I was t-boned in my passenger side door & rear quarter panel. After being hit, I tried to stop but nothing happened when I pressed on my brake pedal. It’s a 2011 manual transmission Honda CR-Z. I am 100% sure that I was pressing the brake pedal because my left foot was on the clutch - I even looked down to make sure. I did stop after hitting a car that was about 20 yards in front of me after the initial crash.
When I came to a stop all the dash warning lights were on. I had taken it out of gear but it was stalled anyway. I turned it all the way off and about 15 minutes later I restarted the engine. The ‘Cruise Main’ light was still illuminated on the dash (I hadn’t been using the cruise control). I pressed the cruise control button and the light went out. And then tested the brakes and they worked just fine!
Has anyone heard of such a thing happening? Could the battery recharging brakes or the battery location in the rear of the car have anything to do with this? I’m awaiting a report from Honda. The service technician as going to see if the computer has any information to explain the loss of brakes.