Parking Brake Indicator Light Problems in popular cars

Parking Brake Indicator Light problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Parking Brake Indicator Light problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Chevrolet Venture

2000 Chevrolet Venture minivan, front wiper motor does not return wipers to normal parked position, they remain vertical on windshield when shut off. Obstructs and distracts view, more prone to freeze up during winter months. Have seen numerous Ventures on the road with identical condition. It was Wednesday, January 1, 2003 when this parking brake indicator light issue occurred.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Chevrolet Suburban

VIN of the vehicle was 1GNEC16T71_. The vehicle is a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban. When the contact started the vehicle, the light that indicates the parking brake is activated was not illuminated. The gear was shifted into drive and the vehicle began to drift while the emergency brake was still applied. The contact turned off the engine. Prior to the failure, the contact heard the sound of metal coming from the rear of the vehicle whenever the brakes were applied. The parking brake was replaced by a repair shop; however, the failure continued. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 90,000. This parking brake indicator light issue occurred Dec. 1, 2005.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Chrysler 300. The new 300's are having a problem with the emergency brake. The pedal to set the emergency brake sits too close to the door opening. While driving or parked if you touch, brush or nudge the emergency brake pedal at all it sets the sensor as if the brake has been set. The manufactorer has not been able to fix this problem as of yet, the dealer stated that this is a design flaw that there is no way to adjust the brake and that the sensor is very touchy. At this point my vehicle has been in for repair 3 times. They can not be sure if the vehicle will react in anyway while driving and this happens since the sensor is telling the brain that the brake is set. This parking brake indicator light problem happened on 01/11/05.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Ford Windstar

The VIN of this vehicle is 2FMZA514X3_. I would like to request an investigation on my 2003 Ford Windstar van. My abs and emergency brake light randomly come on, for no apparent reason. I can sit and let my car idle, and the light will come on. This has happened since I bought it, and since I bought the car used, the dealership (Ford dealership) won't repair it for me. Can you look into this for me, and see if they will do a recall of the problem. Thanks! the dealership told me if the light is on, then I will not have antilock brakes. This was a feature that made me buy the vehicle. Please help me. This problem occurred on 09/15/2007.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Ford Windstar

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Ford Windstar. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2FMZA52483_. My automobile keeps getting multiple emergency brake and abs errors. The lights come on and remains on until turned off. Upon researching this problem it appears to be a wide spread issue with Ford Windstars. I've also read that one person had a fire come from this issue. Is there any motion for a recall. It was Tue., May. 1, 2007 when this parking brake indicator light issue occurred.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of GMC Sonoma

The vehicle is a 2002 GMC Sonoma. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GTCS19572_. Complaint covers sat oct 9th thru 10-14 2004 radio malfunctioning-1)took vehicle to jonesboro rd GMC dealer and complaint about radio first. Digital display showing one station and playing another. The panel gets very hot . Radio was showing issue at the time. Mark service advisor reached inside vehicle and began to press the buttons. They refused to document my radio problem at the jonesboro dealership. I called back and spoke to mark about documentation. He said he couldn't because the tech didn't see it. I advised him that he did and I asked him why did he push any buttons. At marietta, my truck had radio replaced twice during this week due to malfunction. 2) abs braking failure, normal soft braking, truck will swerve to side and then correct itself, roll forward and then stop. Was told this is normal braking for abs. Was duplicated at dealership but they have tried to minimize problem (team pontiac, GMC jonesboro rd of union city GA) they did document issue 3) emergency brake ) light not working when depressing emergency brake pedal. Illuminated during start of truck however didn't work when depressing pedal . Marietta pontiac GMC repaired issue. Can now depress emergency brake and it will light up . See previous notes, to date, my truck has had since purchase 12/29/2004 1) new battery, headlight bulb , daytime running light bulb , turn signal switch, new radio 1,2,3,4. New O2 sensor, fuel pump, (lost power on interstate) abs issues, my truck just isn't safe. With this consistent abs problem. This issue happened on 10/09/2004.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Honda Prelude

The automatic transmissions in 1997 Honda Preludes are weak and fail easy. The reason is cheap parts and metals in the transmissions themselves. The 97 Preludes were recalled in turkey, and replaced with a new m6ha unit. Mine is constantly slipping and tearing up. I'm looking at a constant problem that costs a lot of money. I bought this car for its quality and prestige in the Honda world, but due to the lack of quality and workmanship in the automatic transmissions, my opinion of Preludes has drastically dropped. I would not care if I had an automatic or a manual, I just want a car that works like the Honda company lacked to make it. Thank you. This parking brake indicator light problem happened on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Honda Odyssey

The car involved was a 2002 Honda Odyssey. While driving, the emergency brake light illuminated. This problem occurred on Saturday, August 2, 2003.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Jeep Laredo

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Jeep Laredo. I bought my wife a 2000 Jeep grand cherokee, and it has shut off while she was driving, putting her in a very dangerous situation, with no "check engine" light. . . Nothing, low coolant light came on when there is coolant already in the car, check gauges light keep coming on, heater doesn't heat well, the passenger side power door lock does not work, I've replaced the thermostat and the water pump once. And I've had an issue with the vehicle overheating and the fan not coming on and had it replaced. I do believe there is something wrong with the Jeep cherokee especially the 2000 model and think it should be recalled. I looked on the internet for blogs to see if anyone else was having the same problems and found there were well over 100 people on one website with the same exact problems. I think this is a dangerous situation for those that own this vehicle and I am asking you to please recall this vehicle before it causes serious accidents or even death. Please don't ignore this complaint, and I hope to hear from you soon concerning this matter. You should not even have "number of deaths" listed, but if you be honest and take care of the problems, there would not be any deaths. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Land Rover Discovery Ii

