I start the car, put it in drive, and everything in the brakes fees normal. The brakes work fine the first two or three times I push them. Then the event happens- all brake power is lost, you can hear metal on metal sound, and brake pedal gets stiff. I pump them a few times and work the pedal which eventually goes to the ground - the whole time the brakes stay stiff. After the brake goes to the floor, you can feel a change in the pedal pushing back at you and the brakes regain power. It only happens once after the SUV is started. Until I start it up again.
It happens frequently, but it doesn't happen all the time. I have recently noticed this seems happens more often after the the vehicle is parked and pointing down hill- not so much when it is on an flat or uphill incline.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 7:51 AM