There are three things, according to owners, that happen when you press the brake pedal in the 2013 Dodge Dart. Spoiler alert: none of them involve stopping.
- The brake pedal becomes very difficult to press
- There are audible hisses and pops
- Braking distances increase when driving
In fact, some owners say the only way to stop their car is to use the emergency brake (just don’t mention that to these 2 owners who say their parking brake doesn’t work).
You don’t need a mechanics degree to know there’s something wrong with this situation. Early indications are the master cylinder or brake booster are messed up. NHTSA plans to investigate the issue which currently affects about 121,000 cars.
If anything comes of the investigation, we’ll let you know about it.