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With correctly adjusted brakes, and a correctly working brake system, the pedal travel to the point of brake actuation should be 1-3/16 in. to 1-9/16 in. or 30 to 40 mm.
Whenever the brake pedal travel exceeds this distance, have the brake system checked.
Obstruction of Brake Pedal
Unsuitable or incorrectly fixed floor mats or objects can reduce the travel of the brake pedal or prevent you applying the brake pedal.
Any obstruction of the brake pedal could increase the stopping distance.
In case one of the two brake circuits fails, increased pedal travel is required to bring your vehicle to a full stop.
Riding the Brakes
The brake booster assists braking only when the engine is running.
When the car is moving while the engine is not running, or if the brake booster is defective, more pressure on the brake pedal is required to bring the car to a stop.
If this happens, ABS and PSM will also not operate.
Moisture or road salt on brakes affects braking. Brakes will dry after a few cautious brake applications.
Driving through water may reduce the traction. Moisture on brakes from road water, car wash, or coating of road salt or grit may affect braking efficiency.
Your car has excellent brakes, but they are still subject to wear. The rate at which they wear depends on how the brakes are used.
Brake system warning light
You can check the functionality of the brake system warning light by switching the ignition to the "On" position and verifying that the warning light illuminates.
Warning light USA
Warning light Canada
If the warning lights in the instrument panel and onboard computer stay on when the engine is running or come on while driving, the brake pads are worn excessively.