Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder Problems in popular cars

Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Chevrolet Cobalt

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Cobalt is 1G1AK58F06_. 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. Consumer requests reimbursement for ignition key lock repairs. The consumer stated the key became stuck in the ignition. The ignition cylinder was replaced. Also, she had ongoing problems with the brakes, which almost resulted in an accident. It was Monday, Jun. 3, 2013 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Chevrolet Traverse

The car involved was a 2013 Chevrolet Traverse. As I was driving on a highway I stepped on the accelerator and the car did not respond and came to a sudden stop in the middle of the highway. I had no warning and no ability to pull off to the side of the road. I could not restart the car and I had no power steering or brakes. I had my car towed to the local gm dealership and they found that a piece in the engine had fallen or broken and damaged the piston, the cylinder and the head of the engine. As the mechanic said, it was a "catastrophic engine failure. " they replaced the engine in the car and then one day later, after having the car at the dealership for 32 days, the check engine light went on. I took the car back to the dealership and they found that the oxygen sensor was not working and they replaced it. Gm told me that the piece that fell had not been tightened properly and this was missed on the final inspection. Not only am I concerned by having had this frightening experience happen on the highway, moreover in a new car, but the sudden stopping of the car while driving is the same thing that has happened to the cars that have recently been recalled by gm. I got this car because of its good safety profile however now I do not feel safe and secure driving this car. This problem occurred on Jan. 6, 2014.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Chrysler Pt Cruiser

The vehicle is a 2010 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3A4GY5F93A_. I stopped at our housing development mail center. When I backed out, the braking had lost its power assist and I had to apply a lot of pressure to the pedal to achieve a minimum or braking. I took the car to a nearby garage and they quickly noted that there is a 3 way check valve in the vacuum system that goes to the brake cylinder area. For whatever reason, only a 2 way valve is needed and a rubber cap is placed over the unused port and this cap had somehow came off. When I returned to the mail center, I found the missing cap which is a soft rubber which obviously is inadequate for the purpose. The mechanic said he didn't see why Chrysler uses a 3 way when a 2 way check valve is all that is needed. He also pointed out that there are two such valves, both with the soft rubber cap on the unused port. Had this happened about 2 minutes sooner I might have crashed into the compound gate and it certainly could have been very serious at higher speeds since suddenly, your brakes have apparently stopped working. It was Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Chrysler Voyager

The car was a 2003 Chrysler Voyager. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1C4GJ45343_. Recently I noticed the brake pedal was "spongy"- I inspected the brake system and found a steel portion of left rear brake line assembly rusted and leaking. The line fell apart completely during removal. The line assembly was replaced. I do have the old line assembly for inspection. This vehicle has brakes that wear out more frequently than any other vehicle I've ever owned. I've had to replace the front brakes twice and the rear brakes and wheel cylinders in less than 60,000 miles. When I try to obtain replacement parts for the front brake system I invariably receive the wrong parts- I have to get parts listed for a 4 cyl. Vehicle even though mine is a v-6. I have tried several name-brand parts manufacturers and all have the same issue. I believe my vehicle was assembled at the factory with the wrong front brake system which is underrated and results in premature wear. I have also, on a previous occasion, had an issue with an "abs" light and "brake" light coming on- even though my vehicle does not have anti-lock brakes. At that time there were no leaks or other faults to cause the warning lights. I was forced to pay the dealer to "re-flash" the computer which was improperly programmed by the manufacturer. The manufacturer had a TSB for this condition and I believe there should not have been a charge to correct a manufacturing defect. This vehicle has had several brake system problems which should not be occurring on a vehicle with less than 60,000 miles!. This issue happened on Aug. 1, 2010.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Dodge Journey

