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Old 26-03-2017   #1
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Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

so our new (2016) punto has VERY grabby brakes. i only have to rest my big toe on the pedal and it slams to a stop just about putting me through the windscreen...its driving me nuts..

is there a brake pad that has less low speed grip on the disc. something that requires a bit more pedal effort to slow the car? maybe thought about going for a racier pad that has poorer low temp performance??

any suggestions? as usual the dealer just shrugged thier shoulders
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so our new (2016) punto has VERY grabby brakes. i only have to rest my big toe on the pedal and it slams to a stop just about putting me through the windscreen...its driving me nuts..

is there a brake pad that has less low speed grip on the disc. something that requires a bit more pedal effort to slow the car? maybe thought about going for a racier pad that has poorer low temp performance??

any suggestions? as usual the dealer just shrugged thier shoulders
hi, my 2013 TA has been like this from new..
I've just got used to it..
my wife can't stand it

are you in a damp climate.. the 1st stops when the discs have surface rust are the worst - they catch me out.
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Re: Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

Seems to be the thing with modern cars. Older cars have analog brakes, modern ones are very much digital - they're either on or off.
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Re: Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

They do take a bit of getting used to
Byt they do work well so you really do notice if something isnt quite right
Its fun when you get a newer model (mines a 2012)or a fiat 500 as a courtesy car and you experience very grabby brakes it all over again.
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Re: Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

i find it infuriating! not everyone is a 40 kilo weakling incapable of pressing a pedal more than 1 cm.
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Re: Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

Oh, thought this kind of things were from some brand, thought Fiat was good and nice as my old ibiza 99 (and my evo 2011), but I avoided cars that has that too sensitives brakes
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Oh, thought this kind of things were from some brand, thought Fiat was good and nice as my old ibiza 99 (and my evo 2011), but I avoided cars that has that too sensitives brakes
I did not notice on the demonstration vehicle..

Having older fiats in the fleet makes it worse..as they can take a reasonable pedal force to physically STOP
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Re: Punto brakes VEEEEERY sensitive.. different pads?

Hi My wife's 2016 Punto 1.2 has these exceptionally fierce brakes as well. I actually thought that there was something wrong with them. I took the pads out and cleaned them and put everything back. It was exactly the same as before. I think it might be a 'characteristic' rather than a fault.
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