I rented a 15-feet U-Haul truck. Drove it about 150 miles city and highway. At some point I stopped at the traffic light. There was one car in front of me. It moved a little ahead, so I released the brakes a bit and applied them again. The truck started to shake and didn’t stop as expected. Bumped into the car in front of me. Thankfully, nobody was injured. Just some minor damage to both vehicles.
The tow-truck guy who tried to drive the U-Haul truck after the accident was able to use the brakes, but told me that they felt strange.
U-Haul claims that according to their repair shop there was nothing wrong with the brakes. They won’t tell me how they checked it.
My question to you experts is does this sound like the brakes temporary failed? If so, how would a qualified mechanic check this kind of problem?
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