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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
v_kerr
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2012 jeep gc brake issue!!!!

Hi All, I'm new to the JeepForum and I'm looking for some information. I'm hoping someone here can help me. In February 2012 I purchased a brand new Jeep GC Laredo. In May 2012 I started noticing some issues with the brakes but it was intermittent and I hadn't driven the car much since I purchased it (I was very ill from February-September). In December I was driving on the highway at a speed of 70mph when I went to slow down and I found that I could not press the brake pedal down!! It was STUCK in the up position! I released my foot from the brake and pressed down again and the car responded. This began happening frequently and in January I brough the the car to be inspected. The dealership was unable to identify any issues with the car but the problem continued to happen. They even told me that another customer had brought their vehicle in with the same issue! Anyway, about 2 weeks later the issue happened again, twice in a row and I nearly rearended the car infront of me. Again, I was driving on the highway at high speeds. This scared me very much and I immediately brought the car in. The car has been there for 23 days now. They say they have tried everything and are unable to identify the issue. I also got word that this is occurring in other vehicles around the country as well and they have been unable to identify or repair it. I'm not sure of the outcome of those other cases. Basically I was wondering if anyone here has experienced this issue or anything similar? No lights go on on the dashboard when this happens. No jerking sensation, nothing. The car just doesn't recognize that I'm pushing the brake because the pedal won't go down. This is a frightening and EXTREMELY dangerous issue! Please Help!

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Unread 02-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Check this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...rakes-1468919/

Interestingly enough, the theory is that its caused by cold weather. Has it been real cold in your area lately? We only seem to experience it in very cold weather.

My dealer first said they reproduced it, then kept the car to try and pinpoint the problem. Finally, after three days they gave up. They backtracked on reproducing the problem, saying they only did so under certain ridiculous conditions (4000 rpms - which I rarely get the car to) and what they experienced was "normal".

Interesting to hear that your dealer acknowledged that they are seeing this issue more. My dealer said Chrysler told them they had never heard of it. Ugh.....
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Unread 02-16-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Ghrysler will most likely tell you that this is the only one GLOBALLY doing it thats their catch line .
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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OscarTilly: This has been happening since I purchased the car a year ago.. it happened in the summer and fall.. it's very nonspecific... they told me that it's been happening with a few other cars (one that actually came in to MY dealership the exact day I brought my car in!) and that they have not been able to repair or pinpoint what is exactly causing the issue. It happens when I'm driving at regular highway speeds and in traffic. It's interesting to hear that you have experienced this issue too! My dealership has been so upfront and honest with me which I truly appreciate, Chrylser on the otherhand only tells me things after I push and push and push. I hope it doesn't take someone to be in a very serious accident for this issue to be taken seriously and I don't want to be the guinea pig with them trying to figure out the issue either!

When did your car start doing this?? Is it as intermittent as mine has been??

Thank you for your reply!
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