Brake Fluid Leak Problems in popular cars

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

car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Chevrolet Silverado

The vehicle involved was a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Silverado is 2GCEC19T3X_. We were traveling through sheboygan WI towing a 24-foot long fifth wheel RV behind our 1999 Silverado. At about 2:00pm on July 9, 2013, we were traveling at about 30mph down a grade on wisconsin highway 23 toward the intersection with I-43 business route, both highways are 4 lanes with left turn lanes and there is traffic light control. When I went to apply the brakes to stop for the red left turn signal, there was almost no brake effect. I was able to rapidly pump the brake pedal enough to stop,but ended up about 5-10 feet into the cross-traffic lane. Fortunately, the traffic was light at the time and as a result, no accident occurred. After creeping our units into a parking lot, I checked under the hood, found nothing there, then checked under the vehicle and saw a puddle of brake fluid. By using the emergency brake and traveling slowly, we made it to the Chevrolet dealership. They examined the vehicle and reported that several of the brake lines had corroded badly where they exit the central control block of the brake system underneath the truck. They were leaking slowly and at least one of them had finally failed. We had purchased an extended warranty on the vehicle, but, unfortunately, it would not cover part failures due to corrosion. There was nothing in the owners manual addressing the problem of brake line corrosion and the service representatives at the sheboygan Chevrolet dealership offered no information. When I discussed the problem with the service department of ed bozarth Chevrolet in topeka, they offered no explanation. This cost us $935. 66 to repair and very nearly resulted in serious bodily harm to my wife and myself. General motors should have been warning chevy owners about this problem as well as reimbursing those affected. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GCEC19T23_. Brake lines failed due to rusting out. Brake fluid leaked out all over the ground. Fortunately I was in my driveway at the time. I lost brakes without warning. It was 06/28/2013 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Chrysler Grand Voyager

The vehicle involved was a 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager. Driving around local streets, brake pedal began sinking to the floor of the car. There was a slight braking when it reached the floor so I was able to slow and stop the car. Thinking the fluid was low, I drove slowly home and added brake fluid. I pumped the brake pedal a few times but it never came back to feel like solid braking again. Outside the car I noticed brake fluid leaking out from above the gas tank onto the driveway. My brake lines had rusted through and I now have to have them fixed. Funny, I have a 1948 Plymouth sitting in my back yard, and the original brake lines are still intact!. It was Jan. 5, 2013 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The car is a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. I was driving with my mother and my three kids in the car and while I was driving a strut rod (metal pole) came thru my hood so I have a hole in the hood of my car with a metal pole sticking out. . Never seen nothing like it. . The auto mechanic said it is dangerous we could have been killed. . Didn't even realize my back brake cylinder is leaking fluid brakes went down to the floor. . . . The failure date was Sat., Aug. 18, 2012.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Dodge Ram 1500

The vehicle involved was a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. The VIN of the car is 1C6RR7FT1D_. Front calipers randomly started leaking fluid. It was 03/07/14 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Dodge Dakota

The car is a 2003 Dodge Dakota. I was going to move the truck out of the garage when my brake pedal went to the floor. Having recently replacing all of the brakes, I was surprised and upon further inspection saw fluid squirting out onto engine firewall. Had the truck towed to a garage where they have informed me that the steel brake lines have completely rusted through and need to replace all of them, to the tune of $800. As the truck has rather low mileage and is lightly used I am shocked with this type of failure. The failure date was Thu., Jan. 2, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Ford Windstar

The car involved was a 2003 Ford Windstar. Abs & brake light intermittently come on. Brake fluid level is normal. Brake pads & shoes are good. No other problems with hydraulic system. No brake fluid leaks. The failure date was 05/01/2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Ford Windstar

The vehicle is a 2003 Ford Windstar. Abs and brake light would go on and off intermittently beginning around 55000 miles. The mechanic told me Fords were known for this, but should not present a problem. Back wheels started smoking and leaking fluid at 76000. This contaminated the wheel wells and brake pads. The abs/brake light also stay on consistently now. Repaired the problem and ran a diagnostic on the abs. Mechanic told me I had a faulty abs module that the dealer would have to repair. Have not done that yet, looking to see if there has been a recall on this problem. Apparently Ford has not addressed this issue. I have this van to transport my disabled son, now concerned that our safety is at risk. It was Tue., May. 1, 2012 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of GMC Sierra

