I bought a 2013 Volt 2 weeks ago. While at the CVS drive through today the car started to beep warning lights when off, brake pedal went to the floor and the car started moving forward. The brakes completely stopped working, no pumping or anything. I made it into a parking space to await for a tow truck and turned the vehicle off. When I turned the vehicle on the error messages were gone and the brake pedal felt solid again. I started to move the car and the errors came back and brakes failed again..
Remember to drum is designed to take a lot of heat, and that comes from engaging the truck air brakes. The exact amount of heat really depends on the drum (manufacturers vary). But it also depends on how hard and long the brakes were applied for. If too much heat were to build up the brakes would stop working, and no one wants that!
ÂLet's say that despite your attentive care of the vehicle, the brakes begin to fail. What dangers might you and your passengers face, and how can you prepare for them? What will you do if you are towing a boat or trailer and experience brake failure? How can a runaway truck ramp help if your brakes stop working? In this article, we'll investigate the answers to these questions, explaining everything you need to know along the way.