I was driving a 99 Taurus on Sat afternoon (19K miles, automatic V6) when I realized the emergency brake was on. After releasing it, and while trying to slow down coming of the parkway into town, I experienced total brake failure, panicking as I stepped on the pedal and felt it slide all the way to the floor.
Honking frantically and trying to slow the vehicle, I blew through 3 red lights and somehow made it into a gas station parking lot where I threw it into park and tried to breathe while calling AAA so I could tow it to the dealership.
J any insight or anything you learn would be appreciated.
Sunday, August 12th, 2007 AT 9:04 PM