Brake System: Illuminates when the parking brake is engaged while you drive. If the parking brake is not engaged, you may have a low brake fluid level or other brake system malfunction. Have your car checked immediately.
What would cause the brake light on the dash to come on?
The most common reason your brake light might be on is the parking brake is engaged or broken, low brake fluid, your car needs new brake pads, or your brake light bulbs need to be replaced. If handled quickly and properly, these should be low cost, no problem fixes.
Why is my brake light on if my brake isn’t on?
When your brake light comes on, your car is letting you know that either your vehicle is low on brake fluid, the emergency brake is activated, there’s trouble within the ABS unit, or there’s a problem with the sensors.
Is it safe to drive with the brake warning light on?
Driving with the Brake Warning Light on should not be done as this is dangerous. It means your brakes are not working properly and need to be repaired as soon as possible.
How do I reset my brake light?
Service the brakes according to the problem diagnosed by the code. Attach the OBD scanner back to the port and turn the key in the ignition again without starting the engine. Press “OK” to read the code then press “Delete” to clear the Brake Warning light.