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Would you happen to know why the parking brake message (which I have NEVER used before) went off? I had my brake fluid checked, it's fine. I just thought it was odd, that when I stopped it was shut off randomly. Could this also be caused by the body control module?
Can you explain what this light looked like? Was it like this?
Ok, I got it. This indicator could mean many things including the parking brake problem, but it could also mean other things like there is a problem in the hydraulic end of the brake system. This is ver dangerous and if the light is still on, I would NOT recommend driving this vehicle until it is fixed. The most common reason for this message to come on would be a low fluid level. You did state you checked this. There are several reasons this could come about. Here is why. Yes the bcm could be at fault for this also.
The IPC illuminates the brake indicator when the following occurs:
Im sorry this is taking so long. I have someone with me that is more car savvy than me, that keeps coming up with questions.They want to make sure you understand that it randomly displays "parking brake", and then shuts off without actually "releasing" the parking brake. Also, we started my car again to move it because it won't be going anywhere untill the dealership on Monday, as he was backing up (about 20 ft) the parking brake warning displayed again, and seconds later shut off. He also mentioned the interior lights were on last night when a door was ajar (for only a moment) and then shorted out and shut off