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    Default Brakes locking up!

    Alright Ladies/Gents right tonight i had a near miss almost ended up in the back of someone. Basically when i put my foot on the brake pedel my brakes locked up as if the brake had got stuck on and i could feel and hear a grinding coming from them any ideas? the cars only done 15k miles and the front tyres are only a few weeks old.
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    dont know mate but i wouldn't risk it get yourself back to the dealers.

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    Its just not slowing down but it only happens now and again hence why i thought the pads wernt shot
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    Not sure of this, but could be something to do with ABS, but one thing for sure needs sorted ASAP Mark!!

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    I get no warning lights coming on and no indication untill i brake buy then obviously it will be to late! could the brake fluid have air in it?
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    If there was air in system the pedal would be spongy and brakes soft

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    Not that then as there fine most of the time!
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    Isn't there a problem with the Insignias disks? Bad scoring or something? It is an Insignia you have isnt it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    Isn't there a problem with the Insignias disks? Bad scoring or something? It is an Insignia you have isnt it???
    Yes it is mate. Do you know if theres a recall?
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    Sorry mate I dont know. I belive VX will replace affected disks though. Mark the Cabby set up insignia-a.com, he might be worth a PM.

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