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on my 2003 element My brake pedal does not seem to work well ive noticed that i ahve to press the brake harder and harder for it to actually stop

is that the problem


and when the hell are they going to do a recall on the stuck callipers?!?!? :x

i just had one fixed and now my other one is going
 

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what the ****?!?!? what about 03's?????

i have the same issue with my 03... what are they ignoring my saftey simply because its their first model... thats no escuse :x


and what about the stuck calliper issue i keep having over and over again
 

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what the ****?!?!? what about 03's?????

i have the same issue with my 03... what are they ignoring my saftey simply because its their first model... thats no escuse :x


and what about the stuck calliper issue i keep having over and over again

Are you having an issue with a soft pedal that is caused by your VSA modulator?
 

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on my 2003 element My brake pedal does not seem to work well ive noticed that i ahve to press the brake harder and harder for it to actually stop

is that the problem


and when the hell are they going to do a recall on the stuck callipers?!?!? :x

i just had one fixed and now my other one is going
2003 models do not have VSA; I believe VSA was introduced in the 2007 production year. Have you had your brake pads replaced or checked recently? That could be the cause of the problem you are encountering.
 

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korey,

sounds like the brakes need a good bleeding. IMHO, it shoulda been done along w/ the pad replacement (but often isn't).

Even if everything is fine w/ your brakes the fluid should be replaced every 2-3 years.


you'll be surprised at what a big difference 1/2 hour of easy work and $5 worth of brake fluid will do for pedal feel. (BTW, old brake fluid can contribute to caliper sticking too!)

Good luck.
 

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Not clear from the OP whether the "stuck" caliper was actually a frozen piston or the assembly not sliding on its pins.

i ahve to press the brake harder and harder for it to actually stop
This sounds like a power booster problem. (If the brakes don't feel "spongy" and the pedal isn't sinking to the floor, it also would be unrelated to the current ABS/VSA modulator problem currently under recall.)

When were the brakes bled last?
 
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