Common symptoms that you may be low on brake fluid include the Brake Light warning staying on when you drive the car or CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM warning message on dashbaord.
First, you check and make sure the parking brake is fully released. Next, follow the instructions below to check the Acura brake fluid level.
Symptoms of low brake fluid level on an Acura usually start with a message on your instrument cluster.
Typical messages include "Check Brake System".
According to Acura owners manual, using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the brake system (Source: 2004 Acura TL page 211).
Step by step directions and video clips to help you add brake fluid to your ACURA.
In some Acura models, the brake fluid reservoir is covered with a plastic cover, as shown in the following picture.
The cover can be easily removed. It will either pop up or may have two plastic screws that need to be removed. Before you remove the cap, clean the brake fluid reservoir with a clean cloth.
Check the current fluid level. Ensure the current brake fluid level is between the maximum and minimum marks on the side of the reservoir.
If the brake fluid level is below the minimum level, continue to the next step.
Add brake fluid until the level reaches just below the MAX/Full mark. Do not fill ACURA brake reservoir above the maximum mark.
These instructions apply to various 1998-2019 ACURA models such as CDX, CL, VSX, EL, ILX, Integra, Legend, MDX, NSX, RDX, RL RLX, RSX, SLX, TL TLX, TSX, VIGOR, ZDX .
Also, check the fusible link for the ABS module. The fusible link is located in the engine bay of your Acura.
When the fusible link is blown, you will get multiple warning lights on your instrument cluster and the push START/STOP may not work.