Brake system failed

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Pipers05
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Brake system failed

Post by Pipers05 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:31 pm

Just want to start by saying sorry if punctuation and spelling is not great, still in a bad way from my crash yesterday.

I’ve got a 68 plate CHR, it went in a few weeks back for it’s first service. We had never had any problems with it. Since having it back I’ve been unable to have a phone conversation through Bluetooth as it cuts out. The navigation system will be showing me where to go, then suddenly it’s showing me the radio channels. All very strange.
Friday I went to collect my son from school, I did a 3point turn in the rd (on a slight hill) to park behind another car. I start to apply pressure to the brake which went straight to the floor, I’ve glanced down and the screen is showing low brake fluid, I then tried as you do to avoid the car which I caught the right hand side of their car on the screen it was still showing low brake fluid. The only way I could stop the car from going anywhere was to apply the parking brake. I tried to put the car in reverse as I was blocking the rd but it wouldn’t go into reverse. I turned the engine off I tried to put it into reverse several times but it kept just going forward so I had to apply the parking brake. I left the car for 20 mins and the car went into reverse and reversed no problem at all.
At the moment the car is in holding waiting to go to a garage, I really don’t know what to do as I want to make sure that it’s looked at properly and the garage don’t try to cover it up... I know 100% that the brakes completely failed on me. I don’t want to ever drive that car again.

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by smartly » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:47 pm

I had a similar failure on a Lexus IS250, reversing out the garage to a steep downhill drive and I applied brake to slow down to get ready to turn at the bottom and it went to the floor. Parking brake then managed to jam it into park ............. called out the rescue people who eventually put it on a low loader and to a Lexus dealer.

Can't you look at the brake fluid reservoir, take the top off and see what's in there and take a photo?
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Re: Brake system failed

Post by Toybaru1 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:37 pm

If you still have acces to the car i would as suggested above check the fluid and have a look around all the wheels see if you can see a fluid leak from any of the calipers.

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by Toybaru1 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:47 pm

Any update on this issue ??

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by Pipers05 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:26 pm

Not yet it’s take the rac since Friday to get my car the a garage.... will let you know when I know anything.

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by Pipers05 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:47 pm

Car still in with Toyota. The are waiting for someone to come and look at the car. I know they will say there’s nothing wrong with it. The crash repair centre disconnected the battery, Toyota wished it had gone straight to them before any work was done on it. Toyota were not told it had been involved in an accident. The whole thing is a joke.

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by Pipers05 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:00 pm

Surprise surprise nothing wrong with the car....

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Re: Brake system failed

Post by raija » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:16 pm

Toyota C-HR does not print any error code. Toyota specialist says: there is nothing wrong with the car. :?
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