Squealing 2018 Brakes

akruzer48

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I have a 2018 Enclave with about 17,000 miles on it. When backing the brakes squeal so loud you need to cover your ears. I've taken it to two dealers and they just say it's common with these cars and there's no fix. I find that hard to believe. Anyone else experienced this? I don't want to change pads myself and hurt my warranty but it's getting embarrassing when the entire parking lot turns to look at what's making so much noise.
 

MelsRegal

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did either of those dealers look at the TSB's, technical service bulletin? It took seconds to find it.
NHTSA ID Number: 10163218
Manufacturer Communication Number: 17NA217
Summary
This technical bulletin provides a procedure to apply grease to the shims on the front brake pads to correct a condition of Squeal Noise Originating from Front Brakes During Brake Apply.
 

akruzer48

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Apparently they didn't, or chose to talk through the problem rather than fix it. I will certainly bring this to their attention. Thank you for the information!
 

G-717924

Did this fix your problem? I have the same thing with my 2018 Buick Enclave.
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TEpps

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I’m having the same issue with my ‘18 Enclave. Brakes squeak for the first 10 mins of driving in any weather condition. Took it to the dealership twice and they say there’s nothing they can do. Really aggravating when paying so much for a car to have everyone stare at you in parking lots.
 

akruzer

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It certainly does draw attention. The noise is back on our Enclave/Avenir as well. The fix lasted about a month before it came back. I would think Buick would want to fix this as it isn't the best sales gimmick.
 

G-262573

I have a 2018 Enclave as well. The squeaking brakes are horrible. Was also told nothing they can do. This was my 3rd Enclave as I’ve always liked the car. I just received a notice to renew my lease for a new 2020 for only $75 more a month. I told them they are crazy if they think I’ll pay more to risk another squeaky car for 3 years. 2 other Enclave owners I know have the same problem. Imagine it will hurt resales.
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G-420558

I have a 2018 Enclave with about 17,000 miles on it. When backing the brakes squeal so loud you need to cover your ears. I've taken it to two dealers and they just say it's common with these cars and there's no fix. I find that hard to believe. Anyone else experienced this? I don't want to change pads myself and hurt my warranty but it's getting embarrassing when the entire parking lot turns to look at what's making so much noise.
I also have a 2018 Enclave with the same issue. I’ve taken it to the dealer twice and they say it’s not the brake pads so there’s nothing they can do. I would love to hear if someone has a solution to this! I’m tired to people staring at me in parking lots.
 

jeepgrady

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Tell your dealer to look up the attached TSB. I had my dealer perform it last week on my 18 Avenir which I've owned since January 2018.
 

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robmack

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I have this exact same problem, it is so annoying, literally everyone staring at us in parking lots and when we pull in and out of our driveway. It is a 2018 with very low KMs (less than 10K). I am in Canada. We called our dealership and they said its not a recall on the car so it will cost to fix it. I called GM Canada, they tried telling me I'm out of warranty (when I am not even close to being out of warranty), than they told me the TSB just give the dealership instructions on how to fix it, but I still have to pay for it. The TSB says repairs for this TSB may be covered under the vehicle's New Limited bumper-bumper warranty but apparently that means nothing to anybody. Any tips on what I can do? I think I am done with buying GM cars.
 

Buick#4

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At 16,000 miles, so far I have not experienced squealing. You should call GM again. Perhaps you will get a different CS representative with some compassion. That should not be happening.
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jeepgrady

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I have this exact same problem, it is so annoying, literally everyone staring at us in parking lots and when we pull in and out of our driveway. It is a 2018 with very low KMs (less than 10K). I am in Canada. We called our dealership and they said its not a recall on the car so it will cost to fix it. I called GM Canada, they tried telling me I'm out of warranty (when I am not even close to being out of warranty), than they told me the TSB just give the dealership instructions on how to fix it, but I still have to pay for it. The TSB says repairs for this TSB may be covered under the vehicle's New Limited bumper-bumper warranty but apparently that means nothing to anybody. Any tips on what I can do? I think I am done with buying GM cars.


Assuming that you are still under warranty, The TSB should bw performed at no cost to you. If the dealer is giving you a hard time, go to a different dealer.
 

Princessgenji

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I have a 2018 Enclave as well. The squeaking brakes are horrible. Was also told nothing they can do. This was my 3rd Enclave as I’ve always liked the car. I just received a notice to renew my lease for a new 2020 for only $75 more a month. I told them they are crazy if they think I’ll pay more to risk another squeaky car for 3 years. 2 other Enclave owners I know have the same problem. Imagine it will hurt resales.
Yep, we bought the 2020 Enclave and the brakes squeak embarrassingly!
 

Jeana

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I have a 2018 Enclave with about 17,000 miles on it. When backing the brakes squeal so loud you need to cover your ears. I've taken it to two dealers and they just say it's common with these cars and there's no fix. I find that hard to believe. Anyone else experienced this? I don't want to change pads myself and hurt my warranty but it's getting embarrassing when the entire parking lot turns to look at what's making so much noise.
I have the same problem. 2018 Buick Enclave, only mine has always squealed when brakes applied especially at first. Does not have to be backing. I've had it looked at and they tell me the same thing, brakes are excellent, no worries, no fix. I too find that hard to believe. For a $50,000 plus vehicle to squeal like that, its very embarrassing. I love my Enclave but hate that part of it! There must be something that can be done???
 

PFindley

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My 2020 Enclave is headed to the shop as we speak for the same issue. Just bought the car last month. Brakes squeal LOUDLY when going in forward or reverse. It's ridiculous. Also have a check engine light that won't go off. Otherwise, I love the car. But I sold my 2010 Toyota Avalon that was in perfect shape for this embarrassment.
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schwartzster

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Had this same problem with a newly-purchased 2018. Dealership (non-GM) looked up the TSB and replaced the pads and shims at no cost.
 
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