Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Buick Century

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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
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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.
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 ?
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
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!
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??
Pulsation affects the entire vehicle to a noticeable extent. Coming to a smooth stop is now nearly impossible.