Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: 2012 Fusion Sport - Check brake system light comes on intermittently. We have regular service with our Ford dealer so can't belie

asked by on

Car runs perfectly but this light has just started popping on once in a while. We have regular maintenance at our Ford dealer and our brakes have always been in great shape. Is this something we need to be concerned about or would there be a way to reset this so that it doesn't come on unless there's something really wrong?

My car has 61000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. The brake light would not be coming ...

Hello. The brake light would not be coming on for no reason at all. Most of the time when it comes off and on it is due to low brake fluid. If the brake fluid level is right at the minimum the sensor will continue to cycle the light every time it sees that the fluid is low. If the fluid is low then that means that the brakes need to be checked because they are excessively worn out. If you want to have your brakes checked, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Should I put the AWD button on during a snow storm?

You should keep the system in automatic mode and only put into lock AWD when you are in an off road or get into a slippery situation on the road. Like if you cannotget up an icy road or you...

Q: Car does not blow air at all.

Hi, thanks for writing in. If you are 100% sure the system has the correct amount of R134A then there are a couple of possible issues. Check that the condenser is clean and will allow air to flow freely through...

Q: Now is the brake dust on my rims just as hazardous as the amount in the brake assembly

The brakes on vehicles made in the last 20 years do not have asbestos in them anymore. The brake dust is still very fine dust and should not be inhaled in. The materials used in today's brakes do not have...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.