My 2003 ford Taurus, 111,000 miles has problem with cold and brakes.
When the temperature is around -10 degrees or below in the winter in Minnesota the brake light comes on.
It does not stay on constantly, but when I am driving it and go in the morning it is fine. In morning while the car is still colder as I stop at stop sign then brake light on the rights side of the instrument panel comes on. Then I proceed and it stays on for about 20 seconds and goes off or sometimes I tap the brake while going forward right after a stop sign and then it goes off. The car seems to brake just fine, but I am aware I have close to 1/4 pad life left on the front brakes and need to replace this spring.
No major issues as of now but I want to fix it if something is wrong before it becomes an issue, or maybe it is just simple frozen parts since it stops after the car is warmed up and never occurs in temps above 5-10 degrees.
(1.) Do you know why this would occur?
(2.)I bought it at 60,000 miles 2 years ago and now have 111,000 miles. I want to avoid any issues with future problems with brakes as I plan on keeping the car until around 200,000 miles. How often should the brake fluid be replaced to prevent leaks?
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 AT 5:31 PM