Question about 2011 Honda Insight 1.3

1 Answer

My 2011 Insight is not starting. Message for checking brake system shows. Brake fluid is below maximum but not to minimum level. Can I try to start it by jumping the battery to get it to servicing?

Battery was new about 50,000 miles ago. Car has 112,000 miles. No previous problems with starting; no cranking with turning ignition.

Posted by Anonymous on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

  • Expert
  • 69 Answers

The most likely is a dead battery it will have enough charge to show the dash lights you mentioned but not enough to crank it.Another possibility could be connection to starter motor loose. Also check the leads to the battery are tight.Yes you can try a jump start .Also starter relay may be faulty.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

Testimonial: "Thanks, you were spot on, Michael! I changed the battery and have wheels again."

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2016

    OK. Battery connections are tight. I assume if it doesn't jump start that starter or its connections are faulty. Also assume that braking system problem would not prevent start. Also that if Check Brake System light is not on with a start that brake system is okay.



1 Suggested Answer



Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Brakefluid indicator light on dash is on in a 2007 chevy trailblazer

Tilt the bonnet and to the brakes master cylinder reservoir and check the brake fluid level if is on maximum or minimum level. If it is on minimum or between,check for any leakage from the wheels,or the brakes are worn.

Nov 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i reset check brakes

Pad removal procedure
Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding.
If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
Remove the caliper from the mounting bracket and support the caliper. Notice: Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from it's mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak. DO NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper.
Remove the brake pads from the brake caliper bracket.
Remove the brake pad retainers from the brake caliper bracket.

Installation Procedure

Important: Use denatured alcohol to clean the outside surface of caliper boot before installing new brake pads.

Use a C-clamp in order to compress the piston to the bottom of the caliper bore. Use the old brake pad, a metal plate or a wooden block across the face of the piston in order to protect the piston and the caliper boot. Important: Use a small flat-bladed tool and lift the inner edge caliper boot next to the piston to release any trapped air.
Ensure that the piston boot is below the level of the piston face.


Custom Wheels For Honda

Jun 14, 2012 | 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

I am going to have my timing belt changed on my 2007 Hyundai Accent. What fluids should be changed at the same time? Thank you

Your owner's manual contains a section for maintenance & safety checks. Depending on your vehicle's maintenance history, you may not have to change any fluids at this time. As a rule of thumb, every 30,000 miles you should change trans fluid/lube and cooling system flush every 2 years. Brake & power steering fluid need only be checked for minimum level and inspect system components if fluid levels are below minimum.

Sep 06, 2011 | 2007 Hyundai Accent GS Hatchback

1 Answer

Light staying on - next to check engine light - it is an exclamation point surrounded by what look like parentheses.

Check your brake fluid level - this light comes on when the brake fluid level has dropped below the minimum level. Usually its because of a leak in the seals of the brake cylinder. Look for oily substance at the inner side of the 4 rims.

Also brake pads can be worn down below the minimum causing brake fluid level to drop below the minimum level.

In any case - make sure the cause of the warning light is known before driving any further.

Jun 30, 2011 | Toyota Sienna Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Need to know where to check my brake fluid at under the hood

The brake fluid reservior is located on the driver side, toward the back of the car. Look for a white or light yellowish colored plastic tub with a black cap on top. There are some marks on the side showing a minimum and maximum fill level. Make sure to use the correct fluid for your car, and do not use the brake pedal with the cap off.

Mar 11, 2011 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

A light like a small light bulb light up when the brakes are push

a warning light like that is normally one of 3 things. all fairly easy to sort out,
blown bulb on brake lights. check and replace bulbs as needed.

low brake fluid level in reservour. check fluid in reservour is up to the maximum mark/line and fill if needed.

the brake pads have worn down to the minimum thickness and need changing.

Feb 21, 2011 | Hyundai XG350 Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

The dashboard parking brake light comes on while driving and I have checked to make sure the brake has been fully released. What could be the problem?? It doesn't stay on, it comes on and off.

Look at fluid level, some systems invoke the parking light for low fluid. I presume to confuse you. I think the thinking works like this: When you have full new brakes and full M/C by the time the M/C fluid gets consumes by prake pad consumption, the light goes off. If you replaced the front pads, the fluid gets pushed back into the M/C resovoir, and the light goes out. Bet that you are pretty close to needing pads, presuming no leaks or other issues.

Oct 07, 2010 | Ford Excursion Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Hi there, my car is 2002 fiat punto. when i hit the brake, there is a light sign coming on the dash board, which is a shape of light ball with a exclamatory mark in the middle, just wonder what problem is...

As per the manual this problem of Red circle with exclamation mark on car dash board belongs to problem in brake system.this is the indication to check the brake system. In the Fiat punto cars service manual it says as follows:-- Malfunction of the brake system.
Check break fluid, if that's not the problem
visit the dealer.
When it come up together with ABS light the ABS system needs to be checked.
--------------- Most probably this problem is due to low brake fluid.BUT if the problem is same after filling the brake fluid then the brake system wiring needs to be checked.its wiring's are getting short somewhere. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

May 19, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

92 nissan maxima-brake light on dashboard

newmomtobaby: the brake light coming on is probably from the fluid level in the brake master cylinder being below minimum level. It has a sensor, which is actually a float which senses the level in the master cylinder. Once it drops to a predetermined point, it will make the light come on.
If you look in the engine compartment on the driver's side close to the fire wall, you will see a plastic reservoir usually with a black cap. On the side of the reservoir you will see the words minimum and maximum or just min and max, with lines near them.
If you remove the cap, (some unscrew counter clockwise) others you just rotate 90 degrees counter clockwise and lift the cap off.
Get "DOT 3" brake fluid and pour it into the reservoir until it reaches the maximum line.
Caution: if you spill brake fluid on the paint, water will neutralize the fluid so it won't attack the paint!
Another thing which can cause the light to come on, is the parking brake not being in a fully released position.
The last item is a proportioning valve in the braking system, IF the car doesn't have ABS.
Hopefully I have answered your question.
You should get you brakes inspected for wear. As the pads wear, the fluid level will drop in the master cylinder because it is displacing the material worn off from the pads.
Many people don't use their parking brakes consequently the parking brake will become ineffective.
Good luck.
let me know how I did if I resolver your problem.

Apr 08, 2009 | 1992 Nissan Maxima

3 Answers

I.P Brake light is staying on.. what does this mean


Offhand, the brake light warning on most dashboards would indicate that the hand/emergency brake is engaged. If even when the hand/emergency brake is disengaged or is in normal position and the light is still lit, it could indicate that:
  • the brake fluid in the reservoir is below minimum level;
  • and possibly the brake shoes/pads need replacement.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 22, 2008 | 2001 Mercury Sable

Not finding what you are looking for?
2011 Honda Insight 1.3 Logo

Related Topics:

353 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides