Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Buick Rendezvous

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: 99,178 (17,000–200,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
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2004 Buick Rendezvous 120,000 mi,
Bad grinding sound when I put o the brakes for the first time after I start it. It goes away for a lil bit and will sometimes do it when putting on my brakes to stop in a slow manner.
i have replaced my brakes several times and rotors to in the time ive had my car. always something going on with my brakes and rotors. i dont travel or venture far. just back and forth to my small trip to work and small task i have to do . but getting sick and tired of the maintenace with the brakes and rotors always giving me problem every other year!!!
2007 Buick Rendezvous 75,000 mi,
Front brakes feel like they are pulsating when applied. Starts off as a rubbing sound, and in time if not repaired goes to a pulsation. Have had new brakes and rotors installed and works fine for a year or so then starts same noise again. One mechanic said the caliper was freezing up. Now I am looking to find out how to prevent caliper from freezing up.
2002 Buick Rendezvous 200,000 mi,
Pulsating feeling from brakes, especially noticeable when slowing down from high speeds (highways)
2004 Buick Rendezvous 160,000 mi,
The grinding, the anti lock light comes off and on and sometimes it feels like it's not going to stop.
Have replaced brakes and rotors, tire rods and arms(?) . Brakes still grind in morning when back out of garage. Does it also at stop signs, etc. but not all the time. Service traction system light comes on but have been told it is a sensor.
2002 Buick Rendezvous 128,640 mi,
When I press on the brake petal my brakes grind on dry surface I changed my pads rotos
2007 Buick Rendezvous 65,000 mi,
replaced pads and rotors, front, very pulsating!
2007 Buick Rendezvous 30,600 mi,
grinding brakes from seized calipers. Replaced calipers & rotors.
2005 Buick Rendezvous 73,000 mi,
front rotors were warped last year had them turned at a shop now the rear rotors are warped bad and have to be replaced. Also front wheel bearings are toast and needed replacing as well as all fuel lines and fuel filter. Worst vehicle ever owned when it comes to brake wear and maintenance.
2004 Buick Rendezvous 113,000 mi,
brake pad on front of car. one of my friend js going to fix it, would like to know a fair price to paid him
2005 Buick Rendezvous 101,000 mi,
we feel the same descripctions.
2003 Buick Rendezvous 138,000 mi,
they sold the car to me with the anti-lock brakes not working at 133,000 miles, it now has 138,000 and the pads are wearing thin. I've only had the car 4 months.
2006 Buick Rendezvous 17,000 mi,
Brake problem since I owned it. There is a TSB on it and will be resurfaced under warranty. Still didn't fix problem after taking to dealership. I replaced it myself with new Wagner rotors and new brake pads. No more problems!
2004 Buick Rendezvous 45,000 mi,
The front roters were so warped I had to replace everything.