Why does the brake warning light flash?

Asked by Apr 01, 2016 at 07:12 PM about the 2012 Subaru Outback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Low brake fluid level, worn brake linings and or pads, failure in the anti-lock system, just to mention a few.

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Thanks for trying. Suggestions are in the manual but none apply.

98,505

Unplug the fluid level sensor on the master cylinder reservoir an see if the light goes out, if it does then you have a bad level sensor, you can replace it or just leave it unplugged, but remember to keep an eye on the level. If it doesn't turn off then look at park brake switch, make sure it is connecting and disconnecting properly, if it is misadjusted it could cause a flash. HTH

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