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2008 rav-4 toyota brake pedal continues to go down after you stop while holding the brake pedal at a red light.

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  • geithman Jan 15, 2009

    I have a 2008 Rav4 with 3000 miles. Brake pedal sinks at stoplight when steady pressure is applied. It hasn't actually gone all the way to the floor, however. Dealer says this is normal, but it is very unerving, to say the least. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    I have same problem, dealer says its the electronic brake distribution system & quite normal. I agree its worrying, makes me drive overly cautious.

  • kvgb Jan 28, 2009

    I have an Avensis of july 2007 and have the same problem, my dealer says it 's normal but other experts think there is a problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I have a similar problem at stop lights, except when the pedal goes down the DSC light comes on and the warning chirp goes off indicating that DSC is on. I've had it into the dealer three times. They had days this time and say that this is normal with the Hill Climb assist feature. But they never new this till my car. They say that it indicates this in the owners manual. I'm not sure about that. I have never used the Hill Climb Assist nor probably ever will.

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If you own a Toyota with (BA) Brake Assist, it may be out of adjustment. It is adjustable on the 2010 Highlander and I would guess that it might be adjustable on your Toyota vehicle as well. (Assuming this is actually your problem, you have had it checked out by your service department and they said there is nothing wrong or that it was normal.) If the brake assist is out of adjustment it may be coming on too soon or when minimal brake pressure is applied. This causes a long brake pedal (brake fade or the pedal travels longer than normal before resistance is felt) and/or jerky brakes. As far as the Hill Climb Assist or DSC, this feature is activated when the brakes are applied after the vehicle has come to a stop and then you continue to press harder on the brakes for a couple more seconds. It also comes on if you drive with two feet. If you have your foot on the brake and you press slightly on the accelerator (when the vehicle is completely stopped), the DSC will come on and you will hear the chirp.

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Brake problems with these cars seem common, I have had lots of problems with the brakes too!

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