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weird noise and actuation of ABS
On more than one occasion, I've braked harder in a parking lot, at a very slow speed and the left front wheel (or so it sounds like) makes an ABS activation type noise. Not sure why, and it doesn't happen all that often, or with any regularity, so of course I'm sure the dealer will say they cannot replicate the problem. I will have to wait until it becomes a constant problem.
On the same note, I've noticed that a brake sound like a brake riding against the rotor occurs when I will sometimes go from park to reverse, while on a slight grade. Almost like the brakes are holding the car when in park even when the hand brake is not engaged. The sound is concerning, though it has not prevented me from driving or backing up.
Chadds Ford, PA, USA
car creeps forward when stopped at red light
This has happened twice since I bought car. First time I tapped into car in front of me. Second time it happen to my husband. Both times we were stopped at red light with car ahead of us. We could not 'feel' car moving but with foot firmly pressed on brakes car just started creeping slowly. For me it stopped after alarms went off and I tapped car in front. For my husband, he had to move gear out of drive pushing even harder on breaks and put car in reverse. It could have been very dangerous if this had happened while waiting for cars to clear to pull out on busy street. Funny thing is, usually you can feel the car move when you take your foot off the brake....but not this....it just started creeping and if you are not looking ahead, you don't even know car was moving! That was my case, I was looking down at my papers but my husband was looking forward and first thought car in front was rolling back until he notice both cars (two lanes) would have to be rolling back at same time toward us. There was absolutely NO doubt it was us creeping forward! Called Toyota place and they have not heard of problem and said all they could do was hook it up to a computer. Needlesstosay now I make sure I have plenty room behind car in front so I can grab emergency brake or knock into neutral to regain control.
Update from Feb 8, 2017: Since posting this, I have contacted Toyota headquarters after my dealer found nothing he could fix. Toyota has been very gracious and has even sent a field technician to check my car. I have not received the report from the technician yet but will update when I do. I am hopeful the problem can be identified. Toyota is being very helpful and not just dismissing my concerns. I AM more alert now when stopping at a red light and have added a video cam to my car.
Columbus, GA, US