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.
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.