Is Buick going to do anything to resolve the awful braking noise on their new Encores?


Asked by Dec 13, 2015 at 10:16 PM about the 2015 Buick Encore Premium Group

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife loves her new Buick Encore - all except the awful braking noise that won't go away...  our local dealership repaired it once, then said that Buick won't let them repair it again because they're supposedly working on a resolution.  It's now been a year since then, and no resolution from Buick.  My wife is starting a job as a realtor, and for obvious reasons doesn't want to bring any clients in her car with the awful braking noise (for fear they'll think there's something really wrong).  Does anyone know if Buick is actually going to do anything about the noise?

7 Answers


Since it's not a safety issue, I doubt it. My suggestion would be to have the pads and rotors replaced. Unfortunately you'll have to pay for it because these are normal wear out items. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I agree. Even though it's a new car, a 2015, brakes will only be covered by "defects in materials or workmanship" and they will put that burden on you and weasel out of it. Sad but true.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Thanks! Unfortunately, it's not a pad & rotor issue. Buick knows that the "dampeners" they designed to reduce noise & vibration during braking are causing the problem. Our dealership has replaced these said "dampeners" once already, and Buick now won't let the dealer replace them again (at least not under the warranty), because it's only a short-term fix to the problem... Sounds like we just need to get on Buick's case to resolve it. Thanks for your input!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

You're welcome. Glad to help. Talk to your local Office of Consumer Affairs. They may be able to put pressure on them! Good luck with this! -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Melessia Lee Jones

I also have the "fog horn" when I push on my brakes in my 2015 Encore. Last month when I received my "Happy One Year Anniversary" email, I sent a scathing one back about the brake issue. Apparently my Encore came from the factory with the kit on it, so apparently that didn't work. I will say Buick has been responsive regarding contacting me by email and phone several times, but yet no real answers.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Grace Arroyo

I am leasing a Encore that has 2700 miles after 6 months, and since the first month I've encountered the loud grinding noises when braking, gets worse in rain or fog, on top of that I also have problems steering the car, it seems that when making turns on colder days or rainy days the power steering seems not enabled. When on a rough road, I feel every bump in the road, and the noises that come with them, I do not feel like I am driving a new car, but instead a 7 year old car. When the brakes catch, which happen often, it jerks your head forward. I do not feel safe driving this car anymore, I thought it was a new car breaking in, but after seeing these posts I see it is a mfg defect. I am very lucky that I did not purchase this car and instead have a 2 year lease, which, I feel is too long to have this car with these problems. Time to make some noise for ourselves.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

We have a 2014 Encore and the "fog horn" brake noise is very accurate. First time buick replaced a brake booster but it didnt solve the issue. Next time in they said the rotors were pitted and they sanded them down. That didnt solve it either. Planning to go in a third time. Also, the radio cuts out intermittently usually in warm weather. Any ideas there? They did a software update and it seemed to go away but now that its warming up again, the cutting out has returned.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2014 Buick Encore Brakes 3 answers

    Scariest thing happened to me this morning on my way to work. Someone ran a red light so of course I had to lock up my brakes. In the middle of the intersection there is a little crack in the road, we...

    2014 Buick Encore FWD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • How are mice getting in buick encore ? 2 answers

    Mice are getting into my car. No food or anything left in car.

    2015 Buick Encore


    Maintenance & Repair

  • AWD or FWD? 2 answers

    Looking at the 2014 Buick Encore. I drove an AWD and a FWD model. The AWD didn't seem as fun around corners, or as "light". The FWD was more fun to drive. I do live in a snowy area.. but thinkin...

    2014 Buick Encore Leather Group


    Shopping & Pricing

  • 2013 Buick Encore is the brown color of the car a metallic brown? 1 answer

    2013 Buick Encore


    Car Customization

  • my vehicle is giving me problemsfor me on what is wrong with it? 4 answers

    with starting it will click but that is all one in a while it will start I just replaced the starter and it is still doing it do you have any suggestions for me on what it could be?

    1985 Renault Encore


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used Encore in your area?

CarGurus has 26,485 nationwide Encore listings starting at $8,995.


Search Buick Encore Questions

Buick Encore Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 30
#1 FordNut
Reputation 30
#3 mariness
Reputation 20
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick Enclave"
550 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $6,750
Used Ford Escape"
1,710 Great Deals out of 93,978 listings starting at $788
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
1,582 Great Deals out of 66,880 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Trax"
140 Great Deals out of 15,772 listings starting at $10,977
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,185 Great Deals out of 49,064 listings starting at $2,499
Used Honda CR-V"
1,501 Great Deals out of 80,986 listings starting at $1,695
Used Buick LaCrosse"
385 Great Deals out of 18,476 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Rogue"
770 Great Deals out of 64,980 listings starting at $3,900
Used Hyundai Tucson"
323 Great Deals out of 23,712 listings starting at $1,900
Used Buick Regal"
188 Great Deals out of 10,672 listings starting at $2,195
Used Mazda CX-5"
193 Great Deals out of 21,040 listings starting at $9,589
Used Buick Verano"
162 Great Deals out of 10,684 listings starting at $8,940
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
635 Great Deals out of 35,618 listings starting at $800
Used Buick Envision"
6 Great Deals out of 6,577 listings starting at $28,225
Used Kia Sportage"
263 Great Deals out of 15,203 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Buick Encore Premium Group For Sale
79 listings starting at $29,112
2016 Buick Encore Premium Group For Sale
572 listings starting at $24,700
2015 Buick Encore Premium Group For Sale
84 listings starting at $18,997
2014 Buick Encore Premium Group For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $17,700
2013 Buick Encore Premium Group For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 114 listings starting at $13,900