Saab 9-3 Brakes slipped,


Asked by Jan 31, 2014 at 07:18 PM about the 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T

Question type: General


My 2006 Saab 9-3 brakes slipped as I applied the brakes at a traffic light. Instead of the
car stopping completely it moved forward and hit the bumper of car in front of me.

It never behaved like this before and I know that there is something wrong. I am now still
driving the car but maintaining a distance to other cars.

What could the cause possibly be? Could there be some kind of leak in the fluid or air.

Please advise. Thanks.


4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Either your pads are so worn down, or the calipers aren't grabbing, or a leak like you said. Don't continue to drive the car in this state, get them inspected ASAP.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Thank you for the advice. Could it also be a leak from the air as I believe the brakes also work on vacuum air? Best Regards.

Tom Demyan

Yes, the brake booster might have a leak requiring replacement or one of the hoses.

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Thank You very much.

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