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Old 02-10-2010, 03:04 PM
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I have a 2010 Dodge Ram - TRX 4 Package - 5.7 L Hemi. I currently have 4500kms on the vehicle.

I have noticed on a number of occasions that when I start the vehicle after it has been parked overnight, the first time I apply the brakes after leaving my driveway it takes an abnormal distance to stop the vehicle. This morning again the vehicle did the same thing as I was pulling out of my driveway.

I have noticed that it is particularly worse if we have had wet weather. I also had the same thing happen when I moved the vehicle after washing. The amount of brake pressure you apply to the pedal also makes no difference.

I contacted my local dealer they have had no reports of a similar problem. I searched this forum as well but I could not see any posts of people having this problem.

It is a scary feeling when you apply as much pressure as you can to the brake pedal and the vehicle will not stop properly.

I am most certainly going to make an appointment to have the vehicle serviced. I wanted to post this information to see if anyone else has had a similar problem.
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If the truck was purchased with a warranty and im guessing it was, i would take it to them to have it inspected. you could check your brake fluid level on your own to make sure you have enough. usually low brake fluid pressure will give you a "soft pedal" but since it is only when you first start out it sounds like the line isn't keeping brake fluid pressure at norm. As for trouble when its wet.. until the mating surfaces of the brake pads and rotors are dry there will be a short time where it is going to take longer to brake. Thats why mercedes has a program where your car in wet conditions it applys the brakes throughout your drive to keep the surfaces dry
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2010 , still under warranty . I'd take it in and drop it off the night before and let them check it in the am . Better to get it checked out and some kind of documentation just in case you are involved in a accident .
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