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Author Topic: Rear Brake Noise on a 2011 Traverse FWD with 5,000 miles  (Read 5141 times)
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« on: June 20, 2011, 02:05:05 PM »

Has anyone experienced a problem with rear brake noise ?  I had worked done by a local dealer for two visits and on the third I was made aware of a GM "do not fix" policy. GM has engineers working on the problem but nothing has been decided on at this time for the proper repair.  I must admit the noise is irritating.  

In an effort to review the problem I found out that my right rear piston is made of a non- metallic material like a phenolic material used by Chrysler in the mid 70's. At that time it was a bad choice of material for a brake piston.  

Does anyone have any comments on a cure from their dealership service manager?

The 2011 Traverse now has 6500 miles and it still makes noise. The noise generated is at medium pedal pressure  at stops from 35 to 40 mph.  The dealer did resurface and trued the rear rotors but the problem still exists. The service bulletin (4/22/2011) is PIT 5084 which discribes the noise as a squeak, squeal,hoot and rub noise.  It covers 2010 to 2011 Traverse,Enclave, and Acadia.  The noise is being blamed on the disc pad material.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 02:52:52 PM »

you saying that withing 5000 miles- you had it in 3 times for the same issue? the brake noise?

What kind of noise?

Ive seen post on noise- but its usually on higher mileage pads.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 10:50:22 AM »

you saying that withing 5000 miles- you had it in 3 times for the same issue? the brake noise?

What kind of noise?

Ive seen post on noise- but its usually on higher mileage pads.

The 2011 Traverse has now 6500 miles and it still makes noise. The noise generated is at medium pedal pressure  at stops from 35 to 40 mph.  The dealer did resurface and trued the rear rotors with the problem still exists. The service bulletin (4/22/2011) is PIT 5084 which discribes the noise as a squeak, squeal,hoot and rub noise.  It covers 2010 to 2011 Traverse,Enclave, and Acadia.  The noise is being blamed on the disc pad material.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 12:16:16 PM »

I had a similar issue with my '09 Malibu, but there was nothing the dealership said they can do about it. I ended up keeping the factory rotors and replacing the pads with Wagner ThermoQuiets and haven't had an issue since. The factory pads are the cheap stuff, the premium pads made a night and day difference in noise and stopping power. Beer
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 01:59:55 PM »

I replaced my front pads with Akebono pads - bought them through Advanced Auto Parts.

http://www.akebonobrakes.com/aftermarket/proact/ceramic_disc_pads/index.html

Great performing and low, low dust.  No noises at all. 

These pads have been on my Saturn Outlook for 13k miles with no issues.
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 09:07:04 AM »

I believe I have heard the same noise you are describing, on my Traverse as well. Although, I believe mine to be coming from the front, passenger side caliber or brake pads. I only notice this on an easy to moderate stop, and not all of the time. It's almost like the humidity or something has to be exactly right. Anyways, I haven't noticed any obvious wear problems, or even any diminish in brake performance, so I have ignored it, as it's only seldom heard, and not terribly loud. I already know that I will be replacing the pads with ceramics when needed anyways, and with our amount of city driving, this will probably be in another 2 years, or 10-12,000 miles.

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 10:57:18 AM »

odd i have 5623 miles on my 11 and no noise at all.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 02:35:11 PM »

Yes I have it on my 2011 also more so in harder braking situations its like a pulse rubbing binding, sound, mine is right rear also. It started at about that same milage, I have 8500mi on the Truck now. Its very annoying and is starting to make me feel like the Truck is of lessor quality now. Every GM car I have owned has had some sort of brake issue ticks me off.
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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 04:08:43 PM »

I haven't reached 5,000 miles yet, but reading in the other Lambda forums once the pads are replaced the noise disappear. If it starts to do it I'm replacing the pads.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 04:49:47 PM »

I have had two Traverses and both  have made noise.  One was a 2010 LT, and the current is a 2011 LTZ.
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