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Old 06-10-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
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My onboard computer keeps giving the "Low brake fluid" error. I have had it since day one of purchasing the vehicle. I called the dealership and they assured me the brake pads were to spec (I know the error will sometimes come when brake pads are worn). I also topped off the brake fluid. The error will tend to turn on when I get a car wash and the wheels are scrubbed. I have not taken the pads off to see their wear but it seems like the brake sensors are not working correctly.

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There are no brake "sensors". If the red brake light comes on when washed or raining you may have a bad ground/wiring in your parking brake cable system
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There are no brake "sensors". If the red brake light comes on when washed or raining you may have a bad ground/wiring in your parking brake cable system
It doesn't come on only when exposed to water though. Often times it will come on randomly.
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Well then you may have a bad sensor in the master cylinder reservoir, the light will illuminate when the fluid level gets low also.
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