Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noise in the rear brakes, is it dangerous?

asked by on

For the last couple thousand miles, the rear brakes on my 2012 Chevrolet Cruze have been making a lot of rough noise which is somewhere between shaking and squeaking. The noise is really annoying and I'm worried that the braking may not be as good as it was before this started. The car just passed 20,000 miles, so it’s fairly new. What part is causing this to happen in both of the rear wheels?

A: Strange noises are always concerning on a v...

Strange noises are always concerning on a vehicle, but especially so when the noise you hear is coming from your brakes. With the limited information provided, it is difficult to determine exactly what is causing the noise without hearing it. I did a little research on your noise issue and I do see a handful of other owners with a similar concern so it is most certainly something that I would recommend looking into with a certified technician. Because the fixes for this problem vary so greatly, and because there are so many variables that go into brakes, it is difficult to narrow the problem down without inspecting the vehicle first hand. Brake concerns can occur with both rear disc and drum brakes. I recommend having a certified professional inspect your braking system to determine which part, or parts, is causing the brake noise.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I know if I have a bad coil or a bad fuel injector?

The easiest way to test for spark is to pull the spark plug boot off of the number 3 cylinder spark plug and install a spark tester. Most auto parts stores have them for a few bucks. The spark plug...

Q: Steering has gotten harder and now the car groans

Depending on when and which the parts you had replaced, there may have been multiple recalls pertaining to your steering system. The newest OEM campaign 14772, dated February 5th 2015, is to replace a torque sensor if it was not...

Q: AC turned off due too high temp level

Running hot can be caused by a number of cooling system issues. If the thermostat is not opening properly, the coolant will not circulate through the engine to the radiator to be cooled. Also, in rare instances, the water pump...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.