Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Buick Rendezvous

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 96,137 (17,000–200,000)
6 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007
35 people reported this problem
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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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!