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power brake

n.
A motor vehicle brake assisted by a power mechanism operated by the engine that amplifies pressure applied to the brake pedal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power brake - a brake on an automobile that magnifies a small force applied to the brake pedal into a proportionately larger force applied to slow or stop the vehicle
airbrake - a vehicular brake that operates by compressed air; especially for heavy vehicles
brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
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FRANKFURT, Germany, Dhu-AlQa'dah 25, 1434, Oct 1, 2013, SPA -- German carmaker BMW is recalling 176,000 vehicles over a problem with the power brake system, AP reported.
Dealers will replace a switch in the power brake vacuum pipe assembly for free," it said.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Water and Power has said that the enquiry committee formed for power brake down has not yet submitted its final report, whereas the interim report about the incident does not include any such conclusion as highlighted in media.
The cars are being recalled because they might have a glitch in the power brake system.
Company officials were on hand to explain that the C-5's ease of maintenance, power brake system and on-demand cooling make the IC forklift an attractive option in grocers' warehouses and distribution centers.
C](s) is the transfer function of the coupling and mechanical / power brake, whereas [H.
The Auburn Hills-based automaker said Friday that over time, contact with oil could cause the vacuum's hose to swell and loosen from the intake manifold, resulting in a loss of power brake assist and an increased idle speed.
Workers at the Dayton plants supply GM's North American assembly plants with anti-lock brakes, power brake boosters, master brake cylinders, and engine bearings.
Since joining CBF in 2009, Freiberg also led the integration of Japan Power Brake and Hawk facilities in Asia, growing CBF revenues from $5 million to nearly $60 million annually.
The driver claimed that the engine stalled, causing reduction in power brake assist and an accident.