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Seek qualified assistance immediately if brake pedal travel is unusually long, or if there is any significant loss of brake fluid. Driving under such conditions could result in extended stopping distances or complete brake failure.

Brake fluid is highly toxic. Keep containers sealed and out of the reach of children. If accidental consumption of fluid is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.

If the fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Brake fluid is highly flammable. Do not allow brake fluid to come into contact with open flames or other sources of ignition. A fire may result.

Do not drive the vehicle with the fluid level below the MIN mark.

If the quantity of fluid in the brake reservoir drops below the recommended level, a red warning lamp in the instrument panel illuminates. See BRAKE (RED).


If the warning lamp illuminates while the vehicle is being driven, gently apply the brakes to stop the vehicle, as soon as safety permits. Check and top up the fluid level, if necessary.

With the vehicle on level ground, check the fluid level at least every week. Check more frequently in high mileage or arduous operating conditions.

To check the brake fluid level:

  1. Remove the relevant under-hood covers. See FLUID FILLER LOCATIONS and UNDER-HOOD COVERS REMOVAL.

  2. Check the brake fluid reservoir level. The level should be between the MIN and the MAX marks.


    The fluid level may drop slightly during normal use, as a result of brake pad wear. The fluid level should not be allowed to drop below the MIN mark.