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#1 OFFLINE   Buggs1a

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

Is there anyway to give the break pedal in my 2013 Ford C Max more resistance? It’s too touchy. Just the slightest touch and I’m jerking to a stop. Like it’s throwing me out of the seatbelt.







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#2 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

It will mostly come with practice. It takes some time to get used to the regenerative braking. I don't believe there's a way to change the brake setting itself. Using the brake coach, and trying to get 100% every time helped me a lot with getting used to the jerkiness.


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#3 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:02 PM

Though I'm thoroughly used to the brakes by now, they occasionally "grab" abruptly just before coming to a stop.  I think it only happens after the car was parked outside overnight (usually garaged)  and, perhaps, some rust has formed on the rotors.  Then when you stop, regen works almost to a stop and then the friction brakes are applied and gives a jerk.  A few hard stops (with low brake score!) should smooth off any rust.  Of course, your problem may be different.



#4 OFFLINE   Buggs1a

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:52 PM

I thought there is a way to make it soho I have to push a bit more on the break in any vehicle. There’s got to be a way to do this. Ugh.

#5 OFFLINE   jdbob

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:53 PM

Looks like it's just a spring. Probably a nightmare to get down in there to put in a stronger spring. 

 

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#6 OFFLINE   Buggs1a

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

I’m getting used to it but man it sure would be nice to make it less touchy.

Edited by Buggs1a, 11 April 2018 - 08:51 PM.







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