Check the position sensor switch that detects when the parking brake is engaged. It might just be adjusted wrong.another optionCheck the level of the brake fluid. If there is a sensor on the reservoir cap it could be low enough to be triggering the sensor. Another Answer:I own a 93 jetta GL and my parking break light would not turn off, there is a relay switch on the fuse-box that turns the headlights off when I pull the parking break. I pulled it out and my parking break light turned off, and still turns on when I pull the parking break ... weird ... you can hear the relay engage when you pull the parking break so if you follow the noise you will know which relay to pull. Fortunately the relay is easy to reinstall if this is not the problem. I believe the 1st answer is also correct, there is a switch that is depressed on the parking break itself, might have to pull off the cover but it will be easy to find.
probably forgot to take your parking brake all the way off, or it could be the switch for the parking brake
2 things could be the problem. If the "Brake" light is on that usually comes on when you set the parking brake then it could be the brake fluid is low. Check that. If it is the "Brake Lamp" light then check your brake lights. 1 of them could be out.
the parking brake is either sticking or the sensor is bad This could also be a warning that there is something wrong with the braking system. The light is not only for the parking brake in most vehicles.
A stuck parking brake could be caused by several things. The brake cable that operates that brake could be stuck, or the mechanism could be stuck at the wheel. The wheel will need to be removed and the cable and emergency brake arms will have to be checked.
Well, one reason could be driving with the parking brake on. that fits the symptoms.
Could be, Transmission failure, Parking brake stuck (frozen brake cables),
try lubricating parking brake cable. check rear brakes for excessive brake dust or sticking hardware. lubricate metal to metal contacts.
could be a problem with the sesor in the emergency brake. a bad connection there could cause the light to blink with the vibration of the car running On some cars, the brake warning light will blink if the parking brake is set, and you drive... it could be a failed parking brake switch, assuming the brake is not applied. It is supposed to blink to get your attention. One car that does this is the Mitsubishi Starion, there are probably some others, too.
Could be the brake fluid reservoir is low which would be telling you the brakes need attention. Could be parking brake not fully released
The Parking Brake could be set (even slightly)
It could be one of serveral things. - Low brake fluid. - Parking brake is on or slightly on. - If the brake pedal has been pushed all the way to the floor. Check the fluid and parking brake first then go to plan B.
That typically means that your parking brake is on. It could just be a faulty sensor if your brake isn't on.
Parking brakes stick if left applied in cold weather
Could be, Low on brake fluid, Parking brake not fully retracted, Problem with the brake system, Have a trusted mechanic inspect the brakes soon.
Several conditions can cause the brake warning light to stay on: 1) Your parking brake could be on or at least the position sensor could be sending a signal that the parking brake is on. 2) there could be a hydraulic pressure imbalance between the front and rear of the master cylinder when the brakes are aplied. 3) The ABS system (if installed) is sensing a faulty ABS condition.
Cable is rusted, bent, or hanging for some reason. Could also be the parking brake needs adjustment. The brake is not fully releasing.
Yes, stop, set parking brake, then release clutch. it is because the parking brake could fail. used as a precaution. there is also a difference in which gear to use for the direction of the hill. you put reverce when the car is facing downhill and viceversa.
Most auto repair shops and garages have qualified mechanics which can repair your brake. You could get advice from an auto shop if you are trying to do it yourself.
That could be the brake pad "squealers". They are designed to squeal when they are worn out. Time for a brake job.
The parking brake was on.I applied the brake so I could stop.Instead of brake, most times the necessary word is brakes.
The Parking Brake has a couple of configurations, on some vehicles with rear disc brakes it will press the inside pad of the caliper and squeeze the pad against the brake rotor to engage, some vehicles have a small set of brake shoes inside the rear rotor hub which press against the hub and prevent it from turning when the brake lever is engaged. On vehicles with rear drum brakes, the parking brake causes the rear brake shoe on either side to press against the brake drum and prevent it from turning. Either configuration in on the rear wheels.Usually the rear axle. The parking brakes are also the emergency brakes, and if they were on the front, could render the vehicle unsteerable in an accident avoidance maneuver.Rear brakes. On some older cars they parking brake actually surrounded the drive shaft and when applied lock the drive shaft in place. Today the parking brake applies the rear brakes.
Because the parking break is still on. wow the guy above sounds like a class a genius "NOT" moron.... check your fluid level if its low it could cause it to stay on, due to lack of fluid to the system... Or it could be the parking brake switch needs to be adjusted.... but the dumb*** above is probly right take his advice and make sure that it is released hahahahah
get it checked, because if the ligt blinks, something is wrong.
Could be the tires, or your front brake rotors
If the rear brakes are smoking, the parking brake cables may be frozen. The dash light may indicate that the parking brakes are released but the switch for the light is connected only to the parking brake lever NOT the actual parking brake shoe assembly. Another possible cause for rear brake lock-up is a malfunctioning rear brake proportioning valve. This valve controls hydraulic pressure to the rear brakes. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be changed on a regular basis. Vehicle inactivity and moisture in the brake fluid is a recipe for frozen or rusty brake components. Hope this helps you out!