Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car won't start brake system light is on

asked by on

Car was driving fine until this morning. Went to crank vehicle - car will not turn on. Light, radio, horn, radio comes on. Brakes will not go down. About 2 weeks ago, started hearing noise from front end of vehicle when car is first turned on and driven. Can you advise me on what may be the problem?

My car has 110000 miles.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. This problem could rise from a variety of parts in the car, from the ABS system to the anti-theft system. I would recommend having one of our certified automotive technicians from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose the issue and perform any repairs as needed for you. The technician will diagnose the issue with a scanning tool that will provide vital information, including the fault codes that the computer may have registered as a result of 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. car won't start brake system light is on

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: 3 error codes P1084, P2184 & P001F

Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. B0174 is a lean mixture code which will require testing related to the fuel system and potential vacuum leaks. B2184 is the engine coolant temperature sensor which monitors the...

Q: Where is the fuel pump relay on 2011 bmw 328i coupe

The fuel pump control module is behind the right rear side interior panel. The fuel pump is under right rear seat.

Q: Ford focus 2003 zx3 just changed pcv valve and now rough starting and when I stop my car turns off

This sounds like the symptoms of a very large vacuum leak. I would recommend checking your PCV hose to determine if it has any cracks in it. If the PCV hose has cracks in it allowing a vacuum leak, this...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...