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Honda Civic Hybrid The Brake Pedal May Feel Hard After Starting the Engine Cold

Honda Civic Hybrid Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Brakes Affected: Automatic Transmission

Average Mileage: 91,103 mi (53,000 mi - 129,206 mi)


The brake pedal may feel hard after a cold start at higher altitudes. Our technicians tell us replacing the power brake booster and updating the computer software should correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    I have a Honda Civic 2007 (not hybrid). I just moved from Florida to Denver and started having this problem (hard brake when I first start the car but fine after that), so it makes sense that it's related to altitude. Taking it to a shop today to see how much it will cost to fix.

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