Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Battery and brake light on dash stay on car does not start sometimes

asked by on

Battery and light battery and brake light stay on dash car does not start sometimes

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The brake light may be on if the voltage is...

The brake light may be on if the voltage is too low and the battery light is on due to the alternator is not charging. You should have the battery and charging system checked to see if you need the alternator replaced.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is shaking violently

Since you have listed a number of issues, there is no certain way to provide you with a definitive answer. It's highly unlikely that all your issues are rooted in one part or system. If the plugs are covered in...

Q: Car shakes at 60 mph

A number of components can cause vibrations. first thing to check is the tires and wheels. Improper wheel balance can cause vibrations at certain speeds. The tires and wheels should also be checked for run out - side to side...

Q: No spark but turns over

Hi there. The PCM (powertrain control module) generating codes 32 EGR system fault and 55 end of message, leads me to believe the PCM is functional. Circuit test(s) need to be performed, using a test light check for power at...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...