Brake light remains on. (In dashboard light)

Asked by Dec 28, 2010 at 09:39 AM about the 2007 Kia Optima EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello,

My brake light recently came on and it has gone off a few times, but not it remains on all the time.  I checked my brake fluid and it was good.  Is there anything else I should try before I take it to the dealer??

Thank you!

6 Answers

2,165

Do you have an ABS/ESC warning lamp one? I've seen animals chew through the wires to the brake fluid pressure switch. I haven't ever seen the switch itself be bad, but there's a first time for everything. If the brake fluid is well above the low mark (at least 1/3 of the way to the full mark) and you don't see any damage to the wiring at the master cylinder. I'd say that it's time to go see your local Kia dealer.

4,485

get all the connections checked. then take it to a dealer. http://kiaoptima.org/photo-gallery/

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
45

This maybe helpful, a few years late for some though. I had the same problem a few years back, brake lights on all the time & no cruise control. Check the switch located up on the brake pedal, it may be broken. It controls both the brake lights & cuts the cruise off when the brakes are applied.

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
80

noticed the cruise control was NOT working, and that the brake lights remained on, and a small round disk with a center "pearl" the whole thing is the color of a butterscotch lifesaver, broken in pieces, on the floor under the brake. Hmmm? Hard plastic, but easily broken is many pieces. Wonder what this is? I told my husband to pull the fuse for the brakes, so it doesn't end up draining my battery.

8 out of 8 people think this is helpful.
30

Jaslady, you got it right. Brake lights would not go out. Checked the floor under the brake and there was the broken yellow life saver. Thank you for posting. I just wedged the broken piece between the brake arm and the assembly so the lights would go off for the night. Taking it to the dealer (or Autozone) tomorrow to get that do-hickey replaced.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
10

Wow, thanks guys I was almost ready for dreamland whn my neighbor came aknocking, "your lights are on for the longest time!" Hubby took out every fuse and the wont go off he finally disconnected the cable but sure enough I went out looking for "butterscotch " and found it on the floor of the car...u guys are lifesavers.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Optima

Looking for a Used Optima in your area?

CarGurus has 29,499 nationwide Optima listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Search Kia Optima Questions

Kia Optima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 950
#2 kc07kia
kc07kia
Reputation 400
#3 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
488 Great Deals out of 49,604 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
706 Great Deals out of 81,927 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Altima
779 Great Deals out of 77,000 listings starting at $470
Used Toyota Camry
839 Great Deals out of 90,861 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Fusion
964 Great Deals out of 79,014 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
749 Great Deals out of 88,203 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima
267 Great Deals out of 25,822 listings starting at $2,545
Used Honda Civic
488 Great Deals out of 80,458 listings starting at $558
Used Chevrolet Impala
564 Great Deals out of 28,668 listings starting at $1,595
Used Dodge Charger
247 Great Deals out of 27,239 listings starting at $1,997
Used Hyundai Elantra
465 Great Deals out of 51,353 listings starting at $1,699
Used Mazda MAZDA6
97 Great Deals out of 16,722 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Sorento
386 Great Deals out of 33,665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
726 Great Deals out of 74,099 listings starting at $1,790

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Optima EX For Sale
2,232 listings starting at $19,416
2016 Kia Optima EX For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 2,339 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Kia Optima EX For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 786 listings starting at $11,095
2014 Kia Optima EX For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,307 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Kia Optima EX For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 777 listings starting at $8,500