When the ignition is on, the brake light is initially ON if you have set the parking/emergency brakes. The brake warning should turn off once the parking brake is released and you start to drive. If the LOW BRAKE FLUID warning or the BRAKE LIGHT stay on as you are driving stop the vehicle immediately and check the brake fluid level.Back to top
- If the brake fluid level is below the minimum or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do no drive the car. Check the system for any major brake fluid leaks. Driving with no brake fluid is extremely dangerous. Your car may not stop when you apply the brakes.
- Brake fluid is poisonous and must be carefully marked and stored in a safe place, out of children's reach.
Things to keep in mind
- Do not allow the brake fluid to drop on your car's paint. Brake fluid can damage car paint.
- Wash your hands if you get brake fluid on you.
- The recommended brake fluid type is typically printed on top of the brake fluid cap.
- Clean the brake fluid cap with a clean cloth before you remove the cap.
- If the brake fluid level is low, the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) warning light may also turn on.
- We recommend that you visually check the brake fluid level once a month.
- Always use the recommended brake fluid. Typically either Dot 3 or Dot 4 brake fluid. In most cases, it is not necessary to use manufacturer brand brake fluid.