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Toyota Skid Control Update

Some 2015-2017 Toyota Camry vehicles may exhibit a “Check Brake System” message on the MID (multi-information display) in the combination meter/instrument assembly at engine start-up along with DTC C1441.

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Dual Bleeder Part Numbers Added to Raybestos Element3 Caliper Line

Brake Parts Inc LLC (BPI) has expanded its Raybestos Element3 brake caliper line with the addition of new dual bleeder part numbers, covering several popular vehicles-in-operation (VIO) applications such as the Ford F-150 and Honda Civic, according to Kristin Grons, marketing manager for BPI. 

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Safebraking.com Website Gets an Update

Safebraking has relaunched its website, Safebraking.com, which is designed to help raise awareness of issues affecting brake technology.

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Jaguar Might Pause Braking

Jaguar Land Rover North America is recalling certain 2019-2020 I-PACE vehicles.

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Bad Rear Calipers

This bulletin applies to a host of GM vehicles including 2018-2019 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevy Bolt EV, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu and Volt and GMC Terrain.

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Current Brake Technology: A Discussion of Pads, Rotors and Fluids

While technological changes and advancements are in the works for future vehicles, such as electronic braking systems, we thought it best to discuss what’s happening at the current time, in terms of brake pad, rotor and fluid technology.  Included in this article are comments from several brake system parts manufacturers.

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Nissan Lack of Power

This bulletin applies to all Nissan vehicles equipped with an Electric Throttle Chamber (for example, 2014 Frontier). If a customer describes a lack of power or poor acceleration, perform the following checks before attempting any repairs:

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Brake Disc Caution

Acura advises that brake discs that are FNC treated are never to be refinished.

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Soft Pedal Software

This bulletin applies to 2019 Acura RDX vehicles. The customer may comment that the brake pedal feels soft or that there is too much pedal travel.

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GM Caliper Recall

GM has announced a recall for certain 2018-2019 vehicles including Chevy Equinox, Bolt EV, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, and Volt, Buick Regal and LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS and GMC Terrain, built from March 2018 to July 2018.

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