What are the consequences of driving with a bad ABS brake actuator?

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  1. Soybeanmike

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    Hi everybody- what is the expected life of a brake actuator?
     
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    there's a new warranty, check with your dealer, i think you're good.
     
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    Mine motor is burnt now. i want to know where i can get one to buy. i want the accumulator and motor together. can you please recommend a dealer for me as soon as possible
     
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    Um ... yikes. I don't know anything about dealers in Ghana. Are there many Prius c's there? Enough to have them in salvage yards? The new price at a dealer is fairly steep (at least in the US); salvage pricing may be more attractive.
     
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    Renee what was the resulting communication back to you for the complaint you filed. I may want to do the same thing as my 2005 with 244K on it has been making the noise associated with the Actuator Failure. NO lights yet just the noise of the pump running on and off al the time until I turn the vehicle off and the computer goes to sleep then the noise stops.
     
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    Your car is too old and won’t be covered. Your on your own for a replacement.
     
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    Guess what toyota is asking for a part number that they want to sell a high price, but I discover that I can see the part number just by locating the actuator and you can find it anywhere for around 200 dollars
     
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    Guess what? Toyota is selling you a NEW part. Your $200 part is a second-hand part. It may work, or it may be just as broken as the one you are trying to fix.

    Horses for courses.
     
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    I bought a second-hand actuator. After a day's work, everything was normal,
     
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    Is yours making the buzzing (constant beep) yet ?

    that’s the sign for stop driving. I’ve dealt with a ton of these.

    Once the buzzer starts (or cud be even before) the brakes will give out. In other words they will cease to function (randomly usually)

    so you will be cruising and hit the brakes and it will make usually no effort and then you get a hard thud usually. And if ur lucky it might stop just enuff. But driving u will be guaranteed to be in an accident.
     
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