Learn how to check the brake fluid level on a Mazda. Is your brake light on? Stop immediately and check the brake fluid level. Do not continue to drive your Mazda if the brake fluid level is low.
Driving with the brake light on is very dangerous. If the Mazda brake light comes on, stop immediately and check the brake fluid level. If the brake light doesn’t turn off after you add brake fluid, do not continue to drive, or you may lose the brakes while driving.
What you will need
- Mazda Brake Fluid – The recommended type is listed in your owner’s manual or on top of the brake fluid reservoir cap. The most common brake fluid used by Mazda is DOT3.
- Park, your Mazda, turn off the ignition and set the parking brakes.
- Pop open the trunk release located under the dashboard on the driver’s side. See the guide on how to open the Mazda hood.
- Locate the brake fluid reservoir on the driver’s side. Clean the brake fluid reservoir with a clean cloth before removing the cap.
- Check brake fluid level by looking at the side of the reservoir. Note the maximum and minimum marks on the side of the reservoir.
- Remove the cap by twisting it counter-clockwise.
- Add the recommended Mazda brake fluid. This Mazda requires DOT 3 brake fluid stamped on the cap.
- Fill your Mazda brake reservoir with brake fluid until you reach the MAX/Full mark. Don’t fill it up to the TOP of the reservoir.
If the brake fluid level is low on your Mazda, you will notice symptoms such as:
- The brake pedal is soft when you press it.
- Brake Warning Light in Instrument Cluster
- Brake Warning Light stays on even if you release the parking brakes.
- Low Brake Fluid Level Warning
Do not drive the vehicle with the brake light on.
We hope you find the Mazda Add or Check Brake Fluid Level guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mazda.