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The most important fluid in your car is perhaps the most ignored

The most important fluid in your car is perhaps the most ignored.

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They're both stronger and lighter.

They look pretty awesome, too.

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Brake upgrade was promised as standard equipment

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Automobile brakes serve one basic but very important function: They stop the vehicle.

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This piece dives into the different types of "brake jobs" and the various options available for brake pads and rotors.

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GM is recalling 14,838 units of the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks to inspect the front brake calipers, which could be leaking fluid.

Recalls

A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around the brake line junctions underneath the affected vehicles, which may leak fluid, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the braking system.

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Follow these steps to keep your car feeling fresh and new

Just as the way you live can age your body, the way you drive can add years to your car.

Hyundai recalled 27,500 of the cars in October 2012 just hours before the government opened an investigation

Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.

A set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury, gets you get free replacements

Ford Motor Company is going beyond providing just basic maintenance for at least one part of its cars. As of now, if you buy a set of Motorcraft brake pads for a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury model, you get free replacements for as long as you own the vehicle.

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Brembo has announced a major, $115-million investment in its Homer, MI factory (don't feel bad if you have no idea where Homer is, your author, a life-long Michigander, had to look it up on a map). The plant is about a 70-mile drive from Brembo's North American research and development headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth.

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In the auto industry, running into a car with the familiar "Brembo" moniker on its brake calipers is not uncommon. Ford fitted a set to its last-generation Mustang, and the Nissan Z and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution featured the company's stoppers for years. Combined with all the brakes Brembo supplies for Porsche, Ferrari and other high-end marques (to say nothing of its extensive motorsports efforts), it should come as no shock that the man in charge of the company is quite wealthy.

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Older model Toyota Camry Hybrids are under investigation by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potential braking problems. Enough complaints have poured into the NHTSA website that the agency is now taking a look at the problem, which could affect around 30,000 vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

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Ford is taking the time to trumpet technology that's let drivers go further by stopping gradually. Specifically, the Blue Oval says the various versions of its regenerative braking systems have generated enough energy to offset the use of 100 million gallons of fuel, Wards Auto writes.

NHTSA investigating corrosion problem, and owners are stuck with no easy fix

It is a problem found mostly in the Northeast where road salt corrodes the lines.

Company says problem caused by improper wiring

Honda is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles worldwide for brakes that can suddenly kick in even when the driver isn't braking.

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In what is likely the largest EV recall ever, Mitsubishi is recalling about 14,700 electric vehicles worldwide because of a braking issue, Reuters reports.

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A US district court judge in California threw out a class-action lawsuit from owners of Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids who had filed a claim against the Japanese automaker over a 2010 recall involving the vehicles' anti-lock braking system, Bloomberg News reports.

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