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Brake system warning light
You can check the functionality of the brake system warning light by switching the ignition to the "On" position and verifying that the warning light illuminates.
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If the warning lights in the instrument panel and onboard computer go on while driving, the brake fluid level may be too low, or (if the brake pedal travel has increased) one of the two brake circuits may have failed.
A greater braking pressure will be required, stopping distances will be longer and the braking behavior will change, particularly in curves.
With correctly adjusted brakes, and a correctly working brake system, the pedal travel to the point of brake actuation should be 1-3/16 in. to 1-9/16 in. or 30 to 40 mm.
Whenever the brake pedal travel exceeds this distance, have the brake system checked.
Obstruction of Brake Pedal
Unsuitable or incorrectly fixed floor mats or objects can reduce the travel of the brake pedal or prevent you applying the brake pedal.
Any obstruction of the brake pedal could increase the stopping distance.
In case one of the two brake circuits fails, increased pedal travel is required to bring your vehicle to a full stop.
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