Toyota Yaris Soft brakes-A look at a soft brake problem on a Customer’s Yaris

Toyota Yaris Soft brakes

Toyota Yaris Soft brakes

There is no doubt that the Toyota Yaris has become a very popular little car. Furthermore, it is one of the most popular models that we have in at Pellon Autocentre, here in Halifax UK.As a result, we have become very familiar with carrying out brake repairs and general servicing.
Sometimes, these little cars can cause us problems? Hence, one of our male customers had bought a ten year old Yaris as a little run around for his daughter. Consequently, his daughter was at college here in Halifax.

Toyota Yaris Soft brakes
We received a phone call from Robin first thing on a monday morning. In summary, he said that his daughter was not happy with the brakes? Indeed she thought that the brake pedal was soft. Thus the brakes had to be pressed very hard before the car would stop.
Robin, left the car with us. Consequently, we checked the obvious things such as leaking brake fluid from the brake pipes and cylinders. Subsequently, nothing was found. Therefore ,we removed all the wheels for a visual inspection.

This was the normal procedure.
Brakes are very important. So whatever the problem we must carry out the brake inspection,thoroughly. Firstly, we noticed a slight leak of brake fluid from one of the rear cylinders. Furthermore, the rear shoes were very low and slightly contaminated with brake fluid.

Toyota Yaris Soft brakes

Of course, we always list the faults we find on a job. In order that we can price the total job and present it to the customer for permission. Hence , to carry out the necessary work to bring the car up the the correct standard.
Furthermore the brake fluid was very black and dirty. In fact, the fluid level in the master cylinder had been totally neglected. For this reason we also added a master cylinder to our list and a complete brake bleed.
To explain what work would be required, we contacted Robin with a quote. Consequently, we were given permission to carry out the brake work. later that day, the brakes were repaired and the pedal became more acceptable.
Robin collected the Yaris and later thanked us for our efficient work, saying”that his daughter was much more confident with the Yaris’s brakes” and felt much safer.

Eric Roberts