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The steering wheel vibrate when brakes applied front brake rotor look black like to know if there is recall? have heard lot of other people having problems with same vehicle

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You can review recalls and bulletins here: http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/detail.html?year=2008&make=8&model=100520388&styleId=100900234&engCode=4INAG2.2&transCode=AUTOMATIC&mileage=50000&zip=45424

There are none related to the rotors. Recommend you have them resurfaced. Before taking the wheels off, see if they spin freely. It may be that the design of the brake system causes excessive drag, but I don't know if GM is going to be willing to fix the problem. Try talking to your dealer and maybe showing him the rotors before they are resurfaced. May at least get you a pair of new rotors and/or calipers.

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The brake rotors are wrapped and need to be machined down. That is common from braking hard

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