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Brakes lock up ?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by PCRIDE4RUNNER, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Dec 13, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    PCRIDE4RUNNER

    PCRIDE4RUNNER [OP] New Member

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    Anyone have the problem of your new 4R brakes locking up when pressing firmly like when needing to slow way down like if your on the free way and all of a sudden traffic is backed up? I wouldn’t expect pressing the brakes firmly then all of a sudden it catching and locking up the tires.

    The damn thing locks up and starts swaying and scares the hell out me me... and almost, if not dangerous. Like a new rental car, how the brakes are very touchy but worse. Do you think the brakes need adjustment ?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2018 at 5:37 PM
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    scottalot

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    Sounds scary as hell and I hope I never have that problem.
    If it happens often and you can easily replicate it I’d suggest taking a service tech for a spin.. make sure to for warn the tech of what’s about to take place unless you wanna really piss em off :rofl:

    If, by chance you don’t tell the technahead of time- please set up a GoPro and record for us to see later haha
     
  3. Dec 14, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    DGP1961

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    Hmmm a braking assist feature not working properly!!!
     
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  4. Dec 14, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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    fixer5000

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    i know when you really lean on that pedal its like throwing out an anchor. the day i picked mine up i almost put my wife through the windshield!! they have mellowed a bit since then luckily
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    fsroader

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    Disc brakes are non-adjustable. You will get used to your brakes soon.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    4runningMan

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    OP- did you ever get this figured out? i would think the anti-lock brakes would kick in before locking up. which makes me think this might be and anti-lock brake issue?

    mine don't lock, but they squeak very often. didn't do it at all the first couple of months of ownership. but now they're squeaking a lot. weird. and its multiple wheels, not just one.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    highlycaffeinated

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    My 2017 does the same thing. Unexpectedly, at fast road/highway speeds, I press firmly and they lock up and send you into a skid until you take your foot off completely. It's happened to me around 5 times in the 16 months that I've had it but I can't reproduce it because the vast majority of the time the ABS works as expected.
     

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