The car involved is a 2000 GMC Sierra. The VIN of the car is 2GTEK19TXY_. As I was approaching a stop sign at 30 mph, I went to apply the brakes and the brake pedal went to the floor board. I pumped the brakes a couple times to regain pedal pressure with no luck. I was lucky that no other cars were at the intersection or else there would have been an accident for sure. I made a quick right hand turn and used emergency brake to stop. There was a puddle of brake fluid coming from the abs module underneath the drivers side door. Upon further inspection, the brake line ruptured due to rust and corrosion. I am relieved that no one was at the intersection and that I did not have my wife and 3 kids in the vehicle at the time the brakes went out. I have owned many vehicles and never had a single vehicle where metal brake lines have rusted out. I have owned this truck for 10 years and now question gm and their quality and integrity. At this point, I probably won't buy another gm truck because they rust out in less than 10 years and my family's life was at stake for a design/quality flaw. I now have to spend $1000+ dollars to replace all brake lines on my truck when gm could have installed stainless steel brake lines in the first place. Disappointed GMC truck owner. This issue happened on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of GMC Sierra

2005 GMC Sierra z71. I am the original owner. This vehicle has 18k miles, yes 18 thousand original miles. This truck does not get beat on at all, no off road etc, and it has been well taken care of since new. There is a rust issue with these trucks. On 5-19-2014, on my way to the car wash my brakes started to feel very soft and the truck was not stopping. I changed routes to my mechanics shop, and while en route lost the rear brakes. I thankfully arrived (driving very slowly) to the front of his shop. I got out and saw a puddle of brake fluid leaking out of the rear end brake lines rear lines were completely rusted. He inspected the vehicle, and as if this wasn't enough, informed that the transmission lines were also leaking (rusted). Mechanic added that I should be prepared for the fuel lines to rust through next. This line replacement job will cost me about 2k. Not to mention the issue with the lower rockers and cab corners rusting. That estimated is for another 2k. I purchased this truck to last me, and apparently gm does not build a quality product anymore. There a numerous complaints about this issue, and gm refuses to acknowledge the problem. Very unhappy!. This problem occurred on Mon., May. 19, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Honda Civic

The VIN of this vehicle is 1HGEJ6574W_. Tl- the vehicle involved is a 1998 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while parked the brake pedal dropped to the floorboard. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake line was leaking brake fluid underneath the plastic housing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 200,015. Da. This brake fluid leak issue occurred 05/08/13.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Honda Pilot

The car involved was a 2003 Honda Pilot. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2HKYF18573_. A new master cylinder from american Honda installed by a Honda dealership failed less than 1/4 mile from the dealership. The failure was detected by the brake pedal not coming to a complete stop when pressed though this was not very noticeable. Pressing the brake caused brake fluid to leak from the master cylinder and would have eventually caused enough loss so that the brakes would not work. The master cylinder had been replaced along with the front-left brake cylinder due to the front-left brake cylinder sticking closed according to the dealership. The original brake cylinder failure caused enough smoke to cause the driver to initially believe the car was on fire. It was Tue., Oct. 23, 2012 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Hyundai Sonata

The vehicle involved was a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Sonata is 5NPEU46F76_. After exiting a restaurant parking lot I attained a speed of about 35mph when a traffic lite about 100yds ahead turned to red. I took my foot off the accelerator and after a few yards applied the brakes only to find the pedal going down to the floor with little or no braking action. I grabbed and the pulled the hand brake as hard as reasonable without breaking the handle or doing other damage to the emergency braking system. Although I stopped about 2-3 car lengths short of an accident I'm sure that use of the hand brake prevented a rear end collision. Only after I had driven a few hundred yards to get off the roadway did the red brake failure lite come on confirming that I had survived a sudden brake failure as opposed to a slow leak failure. With a rather shaky hand, I grabbed a flash light and while my passenger pumped the brake pedal I found that the brake fluid was leaking from a location about 16 inches in front of the left rear tire. The car is in the yard now but w/o a lift the location of the failure is unknown. Hundai did not seemed too concerned about the near accident stating there are no known brake issues but did give me a case number for reference, that number is 6046357. Since hundai did not seem too concerned about near accident so I will be taking the Sonata to a local dealer. The failure date was Sep. 19, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Hyundai Genesis

