Brake lights sticking on
Iíve only had the 159 for 3 weeks and I am delighted with the style and performance of the 2.4 diesel (though less impressed with the regular regens and lousy MPG). However, I seem to have a problem with an overly sensitive brake pedal. I only have to breathe on the damn thing and I see the high level brake light on. Sometimes I can see it flickering on when on a straight, flat stretch of while my feet are nowhere near the pedal (quite scary for those behind, Iím sure). The problem seems to be worst when braking and turning left at an island or a junction. The light sticks on long after Iíve lifted off the brake and pushed the accelerator. This doesnít seem to happen as much on right hand bends. I thought at first that the steering column was somehow interfering with the braking system (or at least the wiring) in some way.
Iíve read elsewhere in the forums about sticking pivot pins, but this is a 57 plate 29,000 miler, so surely this would have come to light earlier? Do you think a squirt of WD40 to the brake lever joints on the pedal mechanism would help or should I go for a garage check?
I didnít get this from a dealer, by the way, just a used car lot with no garage facilities, but I did get a warranty with it.
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