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Old 10-18-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Brake problem with my new Suzuki SX4

The brake feel of the car is very unprogressive. When I depress the brake pedal, the first quarter of the brake pedal travel is very light and is very sensitive. Even I lightly tap the pedal, the car stops rapidly.

After the first quarter of the brake pedal travel, the brake pedal becomes harder and harder to depress.

I also hear a loud "hissing" sound when I depress the brake pedal.

What's wrong with the brake? The car is new with about 300kms on it.

Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Different cars have different brake pedal feels. In my limited expereince I've found that japanese cars' brakes are fairly touchy compared to german or american.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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Take it back to the dealer. That's what warranty is for. At the same time it sounds normal. But double check for piece of mind.

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Old 11-01-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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leaking brake booster? take it back to the dealer man, best to play it safe!
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I am driving a courtesy car which is a Suzuki SX4 Hatch (4800km on the clock) too
I totally feel this problem !
At first I thought I was not used to it, but now someone is complaining about this too..!
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better than the corolla rental i had, freaken brakes were a on/off switch
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:45 PM   #7
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I don't know what to say.. good to have someone with me in the same boat I guess...

from the info I gather, it seems like a brake pad issue..
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