Brake light indicator

Asked by Oct 02, 2007 at 05:23 PM about the 2004 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On my 2004 escape the brake light indicator remains illuminated after disengaging the hand brake, but it will go off when driving at a incline or decline. Does anyone have any ideas on what may cause this faulty indication?

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Sounds like a problem with the low fluid level sensor (which can allow the brake light to stay on) or else with the pedal switch which controls the light when the handbrake is released. Have this diagnosed by a mechanic. You may have a problem with your braking system which is nothing to mess around with.

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Check the fluid level in your master cylinder. It should be about 1/4 of an inch from the top in both front & rear chambers. Top it off. If one or both chambers is really low you need your brakes looked at NOW!! With disc brakes the level will go down as the pads wear & the caliper piston extends further to compensate. This is a normal condition. BUT if the fluid level is low enough to turn the warning light on, there's a problem that needs to be addressed NOW!! Brakes are NOT something that can be put off! HTH. -Jim

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