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I had the car for a few days only, I don't know if that is normal. 

When I am braking at low speed (maneuvering to park) the car does a dull "thud" sound.

I requested the garage to look at it, just in case. 

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Groaning brakes is a common thing on hybrids, as they aren't worked hard due to regenerative braking at higher speeds. 

No harm in getting them checked though

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I'd say groaning brakes are common on Automatics in general, I find my IS300h to be quite similar to my Saab 9-5 Aero in respect to slight groaning of the brakes, but maybe its my driving style where I've always been light on the brakes as I always try to ease off the gas rather than brake aggressively, this resulted in reasonable mpg from the big Saab,.

 

Vince

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The dull thud you mention is something which I have never noticed on either the Prius or CT. Do you have something rolling around in the boot? That sort of dull thud?

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When I first heard that sound on downhill when was pushing brake pedal at slow speed (in traffic queue) and when I released brake pedal it went with that strange sound I scared **** out of my self, thought something is wrong, but no.. save your time. Unfortunately it is "normal" brake sound. Still can check the brakes tho if you want.   

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Check your boot. When mine was new it made a similar noise. Turned out to be a loose wheel brace in the boot tray. 

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Last time I checked, groaning is different to a thud

Get it checked out, might be brakes sticking a bit.

These cars do get sticking parking brakes from time to time, especially in colder weather.

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