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Robert, Renault Technician
Category: Renault
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Experience:  Fully qualified 19+yrs exp/self employed technician in the UK
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Intermittent fault with the braking system, stop braking

Customer Question

intermittent fault with the braking system, stop braking fault occasionally comes on then goes off
Assistant: What is the model/year of your Renault?
Customer: 2010 1.5dci tomtom
Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i haven,t tried anything yet as there seems no problems with the brakes
Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Are these the orignial brakes?
Customer: as far as i know they are the original brakes as i just got the car in jan of this year. there is roughly 60,000 miles on the clock
Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: there are no leaks from the breaking system as the reservoir is still full
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Renault
Expert:  Robert replied 7 months ago.


What model of Renault? ie:- clio? , megane??

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Grand scenic 2010 mk111 1.5 dci tomtom
Expert:  Robert replied 7 months ago.


Id still inspect the brake pads for good measure anyway..ive seen this fault appear on several Renaults..and all bascially required a brake pad change because as the pad wears, the piston on the callipers needs to travel further..and this means the level will drop slightly triggering the level sensor to send a message back thinking the brake system has a leak..which isnt the case of obviously thats one common thing to be checking..also ensure your brake lights are working..if an intermittent faulty brake light switch is going faulty then againthat trigger that have someone at the back whilst you operate the brake ensure your brakes light are "all" working...

If its not handbrake/parking brake warning then you can discount that being at fault..but they can be known well across the renault range that use electronic parking brake to suffer issues.but you would need to have it plugged in diagnostically to see if the problems associated there..but as above the first step if you havent done so already wuldbe to get the pads front checked and brake on the back too checked for wear..hope this helps