1998 Ford Explorer

Brakes problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 153000 miles

My brake light on the dashboard is on. Does this mean I need to add fluid or does this mean my brakes are going out?
April 17, 2009.

The light will come on if either one of those problems happen.
If it's full, then you need to have it checked.
You could have a leak, a problem with the master cylinder, the proportioning valve.
Brakes are not something you want to gamble with.

It's one thing to throw your fan belt and be stranded on the side of the road, it's another to run a stop sign and crash into a bus load of nuns, taking kittens to an orphanage.

Apr 17, 2009.