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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Squeaky Brakes...

I understand having squeaky breaks overnight if the car is kept outside due to weather conditions is normal BUT my Traverse is garage kept and we still get the very loud/high pitched squeaky brakes for the initial 1-2min ride. Mileage is at 9k. The sound also happens after getting gas and/or making a quick stop at the grocery store etc. Anyone else experiencing this??

Cheap factory pads?? Still plenty of life on the pads too. Dirt/dust buildup??


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Kept outside in moist/rainy conditions the rotors get a thin layer of surface rust which will growl, not screech, the first few stops. Cheap pads usually don't screech, because they have softer surfaces and wear out quicker



Often a high pitched screeching is the result of two mirrored surfaces in contact. Sounds like pads did not break-in in properly, could be too many hard stops and/or riding brake heat glazed the pads and they screech when in contact with the rotor.


Pulling and scuffing the pads and rotor surfaces will at least provide a temporary, or possibly permanent fix depending on pad surface condition. If not permanent ....new pads and skinning the rotors.
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Kept outside in moist/rainy conditions the rotors get a thin layer of surface rust which will growl, not screech, the first few stops. Cheap pads usually don't screech, because they have softer surfaces and wear out quicker


Often a high pitched screeching is the result of two mirrored surfaces in contact. Sounds like pads did not break-in in properly, could be too many hard stops and/or riding brake heat glazed the pads and they screech when in contact with the rotor.


Pulling and scuffing the pads and rotor surfaces will at least provide a temporary, or possibly permanent fix depending on pad surface condition. If not permanent ....new pads and skinning the rotors.
I'm always amused to get behind someone who drives with "both feet." They'll go miles down the road with their left foot on the brake. I'm sure they then bitch about the car manufacturer when they need new brakes at 25K miles!

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I believe there is a technical service bulletin on the brakes. There is a thread on that on the traverse Facebook page.


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