The car is a 2011 Dodge Journey. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 3D4PG1FG7B_. Since I purchased this vehicle in September of 2011 i¿ve had problems from the radio not working, power outlets not working, bad cylinder heads, have random loss of acceleration, bad gas tank and fuel pump. According to the technician at the dealer the Journey has a problem with the cylinder going bed within the first year. The fuel pump had to be replaced twice. The first time they replaced it I broke down in the middle of the freeway 3 days later with my family in the vehicle. The brakes and steering wheel locked up and the vehicle shutoff. I was a sitting duck waiting to be hit be oncoming vehicles. I had the vehicle towed back to the dealer and 3 days later i¿m told that the vehicle is fixed but I need to replace the brakes because they were at 0%. First of all I just had to replace the tires 2 months prior and my brakes were fine now I have no brakes at all. Secondly they said they road tested the vehicle the first time they should have fixed the issue but yet they didn¿t tell me I needed new brakes. I couldn¿t fuel my vehicle to full. It generally stop around 3/4. They have replaced everything there is to replace and the car still doesn¿t work. After the second time the fuel pump was replaced I was told my vehicle was fixed I picked it up and it was worse than when I drop it off. The vehicle was making loud noises, vibrating, and I still couldn¿t tell how much gas was in the tank. On top of all of that they tried to charge me 20 dollars for gas and when I refused to pay they took the gas out the vehicle and left it on the line next to the e. I had enough gas to make it to the gas station. Needless to say i¿m still without a vehicle. It was Dec. 26, 2011 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Dodge Grand Caravan

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1D4GP44343_. There was crash involved with this Dodge Grand Caravan. The vehicle involved is a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. The contact stated that while exiting a parking lot and attempting to avoid a crash with another vehicle, the contact crashed into a concrete wall. The contact had applied the brakes but stated that the vehicle would not stop. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer advised that they needed to replace the rear wheel cylinder. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage 100,000 and the current mileage was 106,071. It was 07/19/2012 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Ford Edge

The vehicle involved is a 2012 Ford Edge. The VIN of the problem Edge is 2FMDK4JC7C_. Complete near-catastrophic master brake cylinder failure at parkway speed (40 mph), loss of all power brake functions. Required extreme brake pedal pressure to slow down vehicle. Entire power boost assembly replaced under warranty. It was May. 10, 2013 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Ford Escape

The car was a 2001 Ford Escape. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMYU04B81_. I have had three or four incidents when I hit my brakes and my vehicle felt as if it was still accelerating. I wonder if the recent recall could affect 4-cylinder vehicles as well. This issue happened on Jun. 21, 2012.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of GMC Acadia

The vehicle having this issue was a 2010 GMC Acadia. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Acadia is 1GKLRNED2A_. As car was accelerating to 30 mph in a lane of traffic into a turn, I heard a loud noise. Then, I couldn't move the steering wheel. I tried to pump the brakes, but the car did not stop immediately. I had no control over the steering, and the car eventually stopped in a parking lot. I was petrified. The radio was still on, and the key was still in the on position, but the key could not be turned. GMC simi valley says the problem was a rod to a cylinder that snapped, and was not due to an ignition problem, or related to a current recall. The whole engine needs to be replaced, almost the value of the car, given its current resale value. I would like to request an investigation into another recall event. It was Tuesday, March 4, 2014 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of GMC Sierra 1500

The car involved is a 2009 GMC Sierra 1500. VIN of the vehicle was 1GTEK29009_. After being stopped with engire off and emergency brake engaged, started engine, disengaged emergency brake and accelerated. Significant vibration in the rear of the truck. Took vehicle to Chevrolet/GMC dealership and was advised that the rear wheel cylinders were leaking and needed to be replaced after only 43500 miles. This incident followed an issue on 11-29-12 where the throttle position sensor malfunctioned and the engine ran very rough and the truck was difficult to stop. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on August 9, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Honda Accord

The car involved is a 2009 Honda Accord. VIN of the vehicle was 1HGCS22869_. Vehicle has been consuming oil since purchased with 9,500 miles. Oil consumption has contributed to fouled spark plugs. Fouled spark plugs triggered "cylinder #3 misfire" code and extremely poor performance at highway speeds. Two different occasions the car experienced different cylinder misfire issues. Honda dealer performed engine computer software updates on two different occasions that did not remedy the oil consumption issue. No warning lights to indicate that the engine was 3 quarts low on oil. If the consumer is not aware that the vehicle is using oil, there is potential for the engine to seize causing costly repairs or to lose power in a dangerous situation. Dealer is now performing Honda oil consumption test. According to Honda, consuming 1 quart of oil in 1,000 miles is normal and acceptable. This burned oil is being released into the environment as evidenced by the black carbon on the tail pipes. It is hard to believe that a leading car manufacturer would deem oil consumption in a brand new vehicle as normal or acceptable. This is the first vehicle out of 12 that I have ever owned that consumed oil. Even vehicles with over 200,000 miles did not consume oil. I purchased a Honda so that I did not have to worry about reliability or break downs for many years. Now I have to worry with checking the oil every week as to not get low or run out. Same vehicle has also had premature rear brake pad wear and had to be replaced at 60,000 miles. Complaint has been filed with american Honda. Class action lawsuits have been filed against Honda over the premature rear brake pad wear and the oil consumption issues. The failure date was 04/30/11.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Honda Accord

