Brake System Warning Light
Your vehicle?s hydraulic brake system is divided into two
parts. If one part isn?t working, the other part can still
work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need
both parts working well.
If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem.
Have your brake system inspected right away.
This light should come on
when you turn the ignition
to RUN. If it doesn?t
come on then, have it ?xed
so it will be ready to
warn you if there?s
When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light
will also come on when you set your parking brake.
The light will stay on if your parking brake doesn?t
release fully. If you try to drive off with the parking
brake set, a chime will also come on until you release
the parking brake. If the light stays on after your
parking brake is fully released, it means you have a
If the light comes on while you are driving, pull off the
road and stop carefully. You may notice that the pedal is
harder to push. Or, the pedal may go closer to the
?oor. It may take longer to stop. If the light is still on,
have the vehicle towed for service. See Towing
Your Vehicle on page 4-35.
Your brake system may not be working
properly if the brake system warning light is
on. Driving with the brake system warning light
on can lead to an accident. If the light is still
on after you have pulled off the road and
stopped carefully, have the vehicle towed