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Question about Breaks

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Hello fellow Canadian MDX drivers,

I was wondering if anyone else has exprienced feedback when they apply the breaks during heavy snow conditions. Feedback like you would get if you were going down a hill on a GT snow racer and suddenly applied the brakes. A grinding like kick from the brake pedal.

I haven't had a vehicle with the combinations of AWD and ABS, so really don't know what to expect. In terms of the breaks, I'm not even sure if my MDX's reaction to snow is normal. Over the weekend, I slid right through a 4 way stop, and fish-tailed on an incline after hitting a patch of black ice, luckily no oncoming traffic. I called the service department at my Acura dealer, and they told me it was normal (the grinding feedback from the breaks), I'm not so sure after what i experienced this weekend. Everytime it snows, (where I live it snows a lot) I'm totally freaked out about driving the MDX over inclines or down inclines, not sure if I'm going stop. Can anyone tell me if this is normal (the part about the breaks, not the part about me freaking out about inclines in snowy conditions).
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Brakes Freezing

I have the same problem with my brakes seemingly freezing when the temperature is in the teens. I start driving and once I get out of the neighborhood and drive at 45 mph or more, it feels like the brakes are grabbing. I usually pull over, make sure nothing is caught in the wheels, nothing's flat, etc. and then drive on. I'm going in for the 45K service next week and I'm going to have the dealer look at it again. When I mentioned the problem before, they couldn't find anything wrong.
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