The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Honda Accord. We just got in the car after valet parking returned it to us. After the first brake application at about 20 mph the brakes went to the floor. We found a parking space and called for a tow to our Honda dealer. The dealer called later to say that the brake lines had rusted through and could not be driven. This car has been serviced at this dealer since new and had just had the required 150,000 mile inspection with no mention of a problem. In 61 years of automobile ownership, I have never experienced such a problem. I think that this is a safety issue and not a normal wear and tear issue such as a leaky brake cylinder. It was Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Hyundai Genesis

The vehicle involved is a 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, he attempted to engaged the brakes but the pedal extended to the floor and failed to stop the vehicle. In order to stop the vehicle the contact was forced to shift out of gear. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the front tire brake pads and master brake cylinder were replaced but failed to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 85,000. This problem occurred on March 27, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Hyundai Genesis

I own a 2009 Hyundai Genesis 4 door sedan, 6 cylinder. On 3 occasions this past summer, in rapid succession, my brakes failed, and in 1 instance I narrowly avoided an accident on the highway. The brake pedal inexplicably goes all the way to the floor before the car finally comes to a slow stop. Very dangerous. Brought it to the dealer, who kept it for 2 days. They said they replaced the brake fluid(they said it was a recall item and they never contacted me about it, they admitted) and they charged me for replacing my front brakes. Have had the car a month now, and its happened twice more-this is an accident waiting to happen for me or anyone else with a Hyundai Genesis. It was Jul. 11, 2013 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The car involved was a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The VIN of this Grand Cherokee is 1C4RJFAG6C_. April 5, 2013, less than a year (purchased - 2012 Jeep grande cherokee laredo) the check engine light went on, took vehicle to service department, and informed my service provider (Jeep dealership) there is a "problem" with the cylinder head. Very disturbing because the vehicle was purchased brand new, less than 10k miles and already a major part must be replaced on a "brand new" vehicle. I am informed that is not a common, and there are several other owners with the same problem "check engine light on". Repair took more than three days, because the entire engine must be taken out to replace these two cylinders. Very alarming and very concerned for the future of this vehicle, what else could possibly go wrong next? two months later, driver side seat must be replaced due to cracks in the "leather". Two months after, brakes are making strange noises, acceleration very slow, stalls, must press very hard on gas pedal for vehicle to pick up speed, very frightening especially when entering the freeway. Door panels appears loose, the doors (3) will not stay open, requires extra push and hold before it stays open by itself. To close the door I must literally slam the door, otherwise not shut, very disturbing because my childrens sit back there. Hopefully this is my last encounter the cameras (back) of vehicle flash on and off, I am very concern especially when the position of the driver seat makes looking back very difficult, the camera cannot be functioning inefficiently. The vehicle has a 3/year or 36,000 mile warranty and with the amount of issues I have encountered I do not find that to be sufficient or even utterly appropriate. I purchased a brand new vehicle not a used. If there were no warranties I could not imagined paying out of pocket thousands of dollars on repairs. This problem occurred on Friday, Apr. 5, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Jeep Grand Cherokee

