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April 3, 2015 12:00 AM

Woman needs to find the cause for her car’s disappearing brakes

Dear Car Talk: I’m 72, and I have a 2007 Ford Focus. At unpredictable intervals, my brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. This happens in wet weather every few months. It happened again last night. I had driven for about five or six minutes, and the pedal went all the way to the floor. My car just kept rolling right along. I have learned to pump the pedal, and it corrects itself and works fine after that ... until it happens again, a few months later. The dealer says it is not happening. But it IS happening, and I’m afraid it will cause my death eventually. Do you have any idea what could be done to prevent this? — Catherine

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