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Old 02-10-2010, 05:01 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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Old 02-11-2010, 01:48 AM
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toyota is working on a fix......

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That's so funny! (but not, ya it is)

the braking issue on the other hand isn't funny, please keep us posted as to what you find out, it'll be interesting to hear, i can say i haven't experienced that problem at all (hopefully i don't have to either)
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My best thought is that it's your pads. When they're wet or cold they don't grip as they should, but once they dry out and warm up it sounds like they're fine. I noticed spongy brakes with my OEM setup when they're wet after a wash, but it cleared up quick. Since I switched to the EBC pads and rotors I've had nothing but good things to say.
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That is terrible and funny at the same time, must mean it's terribly funny, but seriously Rocky Harbour, hope you get this straightened out soon. I agree with Cd on the pads, however, I spray my truck down all the time, wheels and all and even with the OEM setup, have not experienced any problems. Be sure to keep us posted on what you find out!

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I'm just wondering what part of the country you're in? Could it be that your pads are getting frozen up with ice and after you drive a little they warm up. After washing seems to be normal for the brakes to take longer to stop.
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That's just not right...they should inspect the braking system from front to back. Even cold or wet, the brakes should work.
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I wish to thank everyone for their input to date.

As an update my vehicle is currently at the local dealer (for the past 3 days).
Waiting for parts. While operating the vehicle a few days ago the Service 4WD / ABS Light activated. They diagnosed it as a faulty wheel speed sensor.

According to dealer the same sensor controls both?

I am skeptical that this is going to solve my previous braking issue. I tend to agree with a number of previous responses. I think there is a problem with the quality of the pads and/or rotors themselves. It feels like the pads are soaked with water and they literally will not stop the vehicle until the water has been dried out of them?

It is definitely not an icing issue as it has always occurred when it has been above freezing temperatures.

I have had numerous vehicles over the years from pick up trucks to sports cars with aluminum wheels and exposed pads ands rotors. I have never driven anything that reacts to wet conditions like the Dodge Ram.

Hopefully I will soon get my vehicle back I will keep you all posted if the problem is cured with a replaced wheel speed sensor.

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thats nuts, new truck doesn't stop, what is going on with quality control these days

it sounds to me like there was a bad sensor(s) in the ABS system, the sensor sending an incorrect message to the computer & not allowing the full braking potential.
like in a panic stop if 1 brake is about to start sliding the tires, the computer sends a signal to back off that brake slightly, not allowing the tires to slide, giving you better stop times
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