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Most of the time, recently, when I start the car after it has been standing still for at least a couple of hours (not sure here) I notice that the brakes don't function as expected the first couple of times I apply the brake.

You get the feeling of nothing happening when you brake. This continues as you increase pressure on the pedal until a point where the wheels lock (sort of).

After a minute, or a couple of brakes, it disappears.


I cannot recollect anything like this on any of the cars 've owned that have been more or less new the last 10-15 years. I would have to go back to the old crap cars, I had before, to recollect a similar feeling.

Any thoughts?
 

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two thoughts. Is vacuum leaking out of the booster when stopped? Put your foot on the pedal as the engine starts, you would feel it fall away as vacuum is pumped down.
Second, any chance your first brake application is happening during the ABS self-test?
 

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See your dealer and have them check the brakes right away. Off the top it sounds like air trapped in the system needs to be bled out.
 
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