If the brake warning light comes on and stays on when you start your car, do not try to drive it. Turn off your car and look for possible reasons for the problem.
If the brake warning light comes on while you’re in traffic or moving, don’t panic. Pull over safely and have your car towed to your home or to a trusted mechanic to check.
Brake Hydraulic System Warning Light
This warning light means the hydraulic brake system is malfunctioning. If it happens randomly, or if it seems to occur exclusively when turning, you may have a brake fluid problem. The longer it runs, the more serious the issue may be.
Parking Brake/Hand-Brake Warning Light
When you see this symbol, you know that the hand brake or parking brake is engaged. It’s a helpful prompt to get out of the car and switch it off before you try to drive. Some cars include parking brakes that are electrical. If repairs are required, this icon and a wrench icon will show.