BRAKE WARNING LIGHT WHILE TURNING

  • Tiny
  • The_prem
  • HONDA ACCORD

I have a '95 Honda Accord EX 2.2, about 120,000 miles

Since yesterday, I noticed that the red brake warning light comes on when I make a fast turn. It stays on for a little while and then goes away. There seems to be no problem with actual braking performance. I tried several emergency stops from 40mph on a deserted road, and the car braked straight and true.

I recently (within the past year) had experienced the pedal-fade problem, and my mechanic replaced the master-cylinder.

Since it happens only while making sharp or prolonged turns (such as on a highway ramp), I suspect it is a fluid level problem. So I am wondering whether this is basically a leak in the braking system, is that a big problem and whether I should just think about getting a new car?

Thanks

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 12:51 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Fairracing31
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Check the fluid in your master cyclinder to be sure that it is full.

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 1:15 AM
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I checked the reservoir earlier this morning and it is at the MIN level. So clearly, the fluid level is low - I can top it off for the time being, but am worried about the root cause.

How big a $$$ is it to get the brake-system properly checked and fixed?

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 12:52 PM

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