Occasional brake noise is normal.If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out.If your vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.
Brake dust may accumulate on the wheels, even under normal driving conditions. Some dust is inevitable as the brakes wear. See
Cleaning the Wheels.
Depending on applicable laws and regulations in the country for which your vehicle was originally built, the brake lamps may flash during heavy braking.Following this the hazard warning flashers may also flash when your vehicle comes to a stop.
Wet brakes result in reduced braking efficiency. Gently press the brake pedal a few times when driving from a car wash or standing water to dry the brakes.
Brake Over Accelerator
In the event the accelerator pedal becomes stuck or entrapped, apply steady and firm pressure to the brake pedal to slow the vehicle and reduce engine power. If you experience this condition, apply the brakes and bring your vehicle to a safe stop.Shift the transmission to park (P) (automatic transmission) or to a low gear (manual transmission), switch the engine off and apply the parking brake. Inspect the accelerator pedal and the area around it for any items or debris that may be obstructing its movement.If none are found and the condition persists, have your vehicle towed to the dealer for service.
Brake assist detects when you brake heavily by measuring the rate at which you press the brake pedal. It provides maximum braking efficiency as long as you press the pedal. Brake assist can reduce stopping distances in critical situations.
Anti-lock Brake System
This system helps you maintain steering control and vehicle stability during emergency stops by keeping the brakes from locking.