Brakes are a warning dream, and more so if you dream that you braked a vehicle and the brakes failed. Failing brakes are a warning not to accept a new offer that you have just been presented with, as there are well hidden snags that can harm more that help.
The action of braking itself is an idiom telling you to ‘put the brakes on’, whether it is business or love, or even some impetuous act that could cause you legal trouble. You should also check your brakes on your personal vehicle.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
Obstructions; lack of mobility and inhibition. Often, this dream symbol is an incentive, but also a compulsion to be more accurate, more moderate. It is important to establish what is putting on the brakes and what is being held back. On rare occasions, it is a sign of security.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Brakes on your vehicle in a dream reflect the ability to stop before proceeding forward. Putting on the brakes may- indicate your hesitation in moving forward in life. Brakes that don’t function may reflect feelings that you are unable to control or reducc the speed at which you arc moving toward your goals. Brakes often wear out from riding them too long, suggesting the need to proceed with your plans.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
To dream that your brakes failed, forewarns that you are lacking stability in your life. Things in your life are out of control. Also, be careful - any agreements or contracts that you involve yourself in at this time will prove risky.... My Dream Interpretation