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Honda Accord Faulty Master Cylinder Resevoir Filter Can Cause Brake Light After Cold Start

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 121,412 mi (75,000 mi - 172,000 mi)


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.

  • , , 126,000 mi

    This happened last winter and is happening again this winter. I don't believe it is a real problem but my state inspection is due and I will certianly fail with the brake light active.

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  • , , 75,000 mi

    haven't fixed the problem. light goes on and off but brakes are actually fine

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  • , , 100,000 mi

    Brake indicator comes on every cold morning. Letting the car warm up turns the indicator off. It's been to several mechanics and yes it can be fixed, but if the light doesn't bother you (I personally couldn't care less) then as the mechanics said it doesn't really effect anything. My cars up to 125,000 no issues other than routine maintenance. If a sensor is all I have to worry about I call that solid construction.

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  • , , 140,000 mi

    happens more in the cold weather.

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