Brake Master Cylinder

What is a Brake Master Cylinder?

The Brake Master Cylinder is part of the car braking system system. We have 4 associated problem symptoms connected to it.

What problems can be caused by this part?

Brake pedal response is very soft

It feels like you have to press the brakes all the way in to make the car stop, they 'bite' at a much lower point than they used to and it sometimes feels like the car won't stop.

Brake warning light shows on the dashboard

The brake warning light has appeared on the dashboard and doesn't go out when the other lights do after starting the car up.

Brake fluid levels are too low

Looking at the level of fluid in the reservoir it appears to be below the level that it should/used to be.

Brakes do not come on smoothly

When pressing the brake pedal the brakes don't apply in a smooth way, they seem to come on all of a sudden and are more bumpy than they used to be.

We have 11 owner problems that mention the Brake Master Cylinder