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Excessive brake pedal travel and 'soft' brakes

2003 Honda Accord V6...current mileage is about 50K power brake pedal seemed to travel too far--below level of accelerator pedal. I have had all pads replaced, brake fluid changed twice, recently had master cylinder replaced. All done at a local Honda dealer...they want me to believe this 'travel and soft feel' is's not...I've had 6 hondas and never had this problem. It's dangerous because I can step on the accelerator pedal while stopping and I'm scared the brakes are going to fail at some point.

If you press on brake pedal when starting the goes almost to the floor board...when stopping(and I can brake hard enough to make the anti-lock brakes come on)...if I keep pressing on the brake pedal once keeps traveling...almost to the floor board.

A manual I have for this model Honda..seems to suggest that it might be a problem with the power brake booster...the local dealer has tried everything else...but hasn't agreed with me that it is the booster....

What do you think the problem is???

Ed LaRoche

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The brakes have to be bleed you wrote that when you start the car the pedal goes to the floor that means the booster is working fine take it back and tell them you want the brakes bleed

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