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#1 OFFLINE   unca waldo

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:09 PM

Hi, new guy here, with a question about the brakes our new vehicle... we recently bought the car, a 2015 Titanium model, that hadn't been registered... so it's a "new" vehicle, though it has about 5,000 miles on the odometer.  Apparently, it was the dealership's owner's ride for a while.

Anyway, I did check "search" and didn't see anything directly related to what I'm experiencing... and that is, the brakes seem awful "grabby".  They don't pull to the right or left, they're just not "linear", it's as if they are an "on/off" switch.

Perhaps it's just a matter of adjusting to a new car, but I thought I ask and see if others have experienced this.  

Other than that, we couldn't be more pleased about this car... it rides, handles and performs as well, or better, than any of the "up market" brands we test drove.

Thanks for any feed-back...









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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

It's been mentioned a few times - I think it evens out with wear.   I would try a few hard stops from 60 mph or so (safely of course - check traffic).

 

FWIW I don't recall having that problem on our 2016 MkX.



#3 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

Possible they use different brake pads?  MKX shows

14 F2GZ-2001-A FRONT PADS

MKX

$94.37

$65.11

Edge options show:

  14 F2GZ-2001-C BRAKE PADS

W/18 ROTOR

$94.37 $65.11   14 F2GZ-2001-A BRAKE PADS

W/17 ROTOR

$94.37 $65.11   14 F2GZ-2001-C FRONT PADS

EDGE; 18 FRONT BRAKES

$94.37 $65.11   14 F2GZ-2001-A FRONT PADS

EDGE; 17 FRONT BRAKES

$94.37 $65.11  

#4 OFFLINE   27Sport

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:43 PM

I had the same problem with my '15 Sport. There is a SSM (Special Service Message) about the issue. Bring it to a dealer and the fix is to replace the brake booster with an updated part.


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#5 OFFLINE   unca waldo

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 04:32 PM

Just a follow-up... apparently, I'm "getting used to" the brake feel.  They still seems rather abrupt, but I'm beginning to get the feel.

By comparison, after not driving it, I drove my '07 Magnum R/T today, and the difference in brake feel is amazing.  Neither car is "bad", I just find the brakes on my Magnum so much easier to modulate.  Of course, I've been driving it since 2007, so I know exactly what to expect.


Edited by unca waldo, 25 August 2016 - 04:33 PM.


#6 OFFLINE   jasonb12

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:54 PM

Hi,

 

I have noticed that when I am driving and try to apply the breaks I sometimes don't get any until I step down really hard, then it grabs. at times if I am reversing I don't get no breaks at all???

 

can someone tell me what might cause this on my 2011 ford edge.

 

I have checked the break fluid and it seems to be fine.



#7 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:32 PM

Sometimes I can't catch a break either.



#8 OFFLINE   ONEDGE16

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 02:24 PM

Hi,

 

I have noticed that when I am driving and try to apply the breaks I sometimes don't get any until I step down really hard, then it grabs. at times if I am reversing I don't get no breaks at all???

 

can someone tell me what might cause this on my 2011 ford edge.

 

I have checked the break fluid and it seems to be fine.

have you had any work done on the breaks recently?

Could be air trapped in the line. Have you tried to bleed the break lines?



#9 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

Seriously people - if you type "breaks" one more time I'm locking the thread.



#10 OFFLINE   27Sport

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:05 PM

Breaks.


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#11 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:29 PM

That doesn't count.  Now knock it off.  :)



#12 OFFLINE   macbwt

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:11 PM

All I know is I ended up taking several Breaks, while working on my brakes.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:00 PM

I had the same problem with my '15 Sport. There is a SSM (Special Service Message) about the issue. Bring it to a dealer and the fix is to replace the brake booster with an updated part.

do you know the SSM #  I would like to have it before I go to the dealer and get brushed off once again  :headspin:



#14 OFFLINE   London Cabbie

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

I've noticed this from day one on my Feb 2016 build Titanium. Just last week found info on NHTSA & Ford TSB regarding this problem. The numbers are TSB# SSM-45857 & NHTSA ID # 10081005, which applies to all Edge & MKX built before 23 March 2016.
I went into my dealership here in Toronto and they hadn't any knowledge of this bulletin and also said It did not apply to my particular vehicle, which it definetly did.

Next step Ford Canada Customer Services.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 02:02 PM

GOod luck, friend!

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

I'm looking to see if anyone has had the updated brake booster installed in their 2015 Edge to fix the grabby brakes?
I have an appointment next week to have mine done with the updated booster and wanted to see how they felt with the new booster.
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#17 OFFLINE   London Cabbie

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:42 PM

Well had my Edge back at the dealership again (see my above post) and they agreed there was a problem. They ordered the replacement brake booster which was on back order and arranged a loan car for me. Picked up car after two weeks and it now stops as it should do. I can slow down without the brakes grabbing. Feels like a different vehicle.
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#18 OFFLINE   northernone

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:49 PM

Had mine replaced 1 week ago and wow what a difference. There is more pedal feel now and doesn't throw you into the windshield.

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 12:27 PM

Just had the brake booster replaced on my '15 Edge due to the "grabby" brakes. It seems to have helped with that problem, but now every morning when I go to start the car and I push on my brake pedal, the pedal is hard. Once it starts, the pedal drops down to the normal area where it should be, and while driving it is fine, it is just after the car sits overnight that the pedal is hard. I guess I need to take it back to the dealer for that now. :(


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#20 OFFLINE   unca waldo

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 04:08 AM

Sounds like you may have a small leak in the vacuum booster or line leading to it.  A leak will allow the vacuum to bleed off and when you start the car, it's re-established and your brakes operate normally.

it may just be when the technician was reattaching the vacuum line, he didn't get it fully seated.  As long as it doesn't rupture or fall off, you should be Okay, but have it checked ASAP.


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