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Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Your vehicle's brake pedal should be firm and sturdy when you press down on it. So, if it feels spongy and soft, there must be a problem. This component plays a crucial role in controlling your vehicle, so the unnerving sensation can compromise your vehicle's overall performance and safety. You must therefore have your car checked immediately and the issue resolved before getting back on the road. Here are some of the common symptoms of spongy brake pedals: The brake pedal is always sinking You have to constantly pump your pedal to prevent it from creeping ahead The brakes warning light comes on Causes of Spongy Brakes Air is a Major Culprit It is not unusual for air to find its way into the brake lines interfering with the smooth flow of the brake fluid. Besides, your vehicle's brake fluid might have absorbed moisture with time, especially when your bleeder valve loosens. In such a case, a mechanical technician will perform brake bleeding (flushing the brakes) to elim ... read more