"Brake" Warning Light

#1

I own a '97 Toyota Camry with the 4-cylinder engine. When I start the car in the morning and drive off, the “Brake” warning light comes on for a few seconds then disappears. The car seems to be driving just fine, though. This happens most often when I start the car in the morning when the engine is cold. Any suggestions?

#2

My first suggestion is check your brake fluid level under the hood. It is possibly low. However low enough usually means either a leak or your brakes are far gone that fluid level has dropped.

If not get it checked out by a shop, brakes are nothing to skimp on nor ignore.

#3

I agree. Sounds like a low fluid warning. If you’re not sure where the brake fluid reservoir is consult the owner’s manual.

#4

That was my initial thought. However, I checked the fluid level, and it was fine. Thanks, though.

#5

Do you use the parking brake?

#6

Had the same thing, checked the fluid level and it LOOKED fine. Added fluid and the problem disappeared.