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Old 07-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Question Brake Pedal To The Floor?

Had my 2012 for about a month now and noticing that I can press the pedal all the way to the floor. The car still stops pretty fine and its not really like the pressure drops after you hit the braking pressure but in the F-150's we have at work there's a definite stopping point where you can feel the pressure stop your foot and there's no way you can drop the pedal any further. On the other hand, I noticed I can press the pedal all the way down to the floor on the Hyundai Accent rental car I have right now but the car still brakes fine - in fact they bite way harder and faster than my Focus though I'm hoping after the warped rotors are resurfaced that will be corrected.

Anyway, can you press the brake pedal all the way to the floor in your Focus or do you think my fluid is slightly boiled?


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Old 07-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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Your brake pedal should not go all the way to the floor. Get that checked out.
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I have the car in for service right now and mentioned the pedal thing. Hopefully I'll get the car back tomorrow and I'll let you know what the service department thought.
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That would make me think something was wrong in the brake system somewhere. I would not drive the car until I got it corrected.
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It could be bad master cylinder or calipers.

Normally its the secondary piston seal in the master cylinder that fails. (otherwise it would leak from the front where it is attached to the brake booster)
Instead of pushing the pressure to the lines some pressure return back to the reservoir.

Check your brake fluid level also!

Sometimes it happens, all parts are not created equal!
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Maybe there's in the cylinder?

Did the cat had a brake job done?
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:26 PM   #7
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Well I got the car back today. They ended up replacing the front rotors because they were too thin to be resurfaced. When I asked about the pedal he said he didn't find any leaks. After driving the car the brake shimmy has gone but the pedal still feels a little bit soft. I feel like I'm depressing it a good 1/4 of the way just to get good brake feel and I can still push it all the way down at a stop until it clicks and the back of it hits something. I ran a VHR when I got home and it still says "Brake & Suspension Service Required". I wonder if I should bring it to another dealer and see if I can get a better diagnosis there?
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Maybe there's air in the system.
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I'm assuming it needs a brake flush now. I'll call the dealership back tomorrow and see if they'll flush it under warranty. I'm concerned about the VHR though. Is that something they need to reset after service or do you think the computer is reporting something that's still out of spec. I don't have any brake warning lights on in the dash but after reading the VHR details it seems like the light doesn't necessarily need to trigger for a problem to arise.

Thanks for all the responses. Hopefully I'll get this resolved soon.
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If you can put the pedal to the floor without locking up the tires, something is very wrong.
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