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My brake pedal sometimes "buckles"

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One of two things-you have a rotor that is worn and has deformed from heat OR your master cylinder needs to be serviced and bled, more likely a rotor and its time to do your brake service on all wheels.

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Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
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M44998-ON

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_____________________________________________________________________________

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