Q: Brakes don’t work, worried about a crash

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I only have 38,000 miles on my 2012 Ford Edge, yet the brake problem I am experiencing with it almost caused an accident and was not a very new-car kind of issue. The brakes were really hard to push down at first. I was concerned so I pulled off the highway. Then the brakes went soft and barely stopped the car. Had it towed to the shop. What is to blame for this happening in such a new car?

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