Brake Pedal Hard Due to Damaged Vacuum Hose to Booster on Dodge Neon

Problem Description and Possible Solution

There was a recall to replace the vacuum hose for the brake booster. In the presence of oil, the original hose could swell and become disconnected. The brakes would function but power assist would be lost and the pedal would feel very hard.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 150,765 (120,000–209,123)
3 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2003
12 people reported this problem
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I was driving down the road an it's like my car almost shut off then ii pulled into a parking lot an now when you hit the brakes it shuts the car off its not been fixed but now that I see this it's exactly what mine is doing
I have a problem with my breaks being very hard and my brake light continuously coming on with break fluid leakage. Same time this occurred I start my car to have an obvious vacuum leak issue with engine idling. I popped the good and found the vacuum hose had broken off. Have not gotten this repaired yet as I just noticed what the core problem is.
Brake pedal is hard an runs at 1500 rpm an takes off on its own an bucks
We where driving done the road and we heard a loud pop and then we had no brakes
it happened like it is described, now i dont have a replacement