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Question: If your brakes should happen to fail while driving downhill, you should:

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  1.  Switch to a lower gear (if possible), pump the pedal brake, and gradually trim speed with the parking brake
  2.  Find something soft to hit
  3.  Pump the gas pedal until the brakes begin working again
  4.  Immediately pull on the emergency brake

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1. Switch to a lower gear (if possible), pump the pedal brake, and gradually trim speed with the parking brake

If your brakes should happen to fail while driving downhill, you should switch to a lower gear (if possible), pump the pedal brake, and gradually trim speed with the parking brake.

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