Brake System Warning Light
Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into
two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still
work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need
both parts working well.
If the brake system warning light comes on, there is a
brake problem. Have your brake system inspected
The brake light is located in the instrument panel cluster.
This light should come on brieﬂy when you turn the
ignition key to RUN. If it doesn’t come on then, have it
ﬁxed so it will be ready to warn you if there’s a problem.
When the ignition is on, the brake light will come on
when you set your parking brake. The light will
stay on if your parking brake doesn’t release fully.
A chime will also sound if the parking brake is not fully
released and the vehicle is moving. If it stays on
after your parking brake is fully released, it means you
have a brake problem.
The brake light will also come on to indicate a low brake
ﬂuid level. See Brakes on page 5-32 for more information.
If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the
road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal
is harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to
the ﬂoor. It may take longer to stop. If the light is still
on, have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing Your
Vehicle on page 4-36.
Your brake system may not be working
properly if the brake system warning light is
on. Driving with the brake system warning
light on can lead to an accident. If the light is
still on after you have pulled off the road and
stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed