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Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #11
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...he said something along the lines of it not actually being low it has more to do with the actual brake pedal being thinner...Thoughts?
What is that supposed to mean and what does that have to do with a low fluid level warning? Whatever you do just check your reservoir level and the ground for leaks before you go anywhere. Turn the car [to the] on [position] and pump the brakes a few times before you check for leaks.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:01 AM   #12
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yeah he said that it prb doesnt really have to do with actual low level fluid. I'm unsure about waiting because I'm taking my car to Florida for the week and its gonna be a lil under 3 hours there and back and I'd hate for something to happen you know. I'm gonna check the fluid on my break.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:07 AM   #13
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Ok I just went and checked and there is plenty of fluid but the cap was very loose. I only had to turn it once to get it off. I screwed it back on tight but do yall think that could have been a reason for the light?
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Quite probable since the pressure dropped due to the cap being loose. Let us know how you make out after you drive again.
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Sure thing. If light still comes on I'll prb take it in to be safe. Hopefully that fixed it but I'll let u kno
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ok well I called the dealer because I'm waiting on another part (been waiting over 3 months to be exact :/) and he told me my part had finally been shipped and will be in next week and then I told him about what happened this morning and he said something along the lines of it not actually being low it has more to do with the actual brake pedal being thinner. He said to just wait till next week when I bring it in for other work for them to look at it. Thoughts?
I think he meant the brake pads were thinner. As the pads get thinner from wear, a little extra fluid resides in the brake lines making the reservoir a little lower. But with only 12,000 miles this seems like a pretty unlikely...
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yeah he said that it prb doesnt really have to do with actual low level fluid. I'm unsure about waiting because I'm taking my car to Florida for the week and its gonna be a lil under 3 hours there and back and I'd hate for something to happen you know. I'm gonna check the fluid on my break.
Hi chum567,

If you're feeling uncomfortable (especially since you have a trip coming up), then drop by your dealership. They'll be able to assess the situation and give you some peace of mind. I'd hate for you to be worrying about it while you're on vacation.

Have a safe trip!
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I had mine come on once at the bank. Took it to the dealership and they said the fluid level slightly low, but there were no leaks. They figured the car wasn't fully topped off during delivery.
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Had this same issue - brake level fluid would just pop on randomly. The brakes felt absolutely fine.

Took it to the dealer, they drove it and got it to come on. The explanation I got was that it was probably delivered with barely enough fluid in it to keep it from putting the light on, and that as my pads had worn it would now take more fluid to cause the caliper to close enough to contact the rotor (makes sense). They checked the entire brake system to make sure, and said everything was fine.

They topped off the fluid for free, haven't had a light since.

Hope that's the case for you!
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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Well I didn't have any warning lights on my way to and from work on lunch break so maybe the loose cap was the issues but I guess I'll wait and see if it does it again but so far so good. Fluid was almost full when I did check and the loose cap had fluid all around it.
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