Subaru Forester: Two separate circuits - Brake system - Braking - Starting and operating - Subaru Forester Owner's ManualSubaru Forester: Two separate circuits

Your vehicle has two separate circuit brake systems. Each circuit works diagonally across the vehicle. If one circuit of the brake system should fail, the other half of the system still works. If one circuit fails, the brake pedal will go down much closer to the floor than usual and you will need to press it down much harder. And a much longer distance will be needed to stop the vehicle.

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