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I got a "STOP" indicator with the chime followed by "Brake Fault" - I cannot find this anywhere in the owners manual. What does this mean?

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  • iluvprpl Jan 26, 2009

    Thanks, the brakes feel fine. But I think it could be getting close to time for new pads. I just want to make sure I am not putting myself and my child in danger by driving it.

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It sounds like you may have a Bad Brake Master Cylinder and it is Sending the Code to the Computer Causing the Light. How does the Pedal Feel When Pressed???? Please rate my Response, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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    Travis Humphries Jan 26, 2009

    Pads would send the Same Code. I would have them Bleed the System also when they do the Brake Pads.

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I had the same issue with my 2003 Passat and the alarm May or MAY NOT be caused by lack of fluid in your brake system. In my case, this is the issue and doing a brake job and flushing/replenishing the fluid for the brake system solved it. i would take it to someone who knows the brake systems on your vehicle and have em check it out.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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You might have the brake pads checked as well as the cylinders to make sure they are all in good working condition

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

  • Ronnie Houston Jan 26, 2009

    id have them checked to be on the safe side for both you and your child.

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