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KMHGC46E09_. Was traveling on a road at the posted 45 mph when I came to s stop sign. When I tried to slow down prior to reaching the sign, that car did not slow down at all and the brakes were soft and went down all the way to the floor. Needles to say, I was not able to stop at the stop sign but by virtue of pumping the breaks I stopped on the other side of the street. Had this transpired during a busy time, I would have t boned a cat that had a right of way and at 45 mph am sure there could have been lives lost if the other car had passengers. Research shows that this is a common problem with Hyundai that is being disregarded. The car has 62,900 miles and the dealer simply says, sorry, you are one month and 3000 miles over the warranty. The problem according to the dealer is a fluid leaking in the abs control unit and they want about $2500 to replace it. Curiously, the estimate invoice also showed that they had flushed the brake lines and replace it with a new dot 4 brake fluid and, this was done under a warranty which has expired. Could the original fluid have created some of the problems? either way, the breaks fail without any warning whatsoever and I certainly hope that someone looks into this before a disastrous accident with casualties takes place. This issue happened on Aug. 15, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Jeep Cherokee

The car is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Brakes failed for no apparent reason. Was sitting in drive through waiting to pick something up and when I took my foot off the brake to put it in drive I had no more brakes and brake fluid was shooting out the bottom right passenger side of Jeep. Luckily my emergency brake worked and I was able to stop without killing or hurting anyone. Mechanic charged me $500. 00 to fix it and told me that the brake line was rotted and needed to be replaced in addition the hoses were no good. This was the second time I lost brakes on this Jeep during my ownership. The first time was 5 years before this date. The failure date was Apr. 8, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Jeep Wrangler

The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4BA3H10A_. The vehicle involved is a 2010 Jeep Wrangler. The contact stated that all of the brake fluid leaked from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken from the dealer, who advised that the rotors, brake pads and fluids would need replacing. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v236000 (service brakes, hydraulic) . The manufacture was alerted of the failure and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 5/13/cn. It was Monday, March 17, 2014 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Kia Motor Spectra

The vehicle is a 2002 Kia Motor Spectra. Driving at 35 mph, slowing down approaching traffic light, pressed on brakes and had almost no tension. Nearly smashed directly into the person in front of me. Used both feet with all the pressure I could give to stop the car. Found out that the brake proportioning valve is leaking brake fluid leaving me with no brake fluid whatsoever. Very dangerous. The proportioning valve needs replacing. I have been filling up the brake fluid reservoir at least once a week. This is an incredibly dangerous situation to be in. Thousands of people have had this same problem, why has this not been assessed?. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Kia Motor Spectra

The vehicle was a 2002 Kia Motor Spectra. The vehicle involved is a 2002 kia Spectra. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the brakes failed. The contact stated that the brake pedal went completely to the floorboard. The contact added brake fluid to the vehicle however, the failure recurred. The contact stated that she noticed that the brake fluid was leaking out of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 100,000. This brake fluid leak problem happened on 06/13/2012.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Lincoln Town Car

The VIN of this vehicle is 1LNLM83W3V_. Consumer owns a 1997 Lincoln Town Car. The contact stated that brake fluid was leaking from the vehicle in addition to the brake pedal feeling abnormally loose. The contact later inspected the vehicle and discovered that the brake line was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. It was March 17, 2014 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Lincoln LS

