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I have a Volvo S60 where the brake pedal started ssing last

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Hi, I have a Volvo S60 where the brake pedal started hissing last week.
I'm not sure how serious this is.
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I am a Volvo dealership technician. I am going to help with your question today. Hissing coming from the brake pedal area is an indication of a vacuum leak from the brake booster. If severe enough, this can cause a loss of power brake assist, which would result in a hard pedal when braking. The brake booster would need to be replaced to correct the problem.

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Volvo Mechanic: Andy, Volvo Expert Technician replied 2 years ago

A new booster from Volvo is expensive, at around $640 for the part. Labor is 3.2 hours to replace

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Let me know if you have any other questions. When you get a chance, please select a rating for my service at the top right of your screen so that I may be credited. You can always follow up at any time. Thank you!

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Volvo Mechanic: Andy, Volvo Expert Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you have any other questions?

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