​​Why Does The Brake Pedal in My Ferrari Feel Soft?

Even when driving around in your speedy Ferrari, you will find yourself stepping on the brakes from time to time. Each time you apply pressure to the brakes, the force you exert is should immediately be transferred to the calipers to decelerate and/or stop your vehicle.


If you suddenly notice a soft or spongy brake pedal in your vehicle, you should know it's telling you something is wrong and needs inspecting soon.


If any of your brake parts, such as the master cylinder, brake calipers, brake fluid, brake lines, or hoses, are defective, it can cause your brake pedal to go frail. You can refer to your Ferrari's owner's manual to check when your last brake service was. Below are some of the most common causes behind soft brake pedals that we've seen and cured at JFM Motors. 

Hydraulic Problems

The most popular explanation for a spongy brake pedal is air within the brake system. No matter what car make or model you drive, the brake system relies heavily on brake fluid to enable a smooth and seamless stopping process. The biggest weakness of this particular fluid is water and air. Once these escape into your brake lines, your foot will compress the air first whenever you take the step. As a result, you may notice stopping delays and longer stopping distances.

Mechanical Issues

Brake mechanical problems may also be the culprit behind your spongy brakes. As listed earlier, there are many different brake parts, and they all work together to ensure you make safe stops. A clutched brake caliper slider is among the most common mechanical problems in brakes.


A soft brake pedal can increase your braking distance, which can overall make your drives much more dangerous. If you suspect you need brake repair in your Ferrari, please bring your car to JFM Motors as soon as possible.