The Lincoln Ls is made on a european model Jaguar frame which has all controls on the right side. In order to fit american standards all controls except the abs system has been moved to the left side of the car. Since the abs system remains on the right side, Lincoln had to run brake lines across the car. In doing so, they have ran these lines on top, beside and along the radiator and right along the exhaust system. This short cut of running these lines, instead of moving the abs assembly to the left side, causes the brake fluid to get excessively hot which eventually breaks the plastic reservoir container causing leakage of brake fluid. This leakage can substantialy cause brake failure. I have been informed by my dealer that they will no longer replace this reservoir because they have not figuered out what is the problem. I have repeatedly advised the local dealer of this defect and they have not taken it seriously. I hope that your organization will forward this complaint your internal engineers to analyze and investigate my complaint. Just like in previous complaints that you may have received about firestones tire failure, timing is everything. I urge you to take immediate action (like a full recall on all Lincoln Ls vehicles) before someone gets hurt. To add further credibility to my analysis of the problem, fords (maker of Lincoln) only vehicle that has an abs system on the right side is the Lincoln Ls. Please call me if you have any further questions or need more detailed information about this problem. This issue happened on 04/04/2000.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mazda CX9

The car involved is a 2011 Mazda cx-9. I was driving in my Mazda 2011 Cx9 SUV when I pressed on the brakes and they would not engage. I had to press repeatedly, extremely hard in order to get the vehicle to stop. I have taken the car into my Mazda dealer who is saying that I have a problem with the master cylinder leaking fluid into the booster. Mazda has not sent a recall for the master cylinder only for the booster. This is a very dangerous situation and one that needs to be addressed before someone gets into an accident. This car is 2. 5 years old and has 42000 miles and should not be having these problems. Mazda needs to honor the repair and fix this problem. The failure date was Tue., Apr. 29, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mazda Tribute

The car involved was a 2006 Mazda Tribute. Pulling up to place my order in a drive through with the car going idle speed when the brakes were applied I heard the front brake line blow causing my car to lose ability to stop. Underneath the brake line was a puddle of brake fluid. This problem occurred on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mercedes Benz Cl-600

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz Cl-600. The VIN of the problem Cl-600 is WDBPJ78J32_. Abc hose leaked hydraulic fluid in huge puddle as the vehicle was being backed out of the driveway. Not long after the wheels were sitting on top of the wheel well. Mercedes service diagnosed as hose that requires transmission to be removed to fix. Was told recall work was done in 2004 so I had to pay full repair price ($4,700). This brake fluid leak problem happened on Jan. 4, 2012.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mercedes Benz S600

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mercedes Benz s-600. VIN of the vehicle was WDBNG78J81_. The reporting person owns a 2001 Mercedes Benz s-600. The contact is experiencing suspension failure and the vehicle is leaking hydraulic fluid. The vehicle was not included in the recall. He also stated that the abs light illuminated. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 55,746. The failure date was Friday, September 26, 2008.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mercury Milan

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3MEHM07117_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2007 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that the brakes failed while exiting the highway at 55 mph. The contact drove over an uneven road surface and as the brakes were depressed, the brake pedal released to the floorboard. The contact had to use the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. The contact did not locate a brake fluid leak of any kind. In addition, there was no warning of the failure. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages was 67,000. It was 07/31/12 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mercury Mystique

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1MELM6538V_. My 97 Mercury Mystique has a bad brake fluid leak from a part on the brake line (pressure conscious release valve) that was recalled #06e022000. Fluid must be added every few days when the brake light comes on. Ford tells me there is no recall info for my car and won't do anything. They could not say if any recall work had been done on my car. Bottom line, this is not preventative, my car is dangerously leaking brake fluid from a recalled part. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Friday, Jun. 1, 2012.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mitsubishi Raider

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mitsubishi Raider is 1Z7HT28K96_. I have a 2006 Mitsubishi Raider that has electrical issues, sometimes the dash lights go out, all the gauges quit working, including speedometer and the radio cuts off. . . . . Sometimes daily, weekly, monthly. Even after taking to dealer numerous times. Rear brakes have been locking up and 'dragging' upon stopping sometimes, hasn't done it lately, I think the part may have finally broke. There is a recall on this item, but dealer says my truck was not in that series of serial numbers the defect was found in, although it does the same thing as the recalled trucks made the same year as mine. Now the rear brake drum is leaking brake fluid. Truck has 36, 000 on it, dealers have been no help whatsoever on any of the issues. It was 07/19/06 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Mitsubishi Montero

The vehicle involved is a 1997 Mitsubishi Montero. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mitsubishi Montero is JR4MR31H3V_. Left front brake lines are too close to air conditioner lines. Friction caused brakes line hose to have hole in it & leaked fluid. Was applying brakes & vehicle did not stop quickly. Had it repaired. Took to dealer & was reimbursed. It was Wed., Dec. 3, 1997 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Nissan Xterra

