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Wet Brakes "lock up" when parked

Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:46 pm

My 2015 is always garaged, with low mileage, by the beach in SoCal,.
I always use the elec. park lever when I park the car.
After I return the car with wet brakes, and leave it, and then, maybe hours later, back out of the garage, the car will not move easily, until I apply a little power, and then I hear the brakes "break loose".

Probably not breaking anything but maybe not good ?

I see this is a common item with Teslas; https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/b ... -pop-loose

Suggestions, comments welcome.

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Re: Wet Brakes "lock up" when parked

Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 am

It's fine, happens on a lot of cars. It's just a little bit of surface rust forming on the brake rotors that causes the pads to stick. It will clean off as you drive and apply the brakes a couple of times.

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