Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: West Chester, OH
Brake warning lights
OK, so here's the history on the issue. About 5 months ago, the red brake light to the right of the spedometer started coming on very intermittently. At first I wondered if something was goofed up with the sensor on the E-brake, because the light seemed to go off if I engaged the E-brake and then turned it off again. But it was very intermittent, so I check the brake fluid, and it seemed a smidge low. I topped it off, and light didn't come back on anymore. I though "OK, cool, keep an eye on it."
So, the light has started coming back on again. I started to assumeI must have a slow fluid leak of some sort. Top of the fluid again, and this time, the light not only does not go off, now the yellow ABS light on the left side of the dash is coming on as well.
Brakes feel perfectly fine when driving. Don't feel squishy or too stiff. Don't feel any different than they always have. In safe areas, I've messed with the brakes a bit stopping hard on them, and they seem to work just fine.
Now, the lights aren't on all the time. They never come on when I first start the car. It's typically about after 3-4 minutes of driving if they are going to come on. Sometimes they don't come on at all. And they don't come one when I press the brakes. Often, the lights come on while I'm just driving. Doesn't seem to be dependent on turning or anything, so I don't think it's fluid sloshing around. I've been keeping a careful eye on the reservoir and I don't notice it going down at all in the past week or two.
I've been super busy, so haven't had time to get it to the shop yet, but hopefully on Monday. Thought I'd toss the details up here and see if anybody had any ideas for me.
2005 ION Redline
Black, Competition Pkg - Welfare intake, Antenna delete, driled/slotted roots and ceramic pads....for now.
2007 Deep Blue Saturn VUE - Totaled in an accident
2004 Electric Blue ION Redline - Destroyed engine, traded in
Best time: 14.48 @ 97.64 MPH (only mods were welfare intake and weight reduction)