Brake pedal has to pressed to the floor to get the brakes to work

Tiny
VMORIN918
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  • 2017 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 26,000 MILES
The brakes seem to work but you have to push the pedal just about to the floor in order for them to engage and start slowing the car down. I'm not sure if this is a cylinder problem, or what but I doubt it's the brake pads there's no squealing, etc.
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Friday, July 26th, 2019 AT 6:52 AM

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Tiny
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Hi VMorin,

This is an issue that you need to address ASAP. It is more than likely the master cylinder or worse yet, you have a leak. This will not get better but the brakes could fail to stop the vehicle and that is clearly not good.

Here is a guide that takes you through some basics that you can check but again, any time you have an issue like this, the brake fluid pressure is getting bleed off somewhere. Either an external leak or an internal one most likely with the master cylinder.

Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-pedal-goes-to-the-floor
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Friday, July 26th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM

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