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Honda Civic Owners Manual: If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On or Blinks

Honda Civic Owners Manual / Handling the Unexpected / Indicator, Coming On/Blinking / If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On or Blinks

Reasons for the indicator to come on

 What to do when the indicator comes on while driving

Depress the brake pedal lightly to check pedal pressure.

 Reason for the indicator to blink

 What to do when the indicator blinks

Avoid using the parking brake and have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately.

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) Comes On or Blinks

Have your vehicle repaired immediately.

It is dangerous to drive with low brake fluid. If there is no resistance from the brake pedal, stop immediately in a safe place. If necessary downshift the gears.

If the brake system indicator and ABS indicator come on simultaneously, the electronic brake distribution system is not working. This can result in vehicle instability under sudden braking.

Have your vehicle inspected by a dealer immediately.

If the brake system indicator (red) blinks at the same time when the brake system indicator (amber) comes on, the parking brake may not work.

Avoid using the parking brake and have your vehicle checked by a dealer immediately. If you repeatedly operate the electric parking brake in a short period of time, the brake stops operating to prevent heating of the system and the indicator blinks.

It returns to its original state in approximately 1 minute.

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If the brake system indicator (red) comes on or blinks at the same time when the brake system indicator (amber) comes on, release the parking brake manually or automatically. If the brake sy ...

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