Why is My Brake Light On?

Car brake lights

 

If you notice that your brake light comes on and off or maybe you’ve seen the brake light on while driving, it’s not something to ignore. There are a few things you can do to determine whether or not it’s a serious issue. Certainly don’t ignore it, but do take into consideration the factors highlighted here for Marlton and Vineland drivers, then you may know the answer to the question, “why does my brake light come on and off?”

Why is My Brake Light On?

There are a few reasons why you’ll see your brake lights come on and off or your brake light on while driving. These reasons include:

#1 Your Parking Brake is Activated

This is the most common and least troublesome. You’ll simply need to disengage your parking brake and you’ll have nothing to worry about as your drive in Berlin. If you have driven extensively with the parking brake on, you may have damaged the rotors, in this case you’ll notice signs and should bring your vehicle to our %%di_City%% dealership for service. 

#2 Low Fluid Levels

If your brake fluid light comes on, you can confirm in your Owner’s Manual what it looks like, you’ll want to get it checked right away. Brake fluid is important for operating properly, and can be easily resolved with our experts.

#3 Your ABS System is Malfunctioning

The Anti-Lock Brake System is used to keep your wheels from locking up when you brake in conditions where you may have low traction. If you are having trouble it could be an electrical malfunction or issues with the sensor. 

#4 Your Brake Light is Out

This is a simple fix, but to test it out, just have a friend stand behind your vehicle (in park), while you step on the brake pedal. They can let you know if the lights come on or not. 

#5 Defective Sensors

If you’re wondering “why does my brake light come on and off?” It could be because the sensors are defective. There are quite a few sensors that work with the braking system and they could be coming on and off because of an electrical malfunction.

Why Is My Brake Light On? Find Out at Honda of Turnersville. 

If you see your brake light on while driving or your brake light comes on and off, come to Honda of Turnersville for help. Our service team can help you uncover the problem, and get it fixed quickly and easily so you can get back on the roads of Turnersville or Berlin in no time. Schedule your appointment online and contact us if you have any questions. Check out our service coupons as well to save a bit of money on your visit.

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