About 5 weeks ago I took my van in for it's semi-annual inspection. I also told them I was having brake pedal issues. After inspecting they found the rear pads needed replacing, and rotors needed machining. I authorized them to do the work. Took it for a test drive and the pedal was still not right. After some diagnostic test there were no codes. The mechanic took it for another drive with a portable diagnostic machine and it coded inoperative electronic brake and traction control. Diagnostic chart recomended replacing BPMV valve and EBCM. After replacing these parts they bled the lines, topped off brake fluid and road tested ok. Also they did a brake through service, I'm wondering what all they did with that? We went on holidays for a couple of weeks and I noticed the brake pedal was still not functioning properly. There were a lot of hills were we were and over a couple weeks the pedal would go almost to the floor while braking downhill. On flat ground it would be very hard to push. Infact the brakes had failed completely while my Mom was driving down the hill with my niece. She had to make a quick right turn onto someone's property to avoid a collision with trees and a building, never mind the potential to go off a cliff! As you can imagine I did not want to drive the van, my brother was visiting and drove it home for me safely. I then had it towed to the dealership. I am now waiting after 3 days of being in to see what is going on. They first told me the brake fluid is contaminated and would have to replace all components with rubber on them. Now they are waiting 4-5 days to test it, and if it's not contaminated they say it's the master cylinder that will need replacing. My question is if it is contaminated would they not be the ones responsible for that since they were the last ones to service my brakes? Is there anyway to hold them accountable for that? From the research I've been doing it would not take long for the damage to occur. I've been living here for a year and no one else has worked on my van. My mileage is 68000 km. Thanks in advance for any info.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 6:36 AM