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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Where the F*(% did my rear brake go?!

On my commute home today I was having some high speed fun in traffic and came up quick on my exit. I down shifted, made my exit, slowed a bit but wanted a little drag brake to cross 3 lanes.....oh ****! where's my rear brake? It took about double the brake pedal travel to engage. Not a cool surprise at 50mph in thick traffic. After a bit of pumping everything firmed up properly and worked as advertised.

Unfortunately that's the THIRD time it's happened, so I need to get it in to the dealership. No commonality in the 3 times it happened so I'm stumped.

Just wanted to get the word out and I'll post what the dealership says.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 11:43 AM
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Do you have the ABS model? Wondering if it may be triggering.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 12:06 PM
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First check the level in the master cylinder, tho hopefully not a leak. Follow the line to see if all connections are clean.
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I do have the ABS and that's my biggest fear. I've inspected the entire brake system and no leaks. I really don't see how air could have got in there but that's what the warranty is for.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 08:19 PM
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Best to bring it into your dealer for a check, can never be to safe when it comes to brakes especially the rear one. Saved my butt a few times.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 03:16 PM
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Hopefully your dealer can let you know what went wrong so people can get an idea to maybe look around?
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End of this week I have an appointment. I'll definitely post what they say but I'm not optimistic. Till then I'm just super aware of my right foot.

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Hopefully your dealer can let you know what went wrong so people can get an idea to maybe look around?
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Welp...no surprise, the maintenance folks at the dealership could not duplicate the problem. They bled the rear brake, checked out all the hardware...no evidence of a problem. Back to commuting at 100mph+!
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Hopefully it was just trapped air in one of the lines and they got it resolved.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 04:59 PM
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Oh isn't that always the case, the problem always goes away when you take it in ahaha
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