Brake Disc Pads Problems of Buick Lesabre

Buick Lesabre owners have reported 8 problems related to brake disc pads (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Lesabre based on all problems reported for the Lesabre.

car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2003 Buick Lesabre 1
Failure Date: 06/01/2009

Front disc brake pads do not wear evenly. The inboard pad (on both wheels) wears faster than the outboard pad. Problem is, only the outboard pads have the wear alerter. So, if you don't inspect your front brakes frequently, the inboard pad lining can wear completely away without your knowledge, cause damage to the front brake rotor and reduce braking to an unsafe level. I have seen this condition on more than one Buick Lesabre.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 2
Failure Date: 05/11/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. While driving 30 mph, the contact heard a chunking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the brake pads were hard and caused ridges in the rotors. The rotors and brake pads were repaired at the cost of $620. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 68,330 and current mileage was 68,400.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 3
Failure Date: 03/07/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that her vehicle passed inspection. Three months later, she took her vehicle to the dealer for a routine inspection and they stated that the rear rotors were rusted, had split in two, and were hanging down. Between the two inspections, she only has 13,00 miles on the vehicle. The rotors and brake pads were replaced. The contact has possession of the failed component. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The current and failure mileages were 35,600. Updated 04/03/08.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2003 Buick Lesabre 4
Failure Date: 02/08/2006

Noise had occurred upon slowing and braking, so I took it to a dealer. A person from the service department rode with me but the problem did not happen (perhaps due to the light rain). Two days later I made a trip into atlanta. The front brakes sounded as though they were grinding at all speeds. A tire dealer in decatur (nearest my location at the time) replaced both front brake pads and rotors (36,000 miles). The problem is back. Examination of all four brake rotors and pads shows no gouging of the rotor and plenty of pad remaining on all 8 pads; they appear to be practically new (48,000 miles).

car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 5
Failure Date: 09/26/2003

Brake pads are too soft creating black brake dust. The consumer stated because of the saw brakes, the front wheels became covered with black dust.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 6
Failure Date: 10/15/2002

The consumer stated that the 2002 Buick Lesabre was having brake problems. If the road was wet the consumer had to push on the brakes three times to get the vehicle to stop. The consumer took the car back to the dealership three times. The problem was when the weather condition was bad/wet weather. . The salesman drove the car once when it was wet, but the dealer said nothing was wrong. The consumer contacted gm and the bbb. Gm sent a letter back to the consumer. The consumer claimed that the heat did not work in the fall. The heat will go for 3 or 4 days and not work , and then it will. . The consumer believed the pdas were faulty.

car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2001 Buick Lesabre 7
Failure Date: 07/17/2001

Front inner barake pads friction material came loose from backing plate, impeding brake operation.

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car image   Brake Disc Pads problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 8

A thin coat of ice covered the brake pads and rotors which caused the anti-lock brake system (abs) light to illuminate and the brakes to fail.




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