Q: SUV rear brake squeaking - 2015 Buick Encore

asked by on

The rear brakes in my SUV are scraping, squeaking, and have reduced the performance of the vehicle. Even though the dealership tried to fix them using identical parts to the original ones, the problem still persists. I only purchased this car last year and within a few months I have taken it in for rear rotors and pads replacements. It has approximately 11,000 miles now. After they replaced the rotors and pads, there was no improvement at all. I was told by the service manager that I would be notified by mail when a fix becomes available. Would you please tell me what you know about these problems and what I should do to get them fixed? Thank you.

You may consider having the brake pads changed with some non-Buick pads (i.e. aftermarket). Based on the number of complaints on this issue, General Motors seems to have a mismatch on brake pad material with this model. This will, unfortunately, be at your expense since brake pads are a "normal wear item", but probably the only solution. A professional mechanic, like a certified technician from YourMechanic, can inspect your breaking system and make the necessary repairs at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. SUV rear brake squeaking - 2015 Buick Encore

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: I don’t know how often I should be replacing brakes

Hello, if the brakes were used to the point to where they started grinding before you took it in for repair, the backing plate might have made contact with the rotors, damaging the surface leading to replacement. Brake rotors also...

Q: The car makes loud shaking/jarring noise when the steering wheel is only slight turned rightward. There is no noise when turning left.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, the noise you are hearing from the rear of the vehicle and the feeling your vehicle has while driving, should be looked at sooner than later. The swaying (fish-tail) action, could be...

Q: Why is there a squeaking noise after an oil change?

Hi, thanks for writing in. It is possible that you could have accidentally spilled a little bit of oil on your serpentine belt. If this is the case, the noise will eventually go away. If it does not, you can...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.