2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 155

Brake System Warning Light
The vehicle?s hydraulic brake system is divided into
two parts. If one part is not working, the other part
can still work and stop the vehicle. For good braking
though, both parts need to be working well.
If the warning light comes on, there could be a brake
problem. Have the brake system inspected right away.
This light comes on brie?y when the ignition key is
turned to ON/RUN. If it does not, have it ?xed so it will
be ready to warn if there is a problem.
When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light
comes on when the parking brake is set. See Parking
Brake on page 2-31 for more information. The light stays
on if the parking brake does not release fully. If it stays
on after the parking brake is fully released, it means
there is a brake problem.
If the light comes on while driving, pull off the road and
stop. The brake pedal might be harder to push, or it
might go closer to the ?oor. It can take longer to stop.
If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service.
See Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-40.
{ CAUTION:
The brake system might not be working properly if
the brake system warning light is on. Driving with
the brake system warning light on can lead to a
crash. If the light is still on after the vehicle has
been pulled off the road and carefully stopped,
have the vehicle towed for service.
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2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual Summary of Content

Brake System Warning LightThe vehicles hydraulic brake system is divided intotwo parts. If one part is not working, the other partcan still work and stop the vehicle. For good brakingthough, both parts need to be working well.If the warning light comes on, there could be a brakeproblem. Have the brake system inspected right away.This light comes on briey when the ignition key isturned to ON/RUN. If it does not, have it xed so it willbe ready to warn if there is a problem.When the ignition is on, the brake system warning lightcomes on when the parking brake is set. See ParkingBrake on page 2-31 for more information. The light stayson if the parking brake does not release fully. If it stayson after the parking brake is fully released, it meansthere is a brake problem.If the light comes on while driving, pull off the road andstop. The brake pedal might be harder to push, or itmight go closer to the oor. It can take longer to stop.If the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service.See Towing Your Vehicle on page 4-40.{ CAUTION:The brake system might not be working properly ifthe brake system warning light is on. Driving withthe brake system warning light on can lead to acrash. If the light is still on after the vehicle hasbeen pulled off the road and carefully stopped,have the vehicle towed for service.United StatesCanada3-27