The vehicle involved was a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The incident occurred during acceleration up an entrance ramp incline from 30 mph to 50 mph entering the highway. When entering the highway a vehicle moved into my path at which time, I quickly moved my foot from the accelerator pedal to the brake pedal to find the brake pedal was hard to press and my car did not respond to any brake pedal input, at that moment. I had to swerve to avoid contact with the other vehicle. A very short time later, the brakes appeared to function normally again. I was able to recreate this condition multiple times and brought my vehicle in for service. They were unable to recreate the condition initially. I rode with the technician and walked him through the steps to recreate my experience. He confirmed the condition existed. The dealership has replaced a brake booster vacuum hose and can still create the condition in my vehicle "a brake pedal that is hard to depress and does not slow/stop the vehicle immediately. " Chrysler has stated it is aware of this condition in it's pentastar 6 cylinder due to low vacuum brake boost under certain conditions and describes the condition as a "characteristic" of the engine, further explaining the "vehicle is working as intended. " while every one at the dealership and Chrysler was nice this is a safety concern that needs to be remedied immediately. Not having responsive brakes under all conditions is not acceptable, this is not a "characteristic" but a design flaw that someone needs to address before too many units are on the roads and experience the wrong conditions at the wrong time and someone is not able to swerve or stop in time. I can't imagine this has not occurred already. There is a "Chrysler start case" with this information in it. This issue happened on Feb. 1, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car involved was a 2008 Kia Motor Sorento. I was leaving la going over the grapevine on the freeway,after reaching the top I started on the down side of the grade when the brakes went out completely. Traffick everywhere barely made it to safety,without hitting two autos in front of me! I was scared to death. The master cylinder $438. 58 went out. September 18th2013,5:40am,no power to engine the gas pedal was not working could not go more than 20 miles an hour,I was in traffic and was almost rear ended when it happened all at once. The electric gas pedal went out!. Repair cost $430. 00. Mileage only43069. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car is a 2012 Kia Motor Sorento. VIN of the vehicle was 5XYKU3A68C_. This vehicle is extremely dangerous in the snow or on wet pavement. You cannot control the vehicle - it just goes where it wants to. This situation is going to cause catastrophic problems and loss of lives. I don't know if the problem is the very light 4 cylinder engine, problematic suspension, steering, or tires, but it is extremely dangerous and will definately cause accidents. Somehting has got to be done to make this vehicle much, much safer to drive in wet and/or snowy weather. It is difficult negotiating a hill in either direction, whether going up or down. I literally slide into the street from my driveway, which is by no means a very steep drive and I certainly cannot make it up the drive in the snow without first backing up into my neighbor's drive and getting enough speed up to make it to the top of my drive. We bought and utilze this vehicle to make deliveries and put up to 500 miles per week on the car and our driver now refuses to drive this vehicle because of the imminent danger -- he calls it a death trap!. It was Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Land Rover Freelander

The VIN of this Freelander is SALNY222X3_. My Land Rover Freelander has been in to the dealership for coolant smells coming into the cabin 20+ times and has never been repaired. They have replaced external parts, (reservoir tank, hoses and thermostats) and never fixed the problem. After researching the problem while it was still under warranty on my own, I found a complaint about head gasket problems with the k series engine and was told by the dealer that they new nothing about it, and you can't believe everything you read on the internet. Since then I called the CA bureau of automotive repair and had an agent investigate. The dealership offered to send it to another warranty shop which found a bad head gasket. I also called l/r direct to try and find out what they may be able to do for me. They told me they would not replace the engine because it cost $11,000 +, and the replacement engine will fail also. The engine was manufactured incorrectly at the factory. The cylinder sleeves are the wrong alloy and loosen when the engine is hot causing head gasket and eventually total engine failure. Land rover has known about this problem since 2004, technical bulletin #0036 and #0026 issued 06/18/2004. The manufacturer offered me $3500 to buy my car from me, and would not replace the engine. The vehicle only has 54,000 miles on it. This seems to be a safety hazard as well as a health issue from breathing in toxic fumes from the coolant. There have been other incidents with this vehicle which are to many to mention in this letter. Please contact ASAP about this matter. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on Mon., Jan. 2, 2006.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Land Rover Freelander

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Land Rover Freelander. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is SALNM22242_. Engine issues. Replaced vacuum hose to 6th cylinder. Also, the timing belt is making noise and the mechanic has advised I will need a new engine. The car only has 68,850 miles. Also, have repaired the brakes on five occasions and they still squeak. Had to repair the window regulator. The srs light and engine service light is on. This problem occurred on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Lexus GS300

