Check Chevrolet Brake Fluid Level

Check Chevrolet Brake Fluid Level

Is there a brake light on your Chevrolet’s dashboard, or does the brake pedal feel soft, or brake light stays on? Learn how to fix it by following the procedures below.


Common symptoms that you need brake fluid include a “Low Brake Fluid” warning message and a brake light constantly staying ON.

  • Low Brake Fluid Warning
  • Brake Light On
  • The brake pedal is soft.
  • The brake pedal can be pressed all the way.
  • ABS light stays ON

It is not recommended to drive the brake light on.

What you will need

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  • Brake Fluid
    • The required type is printed on the brake fluid cap and the owner’s manual.


If the brake level is low, add brake fluid immediately. Only use brake fluid noted on the cap of your Chevrolet brake fluid reservoir or the owner’s manual.

  1. Pull the hood release under the dashboard of the Chevrolet. Open the hood and secure it in the open position.
  2. Locate the brake fluid reservoir on the driver’s side of the engine bay. chevrolet brake fluid reservoir
  3. Determine the Low/Max level by looking at the side of the reservoir. chevy brake fluid levelEnsure the current brake fluid levels are between the maximum and minimum marks on the side of the reservoir.brake fluid reservoir max and min
  4. Add brake fluid if the brake fluid is below the minimum level.
  5. Always look at the brake fluid reservoir cap to determine the correct brake fluid type. brake fluid type
  6. Add brake fluid until the level reaches below the MAX/Full mark. Do not fill the Chevrolet brake reservoir above the maximum mark.

These instructions apply to Chevrolet models such as

  • Spark
  • Sonic
  • Bolt
  • Volt
  • Cruze
  • Malibu
  • Impala
  • Camaro
  • Corvette
  • City Express
  • Trax, Equinox
  • Traverse
  • Tahoe
  • Suburban
  • Colorado
  • Silverado
  • Sonic
  • Blazer
  • Astro
  • HHR
  • Uplander
  • Avalanche

We hope you find this guide, “Check Chevrolet Brake Fluid Level,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help with your Chevrolet.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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