My brakes go on by themselves,just enough to feel them and then dash lights flash

Asked by Nov 10, 2017 at 03:27 PM about the 2001 Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Lexus ES300. I had a problem with my brakes where the car
would apply the brakes like tapping the peddle but I wasn't. The the dash
lights would flash really fast, Trac Off like stayed on and ABS light.
mechanic said brakes were all low and needed replaced so got 4 new rotors
and pads. The the breaks felt low and spongy, took it back and they said
the front break pads and rotors had turned Blue from over heating. I had
only driven it 10 miles. So they replaced them with a higher end parts. Back
brakes were fine. This was 2 weeks ago. I moved 200 miles away and
everything was fine. Then today the same thing started happening. I don't
have a repair shop to take it to yet, but wanted to get input before I do. I'm
in a small town and who knows if they are any good. Also, after it did this a
few times the car died. Did this before I had the breaks fixed too.

Got my paperwork out and I see that there was 2 error codes stored in the
computer: ABS code C0236 open/short circuit in hydraulic break booster
solenoid. And, C1233 fault in ABS control system.

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