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 the 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.
Wet brake discs result in reduced braking efficiency. Dab the brake pedal when driving from a car wash to remove the film of water.
Anti-Lock Brake System (If Equipped)
The system is designed to aid the driver. It is not intended to replace your attention and judgment. You are still responsible to drive with due care and attention.|
This system helps you maintain steering control during emergency stops by keeping the brakes from locking.
In the event the accelerator pedal becomes stuck or entrapped, apply steady and firm pressure to the brake pedal to slow your vehicle and reduce engine power.
If you experience this condition:
- Apply the brakes and bring your vehicle to a safe stop.
- Turn the engine off.
- Select park (P) (automatic transmission only).
- Apply the parking brake.
Inspect the accelerator pedal for any interferences. If none are found and the condition persists, have your vehicle towed to a dealer.
Disc brake pads should be checked to confirm that each disc brake pad lining has a suitable amount of friction material for safe use.
Inspection and Verification
Disc brake pads must be replaced as an "axle set". Do not replace an individual disc brake pad or disc brake pads on one brake assembly only.
- Using a suitable tool, such as an inspection mirror, look into the inspection hole on the back of each disc brake caliper.
- Inspect the inner and outer disc brake pads to confirm each disc brake pad lining measures
1.5 mm thick or more.
See your authorised dealer if any disc brake pad lining is under
1.5 mm thickness.
Inspect each brake caliper and anchor bracket for corrosion, wear, or damage.
Automatic adjustment of disc brake friction material during brake application occurs as follows:
- The piston slides within its bore to a new position, taking up the brake pad wear.
- The brake caliper moves on its guide pins, taking up the brake pad wear.