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Author Topic: Brake fault warning light keeps coming on yet brakes work fine.  (Read 8135 times)

Offline Bossog

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My regular mechanic at my place of work has checked out my brakes and can't find anything wrong yet the STOP  brake fault waning keeps coming on, anyone know what this is all about?

Offline Mirez

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Re: Brake fault warning light keeps coming on yet brakes work fine.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 06:37:29 PM »
It will come on for a multitude of things. Have you checked the fluid level for the brakes?
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Offline Bossog

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Re: Brake fault warning light keeps coming on yet brakes work fine.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 07:37:56 PM »
I'm sure my mechanic will have done all that.  I wondered if it could be an electrical fault as I have had problems with that in the past

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Re: Brake fault warning light keeps coming on yet brakes work fine.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 07:59:20 PM »
With respect, NEVER assume anything with garages/mechanics - Most think a "Full inspection and diagnostic" means just plugging the car into a fault code reader and whilst you may know him really well its the little things that are easy to overlook!

The warning message really can be for any number of faults, so yes, an electrical issue could be the cause. I assume he did scan the car for fault codes? What came back? What type of scan was performed as the Galaxy uses controllers that need to be individually addressed rather then a generic OBD2 scan...
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Brake fault warning light keeps coming on yet brakes work fine.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 10:19:13 PM »
Welcome to the forum Bossog your also our 1000th member woohoo cheers

The stop warning means there's a serious safety issue here and as Mirez has said can be caused by any number of faults and needs to be scanned with Vagcom/VCDS as this will give the best result
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