The vehicle involved was a 2006 Lexus Gs300. Car max, inc. Sold [xxx] a defective automobile. Defective automobile; 2006 Lexus GS 300 VIN# [xxx] mileage 100,249 carmax stock # [xxx]. Carmax refuse to repair the automobile. March 9, 2012; about 8:45 pm (night), headlights malfunctioned (cut off/on repeatedly). March 28, 2012; Lexus of memphis replaced cogged ac filter. Engine front cover seal has noticeable oil leak, and left rear door lock actuator does not work. Invoice # [xxx]. Mileage 100,952. April 6, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc. [xxx], ase advance level specialist, Lexus certified master diagnostic specialist, ase master auto technician, and a member of the national diagnostic council, order technician to perform system calibration. No illumination of indicators/warning messages. Mileage 101,139. April 11, 2012; the following indicators/warning messages illuminated: brake wear, skid control, check engine and check vsc came back on. Mileage 101,232. [xxx] performed an historical review of the Lexus GS 300 maintenance record from y2005 to ytd and performed an in-depth diagnostic. As recommended by Lexus technical service information bulletins dtc (diagnostic trouble codes),[xxx] recommended the following corrective actions: 7. 1 lb-sb-0087-08; dtcs p030# - cylinders 1 ? 6 misfire detected 7. 2 lb-sb-0092-09; dtcs p0172, p0175, and p0037, replace oxygen sensors and computer 7. 3 lb-sb-0069-11; dtcs p030# replace, r & r piston ring set 7. 4 a960e electronic controlled transmission system dtc p0761 solenoid; replace automatic trans assy, note: the maintenance history indicated that the cylinders misfiring occurred on August 25, 2009, and November 30, 2011. Trans solenoid dtc p0761 was detected on November 23, 2011 and April 9, 2012. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). It was Friday, March 9, 2012 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Lexus LX470

The VIN of this Lx470 is JT6HT00W0X_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Lexus Lx470. The contact stated that the ignition was inoperative and the vehicle would not start. The dealer replaced the ignition cylinder. Also, the warning lights would not illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle would also move to the left or right and would not stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on November 11, 2010.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car involved is a 1999 Lincoln Town Car. The VIN of the car is 1LNHM82W9X_. On the 2-19-2008 I was going to walmart,when I go to the frontage road and tried to stop the brakes go out. I went thur the stop sign, there were no car coming . I manage to park in the walmart parking lot. I put the emergency brake on. Went into the store, in about two minute there was a page for the owner of a black Lincoln Town Car to come to the front deck. My car was on fire. It was burning under the hood on the driverside. When the fire department arrived everything under the hood was burn up. The fire started from the mastercylinder. It a total lose. . It was Tuesday, February 19, 2008 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Mercury Mariner Hybrid

I have a Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2006. Coming up to red light and vehicle suddenly had no brakes, the pedal would not push in either. No lights had ever come on and no warning signs were ever received. The car was in great condition and was regularly taken care of and had preventable maintenance. Upon failure to brake I had to maneuver the vehicle in dangerous conditions just to avoid an accident. Lucky for me this time did not result in an accident or injury. After replacing the master brake cylinder (as per Ford recommendations) I again had the same problem. This time, narrowly avoiding crashing into my other vehicle which was in my driveway. This was again, without any notice or warnings. Now, by researching online I find that this problem is existing and Mercury / Ford will do nothing about it because no serious injury has occurred yet? I can't afford to replace the hcu, so I will be trading in for another type of vehicle. . . Sad to say. I would have stayed a loyal customer, if not for the sour taste in my mouth. This issue happened on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Mercury Milan

The vehicle was a 2008 Mercury Milan. 05/16/12 I was driving at 30 miles/per hour, the brake pedal suddenly went to the floor without any signs in advance, I couldn't stop the car. Luckily it was where I worked. I pulled to the parking,stopped it with the help of the curb. Checked on the spot, it seems low on brake fluid, we added fluid, pedal seemed fine for couple of months. On 07/31/12, two months after the first incident, driving at the speed of 50, the same thing happened again. Couldn't stop the car, the brake pedal went to the floor. Luckily there is a garage by the side, pulled in and checked. Finding out the mass cylinder disfunction. Spend over 600 got it changed. Now I am scared, don't know what to do? sell the car? ( which I cant afford now) or waiting to be killed in the car or kill somebody else?. This problem occurred on May. 16, 2012.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Mitsubishi Eclipse

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4A3AK24FX8_. I noticed that as I press the brake peddle down and let off there is a whistle sound as the brake peddle is coming back up. This issue is continuing to get worse. The more that I drive the car, the less efficient my brakes are working to actually stop the car. Multiple mechanics have looked under the hood and said it could be either the master brake cylinder or the abs control which is very uncommon for a car with such low miles. ????. This issue happened on Fri., Sep. 20, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Mitsubishi Galant

