Q: What does the brake Warning Light mean?

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What does the brake Warning Light mean?

A: The brake system Warning Light is located o...

The brake system Warning Light is located on your instrument panel, and can come on for three reasons:

  1. The parking brake is engaged.

  2. The brake fluid is low.

  3. The brake system is malfunctioning.

If the illuminated light is accompanied by a buzzer, then the issue is the parking brake. Release the parking brake, and the light should disappear. If the light is not accompanied by a buzzer, you should have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.


Like all warning lights, the brake Warning Light briefly illuminates when you turn the car on. The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is turned on.

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