The car involved was a 2003 Land Rover Discovery Ii. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is SALTW164X3_. 2003 Discovery Ii and the three main lights illuminating, two times they have been on and stay on, sometimes now they turn on and off. Traction control, abs and hill descent control. This will be my third trip to the dealer for the same problem. It was 08/09/2005 when this parking brake indicator light issue occurred.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Lexus LS430

The vehicle was a 2002 Lexus Ls430. My vehicle LS 430 02 has brake problems. My emergency brake engage it self, the light come on after I been driving. It been in the shop seven times and still come on. This parking brake indicator light problem happened on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Mazda B2500

The vehicle is a 1998 Mazda B2500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda B2500 is 4F4YR12C5W_. The emergency brake lines are crossed ahead of the rear drivers tire. There is a lot of pressure on these lines and they are rubbing together causing a great deal of wear. I have noticed the same problem on other Mazda b series and Ford ranger pickups. I have placed a piece of rubber between the lines to prevent further damage. I believe that the emergency lines on the Mazda and Ford ranger pickups should be recalled before they fail and cause injuries.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Mercury Sable

The car is a 2001 Mercury Sable. Emergency brake dashboard warning light failure. The dashboard brake warning light is not turning on when the emergency brake is applied. The dashboard light does test ok when the car is started. Because I was unaware the emergency brake was on I traveled 10 miles home on the freeway. Near my house the brakes failed, with the pedal going to the floor. I quickly pumped the brakes and was able to stop. There was a burning smell as well, which I assume was the pads, so I will mark the fire question as yes since "where there's smoke there's fire. " brake function returned the next day but the pedal is now soft. It was Thursday, December 21, 2006 when this parking brake indicator light issue occurred.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Suzuki Aerio

The vehicle involved is a 2006 Suzuki Aerio. Emergency brake light began coming on randomly from time to time. It then began to come on when I started the vehicle and will stay on while backing out and then turn off when vehicle is placed in drive, then began to light up when I used the brakes, and at other times when driving down the road it will come on for several minutes then go away only to come back on. . . . Brake fluid fine, brakes have wear but within reason for a 06 with 45,000 miles. . This problem occurred on Aug. 14, 2007.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Toyota Tacoma

The vehicle was a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5TENL42N94_. Parking brake light stays on. Vehicle is sluggish. Brakes are squealing. This issue happened on Monday, January 28, 2008.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Toyota Sequoia

The VIN of this vehicle was 5TDZT38A33_. Vsc/abs skid control ecu failure. The dealership is saying that my 2003 Toyota Sequoia limited 2 wd 53,500 miles needs a new abs computer at a cost of $3,600. Approximately 2 years ago I had the exact same thing happen, the car actually froze up and the dealership had it towed to their location to fix it, they said it was the third member and replaced that. Now the same thing is happening and they won't do anything. This parking brake indicator light problem happened on 09/25/2007.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Volkswagen Passat

The car is a 1999 Volkswagen Passat. I own a 1999 vw Passat with anti-lock brakes. Many Audi and vw models manufactured starting in the later '90s and continuing to present (including mine), use the bosch 5. 3 abs controller, which is prone to catastrophic failure, ostensibly due to defective design. This module controls multiple brake-related functions including the abs which is important for winter driving, but the most critical function of this module is probably the electronic brake force distribution, or ebd. These vehicles are designed such that if the ebd is inoperative, the proportion of hydraulic force applied to the rear brakes during emergency braking is as great as it is during moderate braking effort when there is minimal transfer of vehicle weight to the front wheels. The ebd is supposed to adjust the front/rear braking distribution dynamically according to the measure of the deceleration, so that the rear wheels will not lock up during emergency braking. If this module should fail during emergency braking on dry pavement, the rear wheels could lock up and cause an accident which could easily include fatalities. This is an expensive repair for owners, costing roughly $2000, and many owners have probably put off the repair indefinitely. The vw company has provided absolutely no assistance in helping owners despite knowing of hundreds if not thousands of these types of failures as early as 30k miles. Services that charge ~$300. 00 to rebuild the failed abs module are unreliable and cause drivers to work on their cars with no mechanical sense because of their desperation. Evidence which can be found through a simple web search, suggests that the problem is widespread, and that if it has not already led to serious accidents, it is only a question of time. This problem is genuine, and vw/Audi should be compelled to take immediate corrective action. This issue happened on Friday, Mar. 11, 2005.

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car   Parking Brake Indicator Light problem of Volkswagen New Beetle

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3VWCS21C81_. My abs dash indicator came on steady, the brake indicator on the dash started flashing and what sounded like the interior chime started sounding continuously. I pulled over into a parking lot and turned off the engine. A puff of smoke/steam came up from the passenger front wheelwell and there was a horrible hiss and whine coming from under the hood on the same side and a burning plastic smell. The dealer said it was the abs module (which they changed for $950!!!) and that only fixed the abs light. No clue on the flashing brake idiot light and now they say the ac does not work at all. No refrigerant, so obviously a leak. It seems way too coincidental. I heard about an abs module recall back in '03 which could short circuit and cause an engine fire. I don't have any idea about the engine compartment geography and I've only had the car (bought used) for about a year and a half. It appears I am not the only person to have experienced this problem. This problem occurred on Apr. 26, 2005.. Read more...

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