost my brakes and couldn't stop. I had a car accident. I do not know if the accelerator stuck in high temperature; or anything else could have happened that----although I hit the brakes, it did not even attempt to stop. Does this has to do with this front rotor- brake pad, problem this car has. Judy
Felt pulsations and could smell something burning. Brought the car into the shop and was told front brake calipers had seized. The mechanic told me this is a fairly common problem since the factor calipers are made from aluminum which doesn't hold up for very long. So in the end had to have new calipers, rotors, and pads put on. I had just had new rotors and pads put on 10,000 miles before. Its not uncommon for this cars to burn through brake pads and rotors every 10,000-20,000 miles.
had to replace all 4 rotors and brakes....all is fine now.
this happened to me once at about 60k, and now again at around 140k
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