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BRAKES When you press brake pedal and release the brakes feel they are still being pressed and pedal sticks down slighty. And the brake lights are on when this happens.

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This sounds like the vacuum booster near the master break cylinder is leaking internally... This will like likely have to be resolved by a dealer or well qualified tech for your vehicle.

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