My friend in EU drives an old Fiat Marea from a year 2000 probably. Is is a stick shift.
She has been driving this car for about 10y.
This is what she said happened to her and her brakes.
She was driving her normal daily route of about 10miles. No hills no traffic.
At mile 1 she starts to notice her brake pedal is showing much less resistance and feels softer then usual. Her car still brakes. At mile 3 she notices that her brakes are working less and less, the pedal becomes very soft, shows very little resistance and they are not stopping the car .
She uses an emergency brake, shifts down and pulls over to the side of the road. While waiting for a truck she hits the brake pedal and it seems frozen in the starting position , up position , very difficult the depress it. The town truck guy tries the brakes and they are stuck - frozen.
She tows the car to the mechanic . The car gets down from the truck, he tries it and everything works fine. Brake fluid didn’t leak out, brakes are fine. She keeps driving it and everything works now. Any ideas what happened?
When she took that car on the road the day it happened , it was her first ride of the day so the brakes were cold. Also the brake pads were about 6m old.