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mitsubishi Galant is 4A3AA46G93_. The rear brake cylinders on the 2003 Mitsubishi Galant are leaking. It was 07/01/2004 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Nissan Pathfinder

The vehicle involved is a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. On March 6, 2014 was driving my Pathfinder and came to a 4 way stop. I applied my brakes and the pedal went completely to the floor. The vehicle came to a stop approximately 10 ft inside the intersection. Another vehicle had gone through the intersection before I came to a stop. The closest and safest repair shop was at sears automotive. An inspection was done on my brakes (good), brake lines (good), no leakage was found so the mechanic concluded that somewhere inside the master brake cylinder there was a leak. A replacement part was bought and now my brakes work good. (I do have the old master brake cylinder). The failure date was Thursday, March 6, 2014.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Nissan Sentra

The vehicle was a 2013 Nissan Sentra. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the brakes were applied and abnormally traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle did not respond to braking attempts and the contact had to repeatedly pump the brake to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that both master wheel cylinders would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,488. It was Sunday, March 9, 2014 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of SAAB 9-3

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was YS3FH41U07_. I own several SAAB 9-3s and on numerous occasions this vehicle, as well as another, both with the 6 cylinder, experience instances in which the brake pedal is extremely difficult to depress resulting in problems slowing or stopping the vehicle. The condition occurs primarily when the engine is cold or after you have accelerated and then are required to stop such as in high traffic congestion. The failure date was 07/24/13.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Saturn ION

The car was a 2005 Saturn Ion. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G8AJ54FX5_. Brake transmission shift interlock (btsi) solenoid. The key would get stuck in ignition and not release, or I would be unable to turn the car on after inserting the key. Note: a couple of times I could not turn off the car, which is a safety hazard. I had to force the key to turn the ignition cylinder to the off postition over several minutes. I have replaced ignition switch 3 times and ignition housing twice since buying my Saturn Ion new in 2005. Therefore, I am now on my fourth ignition switch since the car was manufactured. I acknowledge that ignition switches have been found defective in certain gm car models and years and a recall is in place. However, I believe that ignition problems in gm Saturn Ions are additionally complicated by btsi solenoid and switch failure. In addition to replacing the ignition switch and housing, I have also had to replace the btsi solenoid and switch twice (may 2010, 50,263 mi; Feb 2013, 84,715 mi) due to the part's failure in order to fully address the ignition switch problems of my Saturn Ion. Please investigate the additional issue of btsi solenoid and switch failure as being a contributing factor in the overall ignition saftey problems of gm Saturn Ions. This issue happened on May. 6, 2010.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Saturn SL2

The vehicle was a 1999 Saturn Sl2. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1G8ZK5279X_. The right rear cylinder was leaking.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Subaru Impreza

The car is a 2008 Subaru Impreza. This car was purchased by myself brand new with a few miles on the odometer. The clutch pedal was always stiff and squeaky and two local dealerships reassured me this is normal and nothing to worry about. Since about 50k miles my clutch pedal has been unresponsive and requires constant lubrication and bleeding of clutch master and slave cylinder. When pressing either clutch or brake pedal, the other would also move which causes loss of rod travel thus reduced fluid volume to necessary hydraulics. With clutch pedal fully depressed and in gear, the car will roll as if clutch is dragging. With clutch depressed and in gear, the car would lurch forward when turned on. While shifting normally the gears would grind and I'm certain this has worn my synchromesh gears. Dealer continued blaming one part, another part, and my driving habits. They charged me out of pocket for repairs and replacement with no actual progress fixing the issues. Today I stopped by the closest dealership requesting more information on this common clutch pedal assembly to firewall problems. They acknowledged this is an issue and gave me a verbal estimate of at least $900 to fix the broken welds. In my neighborhood I am leaving a stop sign as usual and go to shift into second gear. The clutch pedal linkage broke completely with pedal stuck on the floor. Clutch is now 100% inoperable, luckily I was on a quiet street and this did not break while on the highway. This is a very real safety issue and the manufacturer should fix this without charging we the customers. There were numerous symptoms for years on this exact problem, each getting progressively worse until this final breakage. This problem occurred on 02/19/2014.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Subaru Forester

