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My brakes are not working well. No i didn't. Also i get

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My brakes are not working...
My brakes are not working well
JA: Have you tried "bleeding the brakes" to get any air out of the line?
Customer: No i didn't. Also i get "Brake Malfunction" message in the display panel
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2008 toyota highlander
JA: Are you fixing your Highlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i tried basics, it didn't help. I took it to a shop, they mentioned about ABS module doesn't send any message, so i should take it to dealership
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: VSC on light came once, and it cleared. After that brake malfunctions, if i slam the brake bunch of lights come on and car shut down.
Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Toyota
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Also mechanic suggested to tow the car, as it is not safe to drive.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Also when the engine is running, i hear a hissing sound around the brake pedal every time i press the brake.
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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 month ago
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HI,

Ok, there are a few possible causes for all the stated symptoms - faulty ABS control unit, faulty vacuum brake booster, short in the wiring harness.

A dealer will be best suited for proper diagnostics. Depending upon what is found, expect repair costs to be from $850 to $1600. $850 for booster and $1600 for control unit

They are correct that it is not considered safe to drive and should be towed to dealer

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Toyota dealership is not close to me. Does any other company like Meineke (claims they are specialized in ABS ), pep boys could do this job?
Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 month ago

HI,

Meineke, Midas, Firestone, Goodyear are all able to. Pepboys does not have the best reputation in regards ***** ***** complex ABS systems.

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Toyota Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 1 month ago

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