What does the brake check light mean?

When your car’s brake warning light comes on, it tells you something is wrong with the braking system; it can’t be put off or ignored until later—the price for doing so could very expensive and very dangerous.

How do you reset the check brake light?

How to Reset a Brake Warning Light

  1. Find your vehicle’s Assembly Line Diagnostic Link port.
  2. Attach an OBD1 or 2 scanner to this port and turn the key in the ignition but do not start the engine.
  3. Press “OK” and read the code.
  4. Service the brakes according to the problem diagnosed by the code.

What does check brake system mean on Acura?

Brake system: This light indicates either that your brake fluid is low or a malfunction in your brake system has been detected. You can check the brake pressure yourself by lightly pressing down on the brake pedal. If it feels normal, then you should check your brake fluid.

How long can you drive with the brake light on?

There’s many factors that determine how long brake pads last after the warning light comes on, but there’s a rough estimate of around 1000 miles (1600 km) of driving where efficient braking will be maintained.

Can you drive with SH-AWD light on?

Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) If you have this system activated in your Acura vehicle, and this dash light comes on, then there is a problem with your All-Wheel Drive system.

What does check emission system mean on Acura RDX?

If the check emissions system light has turned on in Your Acura RDX that means that the ECU has detected a fault in some part of Your emissions control system. The most common reasons this light will turn on are a loose gas cap, or a loose wire to one of the O2 sensors.

What does the brake light mean on an Acura?

Typical messages include “Check Brake System.” You won’t get a message in older Acura’s, but the brake light will stay on when driving. Other lights that may come on due to low brake fluid levels include the ABS and VSA lights. The brake pedal is soft. The brake pedal can be pressed all the way.

What does the light on the brake indicator mean?

If the indicator light illuminates, it either means that your brake fluid level is low or there is a malfunction with the brake system. The light also appears when the parking brake is applied. Be sure to release the parking brake before driving if the light appears while driving, press the brake pedal lightly to check the pressure.

How do you check the brake fluid level?

Look at the side of the brake fluid reservoir to determine the current level. Ensure the current brake fluid level is between the maximum and minimum marks on the reservoir’s side. If the brake fluid level is below the minimum level, continue to the next step. Add Brake Fluid.

Where is the brake fluid reservoir on an Acura?

Step by step directions and video clips to help you add brake fluid to your ACURA. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood. Locate the brake fluid reservoir on your ACURA. The brake fluid reservoir is located in the engine bay, on the driver’s side.