Brake light comes on while driving uphill, especially wit...

Q: Brake light comes on while driving uphill, especially with strong acceleration.

asked by on February 07, 2017

V6 manual gearbox. Brake light comes on while driving uphill especially when accelerating. It stays on until I apply brakes hard

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The warning light is activated by either low fluid level in the master cylinder or engagement of the E-brake. If the fluid level is not low and the E-brake is not engaged, there is a fault in the sensor or circuit. In 2013, Nissan published a notice of a voluntary service campaign (ID # PC125) affecting 2007-2012 Nissan Altima (L32) sedans and coupe vehicles to inspect the brake system in vehicles with an illuminated brake warning lamp. Nissan dealers were to inspect the brake system and confirm that no brake fluid leak is present that might be causing the brake warning lamp to illuminate. If you provide your VIN number to a Nissan dealer, they can tell you whether your car is covered by the service campaign. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a brake warning light diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

where is the thermostat housing?

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pontiac G6. To replace your thermostat, all you have to do is follow the upper radiator hose to the left side of the motor, above the A/C compressor, and you will see the...

Check Engine Light is on. Car idles high when put in drive or reverse and engine stalls when too much gas is applied.

Is there also a loud hissing or sucking noise and maybe a lean code stored in the engine control computer? The high idle sounds like there may be a problem with the idle air control valve or there may be...

The front tire is making a knocking sound when I accelerate

The noise could be a from a tire that is separated or one of the front axles joints being bad. If you do not feel anything in the steering when the noise is happening, then the noise is most likely...

Related articles

How to Change Front Brake Pads
Brake pads are failing when the brakes are noisy, the brake pedal pulsates when pressed, or there is poor brake response when the pedal is pressed.
I Hit the Brakes Very Hard. Did I Create a Flat Spot on My Tires?
Almost Almost everyone, at some point in his or her driving experience, will slam on the brakes. Slamming on the brakes is generally more than just an emotional response to a situation. When you're avoiding an accident or reacting to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Realtor or Real Estate Agent
If If you make your living as a realtor or real estate agent, you may have a number of considerations when it comes to purchasing a used vehicle. The most common considerations are budget, ability to transport people, and comfort....