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Old 08-17-2014, 06:54 PM
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Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

Anyone just have their emergency brake light light up out of nowhere? Happened twice while coming back from a trip towing a travel trailer. E brake was not engaged or anything. Any clues? Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:19 PM
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

I haven't had it happen.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:06 AM
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

its just a simple switch the turns it on.. try pressing and releasing the pedal a few times.. if it still does it, dealer time!
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:48 PM
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

Did you ever find a resolution to this? Mines doing the same. I checked the brakes and they are fine. I'll have mine on cruise and it will just come on.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:48 PM
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

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Did you ever find a resolution to this? Mines doing the same. I checked the brakes and they are fine. I'll have mine on cruise and it will just come on.
No. Has not come on since last camping trip in August. It only happened when I had my camper hooked up to truck in tow mode. Forgot to ask service manager at dealership when I had recalls done.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:08 PM
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

I'm wondering if mine has to do with the brake booster issue. I don't want to take it in because I'm afraid they will screw that up and also force me to fix the vanity mirror.

At first I thought maybe my brakes were going bad. I checked the pads this weekend and I still have plenty left. Guess I'll just either deal with it or bite the bullet and take it in.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:15 PM
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I'm wondering if mine has to do with the brake booster issue. I don't want to take it in because I'm afraid they will screw that up and also force me to fix the vanity mirror.

At first I thought maybe my brakes were going bad. I checked the pads this weekend and I still have plenty left. Guess I'll just either deal with it or bite the bullet and take it in.
My emergency brake light came on/off for several days before I brought it to the dealer. It so happens I already had the dealer appointment for the brake booster recall......the verdict: broken master cylinder. Whether the master cylinder truly was damaged or they broke it upon performing the recall is my guess.

Everything was working great for a month, now I have a vibration when the brakes are depressed and the car is in DRIVE i.e. at stop lights......back to the shop. BTW, '14 Limited
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

I'm having the brake light come on every time I drive. Sometimes if I stop, shut off the engine and restart it will go away but then it's back again the next time I start it. I use the parking brake almost every day. It's completely released, I've double and triple checked. Help?!!
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I'm having the brake light come on every time I drive. Sometimes if I stop, shut off the engine and restart it will go away but then it's back again the next time I start it. I use the parking brake almost every day. It's completely released, I've double and triple checked. Help?!!
update: Had my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee towed to the dealer yesterday. Verdict: Brake Booster seal failure allowing the master cylinder to dump brake fluid into the booster creating poor brake performance, a very dangerous situation. They are ordering a new brake booster and putting me in a rental; could be anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks to get the part. :grrr:
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

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No. Has not come on since last camping trip in August. It only happened when I had my camper hooked up to truck in tow mode. Forgot to ask service manager at dealership when I had recalls done.
Did you ever go any further with this? I've towed my cargo trailer a few times in the last month and the light has came on for me. Never comes on when driving w/o towing. Weird.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:02 PM
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Did you ever go any further with this? I've towed my cargo trailer a few times in the last month and the light has came on for me. Never comes on when driving w/o towing. Weird.
No I have not gone any further with it. Reading some of the replies it could be related to brake booster which has been recalled. Took mine in for recall and I only needed the shield over booster installed. Has not come on since last time I towed camper but there is another recall my truck has to go in for. Will address brake light to service manager when it goes in.
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Re: Emergency Brake Light just comes on?

Mine started doing it ever since the booster recall was done. Brakes work fine and fluid and pads are good. It seems every time they mess with something it creates a new problem. Time to go back to the shop again.
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