Brake Warning Light On, While Brake Is Normal

QUESTION

Dear Editor,

My car is Nissan Pathfinder, which I bought as tokunboh (imported used vehicle) in 2015. Few days ago, I noticed my brake warning light, even after releasing the handbrake. I checked the brake fluid and found out it was levelled and my brake works well. I don’t just want to take it to the mechanic without having an idea of what is wrong. Please, can you tell me what the problem?

Thank you, sir.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Katherine Chibuzor

kategodspower@hotmail.com

ANSWER

Dear Mrs Chibuzor,

You have done very well, checking your brake fluid level. And according to you, your brake fluid level is correct.

I recon your brake sensor is faulty, hence a wiring problem. I advise you take the car to a Nissan dealership workshop near you or a proper automobile garage, where more problems would not be added for you.

Meanwhile, to the general motoring public, in case you discover this sort of problem, best thing to do is, in case you are driving, stop at nearest safe place. And like Mrs Chibuzor did, check you brake fluid level. If you don’t know where it is located or how to check it, turn to your vehicle’s manual. If you do not have your vehicle manual, goggle and download it. Your vehicle’s manual is always very handy.

Now, if your brake fluid is low, simply top it up to the MAX level, not above.

Beyond that:

  • Observe the car the following morning.
  • Check the brake fluid to see if it has gone down again.
  • If it has, check underneath the car to see if thre is any leak, as you must be experiencing brake fluid leakage, in which case the car need to be taken to the garage for repair, urgently.

Brake problem is a serious problem. Always remember that.

This is how far I shall go in this week’s edition of Auto Clinic brought to you courtesy of Motoring World International.

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Until I meet you again next week, please drive safely and be careful out there.

AUTOMAN

 

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