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: Brake Squeal??


alk3997
04-14-2004, 10:56 AM
Does anyone else have a brake squeal problem? I'm over 4,000 miles and still cannot get rid of the squeal. Sometimes it isn't there but there are also times when it is very loud, particularly when the temperatures are in 70/80 range.

Just wondering if anyone else had this and how it was corrected?

Quixotic
04-14-2004, 10:57 AM
No brake squeel here...

1_XLR
04-14-2004, 12:03 PM
YES big problem
however mine has just developed at about 3500 miles
never had it before, need to have it looked at

migsgig
05-30-2004, 09:39 PM
I'm having consistent brake squealing after driving for an hour or so Daily!! I have just reached 5K and it is getting louder everyday! Has anybody had this problem? If so, have you taken it to the dealer for diagnostic check? I would appreciate any feedback !!
migsgig
:banghead

mswaim
05-31-2004, 07:53 AM
Mine is near 3 thousand and the squeal is getting worse for me too.

BUDSVET
05-31-2004, 09:24 PM
I have 4300 miles and I don't hear any thing, of course I'm hard of hearing. :jester

fredw
06-04-2004, 08:16 PM
I'm starting to hear it at 2500, I may not have noticed it except for this forum pointing it out :-) Has anybody tried to get the dealer to remedy? Any ideas on what they can/will do to fix this issue?

xlr
06-06-2004, 05:26 PM
about 3,000 miles and mine just started also. I belive there is a TSB on the issue.

Eyedoc
06-07-2004, 05:56 AM
What is a TSB? Technical *** Bulletin?

Does it mean that Cadillac has someone working on it?

Is there a way to track these?

Some software companies allow customers to access a database that shows progress on these issues.

xlr
06-07-2004, 10:20 AM
Go to NHTSA .gov and you can access al Tech Serv Bulletins (just summaries) You will see a lot for the XLR and most of the issues you will recognize.

Make : CADILLAC
Model : XLR
Year : 2004

Service Bulletin Num : 01894
Date of Bulletin: JAN 01, 2004

NHTSA Item Number: 10006425
*

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Summary:
FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL UNDER NORMAL BRAKING CONDITIONS. *M

1_XLR
07-16-2004, 04:08 PM
YES big problem
however mine has just developed at about 3500 miles
never had it before, need to have it looked at

finally got my car in this week, brake squeek is only one of the issues.

I'm just under 13k miles and they tell me they are squeeking because
front and rear pads and front roters need to be replaced.
....and they are refusing to cover it!!!!
Roters need to be ordered and there are no pads available???!!!

can anybody help me out here???

Terry_Fiskin
07-16-2004, 05:29 PM
Try after market like NAPA and the new C6 are the same but I doubt Chev have them stock yet.

fredw
07-19-2004, 01:10 AM
I think this is a major issue, mine is doing it as well (5K). I think the TSB only means that it has been reported the the NHTSA. We need to "make" the dealers fix this issue so Cadillac get the message and does something about it.

Eyedoc
07-19-2004, 05:49 AM
Sounds like this is a job for super-Allen. Any suggestions?

pads at 13K miles, maybe, but rotors? Is this normal wear and tear?