Brake warning light problem

Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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  • 2007 SATURN VUE
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
My brake warning light comes on. When I add fluid it goes off.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 AT 5:56 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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I would highly suggest we find where this fluid is going because you may have a leak. How often do you have to add fluid?

The light coming on is a fluid level sensor but that normally means the fluid is either leaking or the pads are wearing. However, if the pads are wearing causing this to happen then you most likely will only add fluid once before the pads start grinding and require replacement.

Let me know this info and we can figure out next steps. Thanks
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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I added fluid 2 weeks ago.
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Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Okay. If it is low again and the light is on then you have a leak. We clearly need to find that because if you run out of fluid you will immediately loose brakes. Clearly a safety issue.

So we need to follow the brake lines from the master cylinder and see if there is a leak. If not then we need to remove the wheels and check the calipers/wheel cylinders for leaking. When looking at the brakes you should not find any moisture but if you do then that is brake fluid.

Let me know if you have questions and what you find. Thanks
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
SHERILYN FRANKLIN
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Thank you.
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Monday, August 24th, 2020 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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You are welcome. Let us know what you find or if you run into more issues. Thanks
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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 AT 8:01 AM

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