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Hard braking question...Is this normal?

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I've only driven my CVT Insight for a couple of weeks now. Most of the time I am able to brake slowly and smoothly.

But I started noticing that if I had to press hard at the last , I'd feel some strange jerking in the pedal. The harder and more suddenly I do this, the worse it feels. I don't really want to slam on the brakes to test it as I'm only at 1,000 miles.

Is this the antilock brakes engaging? I've had them in other cars, but when engaged the jerking was steadier and smoother. It almost feels like grinding on the Insight.

Or is this something to do with regenerative braking?

Is it a problem?

Thanks for any help!
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Hard brakeing

All pads on disc brakes have to "bed" in. By pressing the pedal lightly, it will take some miles to accomplish that., especially at slow speeds. Steady hard pressure overheats the brakes, so mix the two together and evrything will be OK. It's sorta like breaking in the Insight.
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