Q: Brake failure every two months; calipers/brake lines have to be repaired

asked by on

My car is having brake failure. I purchased this car used a year ago and have already had to repair the brakes “Five” times. Every two months it’s the same problem and I have to have them repaired again. They listed the possible cause of the failure as the calipers and the brake line. My current mileage is 93,000. Can you give me any new insight as to what might be happening to cause my having to take my car into the shop “every two months!”

Hello. Depending on what exactly needs to be repaired on the brakes would help me determine what the actual issue is. If you are consistently having the same brake failure than that does tell me that there is a larger issue. Most of the time, if they say it may be the brake lines or calipers then it may be. If these fail they can cause premature brake wear.

A failing master cylinder can also cause this if it is not allowing the brakes to fully release. I usually check the brake pressures first to see if the brakes are releasing as they should or if it is a mechanic hang up. If you need to have this looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to you home or office to diagnose your brake system and repair this.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake failure every two months; calipers/brake lines have to be repaired

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I am pretty sure my front wheel bearings are going out on my 2010 escape. What is the estimate cost to replace both?

A wheel bearing will not make a crunch sound on bumps but the shocks or struts and sway bar bushings will. I have also seen lower control arms and ball joints make the noise. Try to bounce the front end...

Q: Rotor specifications?

Front rotors are BMW part number 34116864047. You will need 2 of course. Rear rotors are BMW part number 34216864052. You will need 2. If you input these part numbers on-line, you will find the rotors easily. Shipped they are...

Q: My car makes a loud noise, shakes and has trouble starting when we put gas in it.

The purge valve is most likely leaking fumes into the intake manifold when your are refuelling the vehicle. This will flood the engine with gas fumes and cause the hard start and run rough until the excess fumes are burned...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.