The car is a 2004 Subaru Forester. The VIN of this Forester is JF1SG63674_. Dt: contact states he has had to change the tires on his vehicle on 1-22-05. The miles on the vehicle were 14,394. There are now 21,000 miles on the car and he has had to change the rear cylinder on the car. This was covered by the extended warranty. He has contacted the dealer. He has also talked to the manufacturer. On 4-7-05 he had to change the tires again at 17,151. The manufacturer was rude to him and said he had waited a long time to complain about the tires. It was July 11, 2005 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue occurred.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Suzuki Verona

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is KL5VM52L24_. I am going to list the problems that I have with my 04 Suzuki Verona ex. 1. Turn signals do not cancel out (usually while turning left) 2. Steering wheel audio controls, volume acts like a mute, seal acts like mode, mode turns off radio and the cd player sticks. 3. Heated seats turn on and off by itself. You need to push the button a few times before it will activate. 4. Cruise control will disengage by itself (this is intermittent) 5. Head lights burn out about every 3 - 4 months. 6. One abs sensor went out around 30k miles and the second went out about 80k miles. 7. Right now I have cylinders 5 & 6 that are misfiring on the vehicle that need to be replaced. The amount to fix this problem is more then my car is worth. We are 3k miles over warranty and so far Suzuki will not help. This issue happened on June 16, 2008.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Suzuki Grand Vitara

The VIN of this Grand Vitara is JS3TD62V8X_. The vehicle is a 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The contact stated that the brakes made a grinding noise and the brake adjustment pin in the rear driver side wheel was loose. The spring that held the wheel in place failed, which allowed it to move freely inside the brake drum. The spring flipped up and caused the brake shoe, drum, and braking kit to fail. Prior to the failure, aamco inspected the rear and front brakes and stated that they were 50% worn. The contact placed the wheel back on the vehicle and drove approximately six blocks when he heard the noise. The contact took the vehicle back to aamco because the grinding noise became very loud. Aamco stated that the failure was not caused by the inspection. The contact called Suzuki's customer service line to find out if the failure was common. Suzuki stated that no one could talk to their technical department unless they were a dealer. The contact notified the Suzuki dealer so that they could call the manufacturer. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 31,734. It was Jan. 30, 2008 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Toyota Corolla

The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The vehicle had a crash. The VIN of the car is 2T1BU4EE4B_. I came to an intersection and stopped, then took my foot off the brake before noticing that the light was still red. The other vehicle was roughly 30 feet away when I pushed on the brakes. I should have easily been able to stop. Brakes did not engage and I had been pushing them so hard and for so long that I fractured my ankle. There were not even skid marks at the accident scene. My car had front end frame damage from the accident (totaled), and the airbags never deployed. Additionally, in the past I had noticed the rpms rising for no reason while car was idling, and the acceleration issue, where the vehicle seemed to “hang” between speeds of about 35 and 40 and 60 and 65mph. The rpms I only noticed once-so I did not report it, and the “hanging” was my own ignorance (I haven’t had a 4 cylinder in a long time and this was my first—and probably last—Toyota). I also had prior braking concerns-- abs only made a noise (did not vibrate against pedal--again, my ignorance of how this vehicle was supposed to respond) and it was a very icy winter, so I assumed that I had been trying to stop on ice. The brakes behaved fine if I physically pumped them, but sudden stops could not be made. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on Mar. 28, 2014.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Toyota 4runner

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Toyota 4runner. The VIN of this vehicle was JTEBT14R95_. The master brake cylinder completely failed thus rendering the brakes completely inoperable. To stop the vehicle, the car was placed in p and shut down. It was towed to the dealer for inspection. This car had been serviced per the manufactures schedule since it was purchased in 2005. For almost two years, we had heard an oscillating sound from the engine compartment. The local dealer was made aware of this, but unable to diagnose the problem. The last visit was 4 months ago at which time they did not find a problem, but the sound continued. Highly dangerous situation. Luckily there was not an accident. It was Fri., Aug. 17, 2012 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle is a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WVWTH63B72_. After heavy rain, power brake system failed completely in 2002 vw Passat. This was attributed to clogged cowl drain. Water was diverted into engine cylinders and power braking system thus leading to failure. Although no accident occurred I believe that this represents significant potential safety risk and that this risk is due to a design flaw in the vehicle. This incident led to $1600. 00 in damage to the vehicle. It was 10/30/2005 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. While driving 10 mph, she depressed the brakes and they failed to engage. The vehicle proceeded into incoming traffic. The contact was able to avoid a crash. The contact proceeded to drive and when approaching a traffic light, the identical failure recurred. The engine was shut off and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The dealer stated that the brake cylinder and booster had failed but could not determine why they failed. The brake booster and cylinders were replaced at a discount rate to the contact. The dealer stated that the failure should never have occurred and the manufacturer took the liability for a partial repair cost. The failure and current mileages were 56,000. This brake drum wheel cylinder problem happened on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Volvo S40

