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I purchased my 2013 Encore August 2013, and have had the brake squeal backing up since the beginning. Seems that enough of us have this, is NOT rust or dust !
Just to give one positive post. My 2013 Encore Premium is now 18 months old with 16,000 miles and no screeching brakes ever, no misaligned washer jets (they wash the windshield perfectly), no odd noises in the cabin, no problems at all. When I took it in to have the seat welds checked, I was in and out without an appointment in 15 minutes. When new there was a very tiny leak of transmission fluid that was fixed and hasn't leaked since. When I had a rattle in the rear, the dealer had the car in twice trying to find it. Adjusted the exhaust system which helped for a short while and finally found that the problem wasn't Buick's at all. It was my trailer hitch that was designed with not enough clearance and rattled/knocked on just the right bumps. They did a modification that fixed it and now all is silent. The charge for all the hours they spent on this rattle that wasn't their fault? $0/nada. They did it for nothing!We've yet to order the 2015 as want to be extra certain before going back to GM, so I keep visiting Encore forums...
I don't enjoy reading of dealerships telling Encore owners that minor issues, like screeching brakes, are "normal to this model".
I don't want a new car with screeching brakes, misaligned washer jets that miss the windshield & odd noises in the cabin etc.
It's anyone's guess if the above have been corrected on the 2015. One would certainly hope Buick would care enough to.
The above issues are not life-threatening, they are just annoying.
This screeching noise sounds like metal on metal. This could be a problem long after the warranty expires. I would not let it continue. Get it fixed now.I don't care if it does it for a few times after sitting all night, as long as the brakes work. The noise goes away after using them a few times.
The brakes are screeching now EVERY time that I backup. It happens during all weather conditions. This NEVER happens when I move forward. Some screeching is only short spurts but others last several seconds.Today, me dealer replaced the rear brake rotors and pads (under warranty of course). One person at the dealership told me that GM authorized this but another said that the they (the dealer) did it for good customer relations. This should stop the screeching brakes. I will see if that is the case.
For the last week, I have been pumping the brake pedal several times before backing up. I do backup several times a day in morning afternoon and evening. I have not heard any noise from the brakes since. Why does this stop the screeching? Again, the brake noise happened in both wet and dry weather conditions so moisture on the brakes was not a cause.I have a 2013 Encore. Most of the time, when I backup the rear brakes (I think) screech. This has been happening in both wet and dry weather. It started about several months ago. I received the car in July 2013.
The dealer thinks is normal when disks are dirty, but as I said it just started a few months ago. Anyone else have this?