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of this vehicle was 5N1AN0NW0A_. Vehicle parking brake does not hold due to rear axle seal leaking fluid contaminating parking brake shoes. Issue is covered under TSB via NHTSA item number 10033306, but Nissan will not cover under warranty despite being a safety issue. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Sep. 15, 2010.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Nissan Frontier

The car was a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N6AD07W56_. Brakes cannot be properly fixed due to defective rear axle seals leaking fluid onto brake pads and calipers. Have had all brakes repaired and vehicle still does not brake correctly or safely. I have had numerous close calls due to axle fluid on the rear brake pads. Nissan refuses to provide a recall even though this is a serious safety issue. 2006 Nissan Frontier, 75,000. This brake fluid leak problem happened on Friday, August 23, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Saturn SKY

I bought this car (2008 Saturn Sky redline, automatic, build date 7/07) used from a personal owner on 3/15/2014 with 56,607 miles on it. After leaving it in my garage overnight I started the car and proceeded to drive out of my garage. At the end of my short driveway I applied the brake pedal to stop before I turned onto my street. The brake pedal did a series of pulsations and went almost to the floorboard without stopping the car. The car continued into the street before I could get it stopped. At first I thought I had a bad master cylinder or a brake fluid leak but as I continued on slowly I eventually got a full brake pedal and the car stopped every time as normal from then on. After getting home I researched my problem and found that many 2008 Sky redlines were experiencing the same problem. Evidently gm made a change on some of the 2008(only) redlines braking system by omitting a "vacuum assist pump" or something like that. Gm changed the brake system back to include this pump in the 2009 model's. The brake problem on this car, and other 2008's, is extremely dangerous. I was not warned of this condition from the seller, which is not gm's fault, but these affected cars should be recalled and equipped with the regular braking system as on the 2007 or 2009 Sky redlines. I also found out that there was a sticker on the outside of the dash from gm on "some" of the new 2008 cars telling of this type of system and what to do. . . . But it was just a sticker the new owner pulled off as it was not meant to be permanent. By placing these stickers on the new cars gm knew there was a negative, possibly fatal, aspect to this braking system. They did nothing to correct it on the affected cars but did change it the next model year because of owner complaints I'm sure. This issue happened on Sun., Mar. 16, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Subaru Impreza

The car was a 2013 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Subaru Impreza is JF1GPAC64D_. In an outside parking lot with parking blocks started the car and moved forward toward and over the parking block at starting speed. The car leaped forward and lost braking power, with the brake pedal going to the floor. Car leaped ahead across the asphalt road to next parking row on gravel with driver turning right, to avoid a pole and standing cars ahead, and non-accelerating steady-speed movement continued over several parking blocks on gravel without ability for the driver to stop using brake pedal. The car could not be stopped, with brakes dropping, even when back on asphalt road. Movement only stopped when shift put in parking position. In total the braking power was lost for at least 5 seconds. The trigger for evidenced brake disfunction was low-speed front-wheel collision with the concrete below-bumper parking block, or pressing the brake pedal when going over the block, or a combination of these and possibly other factors. Dealer stated no brake failure, no fluid leak, no error codes. Driver hold responsible for the > $2400 cost to replace damaged exhaust system and scratched driver-side front wheel. However, most of the damage was caused not by the initial collision with the parking block, but the subsequent uncontrollable movement over several (4-6) parking blocks due to loss of brake pedal function. Had there been people, cars or bigger objects ahead of the car, the accident could have caused serious injury or extensive property damage. The height of the parking block was just slightly higher than the height of a standard speed bump. We encourage investigation on Subaru Impreza 2013 brake and abs function when braking over speed bumps, curbs and other low obstacles or following a low-speed, low-obstacle front-wheel collision. This problem occurred on Oct. 23, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Toyota Prius