The vehicle is a 2002 Volvo S40. I was driving on a main road and my brakes failed. It was determined that a brake line corroded through. It appears that the vehicle has a single master brake cylinder. I asked a Volvo dealership about this, and they confirmed to me that the master brake cylinder is a single one. It is my understanding that in the 80's, all vehicles sold in the united states were to have a dual master brake cylinder. It was Sep. 21, 2013 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Volvo XC90

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Volvo Xc90. On June 10, 2008, while driving at an unknown speed and approaching a stop sign, the contact heard a loud noise. Shortly afterwards, the brakes failed to respond; however, she was able to bring the vehicle under control with the emergency brake. The contact slowly drove the vehicle to the dealer and they diagnosed the failure as the brake booster power cylinder. The manufacturer was notified; however, they declined to assist with the $1,036. 44 repair cost. The failure and current mileages were 49,271. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Jun. 10, 2008.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of BMW 550

The car involved is a 2007 BMW 550i. Brake failure at low speed on an descending incline (driveway) pumped brakes rapidly and brakes held traction. Later that day 10/08/13 brakes failed on low speed on the descending street. On 10/09/13 when driving in freeway traffic, I again had to swerve in order to avoid a rear end collision no warning lights were activated, no service lights were activated at all 3 incidents. On 10/10/13, I took the car in to check on the problem and was told that the car's master brake cylinder, brake booster and brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced for an excess of $2500 for safety issue that was noted in an earlier recall. I called BMW customer service and was told my particular VIN number was not covered in the general recall and my only recourse was to inform NHTSA, which I am doing. The failure date was Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of BMW 550

The vehicle was a 2007 BMW 550i. First incident 10/08/13:brake failure at low speed on an descending incline (driveway) pumped brakes rapidly and brakes held traction. Later that day 10/08/13 brakes failed on low speed on the descending street. On 10/09/13 when driving in freeway traffic, I again had to swerve in order to avoid a rear end collision no warning lights were activated, no service lights were activated at all 3 incidents. On 10/10/13, I took the car in to check on the problem and was told that the car's master brake cylinder, brake booster and brake vacuum pump needed to be replaced for an excess of $2500 for safety issue that was noted in an earlier recall. I called BMW customer service and was told my particular VIN number was not covered in the general recall and my only recourse was to inform NHTSA, which I am doing. The failure date was Oct. 8, 2013.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Buick Lesabre

1998 Buick Lesabre leaking rear wheel cylinder. Customer states cylinder was replaced five times in 48,000 miles dealership told customer it's from not using it enough customer is the original owner and uses the car on a daily basis* the consumer was told that due to limited driving, caused the rubber parts to dry out and crack. This issue happened on Monday, July 31, 2000.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Buick Lesabre

The car involved is a 1998 Buick Lesabre. Rear wheel cylinders are leaking . Dealer has been notified. Please provide futher details.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Cadillac CTS

The vehicle is a 2007 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated that while driving he heard an unusual noise. The manufacturer was contacted and referred him to the dealer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the brake pads were completely worn out, the rear rotors were damaged beyond repair and the vehicle had a faulty master brake cylinder. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 28,350 and the current mileage was 32,500. It was Thursday, July 1, 2010 when this brake drum wheel cylinder issue happened.

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car   Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problem of Cadillac Catera

The vehicle involved is a 1999 Cadillac Catera. Vehicle identification number (VIN): WO6VR52ROX_. Electric brake failure on abs causing the pedal to stiff and no fluid applied to the slave cylinders. This problem occurred on Jul. 15, 2000.

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