Brake Light On Due to Faulty Master Cylinder Resevoir Filter on Honda CR-V

A faulty brake master cylinder reservoir filter can cause the brake system indicator to illuminate after a cold start and then go off. Replacement of the reservoir filter will commonly fix this problem.

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Average mileage: 126,750 (80,000–190,000)
5 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001
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2001 Honda CR-V 123,000 mi,
Brake light stays on, even though the hand brake is off(down). It goes off once the car has warmed up.
2001 Honda CR-V 120,000 mi,
During cold weather brake light is lit on start up and goes off after 10-15 minutes of driving.
2000 Honda CR-V 80,000 mi,
brake light on upon morning start then off after several minutes. auto shop ruled out everything else.
2001 Honda CR-V 115,000 mi,
brake light comes on intermittently.
I have this same light problem
1999 Honda CR-V 102,000 mi,
when car has started the brake light stays on til i start driving then goes off
1999 Honda CR-V 82,000 mi,
Brake light comes on with cold or initial start. This car is very well cared for and maintained . I have an appt. with the Beaverton Honda dealership today
The brake light comes on intermittently.
2001 Honda CR-V 175,000 mi,
Brake light comes during cold weather start, then goes off, never happens in warm weather.