Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Saturn SL1

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: 142,942 (85,000–206,000)
12 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
16 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
1999 Saturn SL1206,000
About every 2 months i have to replace my brake pads and shoes as well as pay to get my rotors turned. It is getting ridiculous, i even replaced my calipers and CV shafts last time. 2 days later i had squealing breaks and vibrations again with reduced brake capacity.
2000 Saturn SL185,000
The stearing wheel and brake pedal would vibrate and make noise whenever it was pressed on while driving. We replaced the rotors, brake pads and drums and it has stopped.
2000 Saturn SL1135,768
brakes sound like metal on metal and vibrate and pulse when breaking
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