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#1 gwhite73



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

I have a 2010(60) 1.4 tdci mk7 and I've noticed that I seem to have to press the brake a lot further before the brakes react than what I do in similar new cars. In fact I test drove a 62 plate b max the other day and my head hit the steering wheel when I braked! The braking effort seems fine it's just that the first half of the pedal seems to do nothing whereas other cars seem to react even if you push the brake pedal a millimeter.

I've recently had new pads which hasn't seem to have made any difference.

Does anyone know what might be wrong? I've just had a service 3 weeks ago and the cars still under warranty


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#2 MartynS


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:07 PM

Mine are the same, take a look at this topic I made a couple of years ago.

#3 neps


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

Same here. 2009 Fiesta, 50% travel before brakes engages. My 2009 Mondeo is really something else. Im throwing everyone in the car around each time I as much as touch the brakes. To sensitive imo. I would like something in between.

Spongy brakes usually means air in the linings, but for the fiesta i think this is a designflaw somewhere. I just replaced both my pads and discs. It got a bit better, but still spongy. My braided linings arrived today, they will be installed this weekend. I think that will improve things,

#4 kpg


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:27 PM

Happens on mine too dude, it's just the Fiesta's design  :mellow:

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