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RDX 2008 Brake Rattle Noise

Old 08-03-2009, 10:04 AM
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Question RDX 2008 Brake Rattle Noise

So friends here is my story:
Just 2 days ago I purchased a Certified pre-owned RDX Tech 2008 with about 17,600 miles on it. I had to go out of town to buy it, about 450 miles away.

So on my way home, I start noticing this rattling type of noise coming the brakes (probably front I guess), with a slight vibration. The interesting thing is the rattle noise does not occur every time, but does occur a lot.

Kinda put a wet blanket on my excitement. Called the Acura dealer this morning and he said he will have to take a look to see what it is.

Oh well, folks, have any of you encountered this problem with an RDX? Is this a known issue? What does it take to get it resolved?

Thanks for all the input.
Old 08-03-2009, 05:31 PM
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Does it happen more when you press on the brakes? if so them you might want to go to a shop and cut the rotors, they might be warped. If not then check the balancing of the wheels. Also, does it rattle when you brake hard? if so then it might just be your ABS system kicking in.
Old 08-04-2009, 09:11 AM
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Hello eljefe1981:
Thank you for the response. Sorry, I wasn't clear in my earlier posting.

So the noise only occurs when I hit the brakes. It can happen at low speeds or at high speeds. I am positive it is not anti-lock kicking in. I know exactly how anti-lock sounds and feels.

Guess will take it to the dealer and hopefully he will know whats going on.

Old 08-20-2009, 11:58 AM
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Please do not ignore it as the rattling sound can cause other parts to damage too. Goto its workstation and have it repaired. By neglecting it you are making it more worse.

Last edited by philanthropist.123; 08-21-2009 at 11:22 AM.
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