The vehicle is a 2010 Toyota Prius. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JTDKN3DU4A_. The abs/brake/stability lights are "on" on Prius dash. The brake lost pressure and mushy. The brake must be pumped a few times to get pressure and to stop the car. Either this is abs accumulator(just found out there is a recall while getting dealer appointment) failure or brake master cylinder failure. There is no fluid leak visible outside or indicator light but the fluid is almost empty in the reservoir. I don't have dealer diagnosis at this point yet. I'm not sure if the accident I have on 1/27/2014 that I've rear-ended another vehicle while traveling about 30-35mph and tried to stop but the car did not stop and bumped into the car in front. Fortunately, there is injury or major damages. At that time I didn't think of it that the brake may have issue or not but thinking back the brake didn't have enough bite to stop even though the car is traveling slow enough and there is ample distance. As far as I remember I do not feel the abs kicking in either. Hopefully, I'll find out more from dealer service. Thanks. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Toyota Camry Hybrid

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4T1BB46K88_. While cruising about 35 mph the following panel lights came brakes, abs, error message- vsc (vehicle stability control). A whirring sound emanated from the engine compartment which intensified when I depressed brake pedal. The brakes weakly responded to pedal pressure. I was able to drive slowly to a parking lot where I had it towed to the dealership. I note that the brake reservoir was full and detected no leaking fluids. I had no warning of this failure. The car has been serviced regularly by the dealership. This issue happened on 01/08/14.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Volkswagen New Beetle

Consumer has a 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle. The contact stated that the vacuum pump for the brakes had malfunctioned and caused brake fluid to leak. The brake pedal was also abnormally low. The contact was unaware of the faulty brake vacuum pump until the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for what was thought to be an oil leakage. The local mechanic stated that the vacuum pump brake would need to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the braking system and they stated that since the vehicle was outside of the warranty, they would not assist with repairs. The contact believed the failure was a manufacturing defect that could have caused a major crash while driving. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 86,000. Updated 01/14/11 updated 03/24/11. This brake fluid leak issue occurred Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Volkswagen New Beetle

The car involved was a 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle. I bought my New Beetle brand new in August 2001. The day after I brought it home (over 2 hours away), the check engine light came on. I called the dealer and they said it didn't mean anything unless it was flashing so I thought nothing of it. 2 months later my abs went out while I was an hour from my house and it had to be towed and replaced. The windows continually go up and down by themself but the dealer can't fix it. I took my car back to the dealer yesterday because it was leaking brake fluid and told them again about the cel light. They then told me I needed to have the mass air flow sensor replace (nearly $400) and that is why my car has been downshifting by itself and losing power while driving. This makes me feel unsafe to drive the car that I had wanted for so long. Dt. This issue happened on 10/15/01.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Volvo S40

Consumer has a 2007 Volvo S40. The contact stated while driving 30 mph, she applied the brakes and a brake light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the contact was informed that the vehicle was leaking brake fluid. Brake fluid was added to the vehicle as a temporary remedy. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated NHTSA campaign id number 08v101000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 76,000. The VIN was unavailable. This issue happened on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of BMW 545

Tl - the owner has a 2004 BMW 545i. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he engaged the brakes but the vehicle took longer to came to a complete stop. Also, the contact mentioned that brake fluid was leaking. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the brake pump, brake booster pump seal, oil pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 121,000 and the current mileage was 122,000. Pm. It was Tue., Apr. 1, 2014 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of BMW X5

The car was a 2006 BMW X5. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5UXFB53506_. On August 8th 2013 while we were on vacation in northern NY, the vehicle braking system failed -¿ pedal to the floor with very minimal braking function. This is a huge concern in any area, but we were in a mountainous region of NY and this could have ended very very bad. Luckily it didn't. I called the closest BMW (keeler) dealer and spoke with a service representative. I noted the year and model and explained the symptoms. The service representative knew immediately what it was. He had me check under the driver's side of the vehicle for a brake line leak. Sure enough he was correct; brake fluid was dripping from the cover under the driver's floor. He made note that they see this very frequently in their service group. They had another X5 in the shop for the same problem and because that owner was a "local", keeler used their parts for our vehicle. Very concerning is the fact that a month earlier, we had a nys inspection and the corroded brake lines went unnoticed. When we returned home, I spoke to the BMW of rochester service guys about this. To my surprise, they confirmed that they to see this corroded brake line problem on a regular basis. I paid $2106. 57 for a problem that your service teams see on a regular basis, yet nothing has ever been mentioned to me and the vehicle passed the nys safety inspection a month earlier. I worked with BMW of rochester service and discussed my concerns regarding the brake failure. BMW extended a good faith offer of $2000. 00 towards a new vehicle. This appears to be a common problem that the BMW service shops see frequently. It rendered the vehicle unsafe to drive and should have been discovered with a proper safety inspection. Best regards. It was Thu., Aug. 8, 2013 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Buick Rendezvous

Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 3G5DA03E53_. The vehicle involved is a 2003 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while at a complete stop with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle rolled away. The brake warning light was illuminated and smoke emitted from the engine compartment. Upon inspection, it was found that brake fluid was leaking and making contact with the exhaust manifold. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 127,000. It was Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 when this brake fluid leak issue happened.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Buick Lesabre

The vehicle involved was a 1998 Buick Lesabre. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G4HP52K4W_. Brakes went out, had no pedal at all. Managed to get home. Fluid full. Master cylinder ok. Brake shoes new. Brake fluid not leaking. Oil is leaking, but no brake fluid at all. Cannot find what the problem. Cannot get any pedal on the brakes. This problem occurred on Friday, July 26, 2013.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Cadillac SRX

The car is a 2014 Cadillac Srx. Crash happened when the problem occurred. Incident occurred while contact (c) was backing Srx down the approx 40 degree upslope 100¿ long driveway curved at bottom. Surfaces were dry & it was sunny. C purchased Srx new (navigation, driver awareness & driver assist) in late 12/13. C &/or spouse have backed Srx down driveway without incident 100 plus times. C & spouse entered Srx, adjusted seats & mirror, & buckled seat belts. C depressed brake pedal & pushed start button. While retaining pressure on brake, c shifted transmission selector into r, ¿reverse. ¿� the back-up camera display appeared. Immediately, Srx began to roll down driveway. Rolling continued despite increasing brake pedal pressure exerted. C was standing on brake pedal to get Srx to respond to full stop. Viewing the back-up camera display, c attempted to steer Srx so as to avoid entering street. Srx was stopped by impacting retaining wall on left side of driveway. Once Srx had stopped, c (with brake pedal still depressed) was able to shift gears & move Srx from driveway. C tested Srx by driving forwards & braking & noted no issues. Srx was dealer inspected. Dealer indicated that "could not duplicate concern. Checked for bulletins, no related bulletins. Inspected brake fluid for leaks, no leaks. No stored dtc's. " Srx's hill start assist feature, which holds Srx for maximum of two secs so driver may move from brake to accelerator without risk of rolling - feature does not function. Dealer verbally stated that on steep hills, Srx should be driven with two feet, one on brake & one on accelerator. For this report, c never used accelerator & never removed foot from brake pedal. C believes Srx should not have been at risk of rolling & brakes & transmission failed & should be investigated. Crash resulted in damage to left mirror, left chrome vent & left rear wheel well. Repair cost estimated at $980. This problem occurred on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Cadillac Escalade

I own a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. While driving 35 mph, I attempted to engage the brakes but the brake pedal abnormally sank into the floorboard. The brake warning lamp illuminated and I had to engage the emergency brake, and maunal breaking in order to stop the vehicle. After a mechanic inspected the vehicle he noticed that brake fluid was leaking from under the engine compartment (front driver-side). The vehicle was taken to the shop. The technician diagnosed that due to corrosion, the brake line was fracture and needed to be replaced. The failure and current mileage was 187,500. I have never owned a car where the break lines actually rusted out ???. It was Sun., Apr. 6, 2014 when this brake fluid leak issue occurred.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Jaguar XJ6

The vehicle was a 1998 Jaguar Xj6. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was SBTKV1549I_. Brakes system malfunctioned, causing the brake hose to leak fluid onto the engine which may cause a fire. Struts have been replaced 3 times, but problems still present. This issue happened on Saturday, January 1, 2000.

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car   Brake Fluid Leak problem of Jaguar S-type

The car is a 2000 Jaguar S-type. While driving at 60 mph brake system failure, warning light came on. Also, vehicle experienced extended stopping distance when brakes were depressed. This was caused by a brake fluid leak.

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