Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Checking brake fluidDO−IT−YOURSELF MAINTENANCE / Engine and Chassis / Checking brake fluid
To check the fluid level, simply look atthe see−through reservoir. The levelshould be between the “MAX” and“MIN” lines on the reservoir.
It is normal for the brake fluid level to godown slightly as the brake pads wear orwhen the fluid level in the accumulator ishigh.
If the level is low, take your vehicle toa Toyota dealer as soon as possible. Donot drive if the red brake system warninglight is on. Call a Toyota dealer forassistance.
If the fluid level goes down soon afteryour vehicle is serviced, it may indicatea serious mechanical problem.
Brake fluid can harm your hands oreyes. If fluid gets on your hands orin your eyes, flush the affected areawith clean water immediately. If youstill feel uncomfortable with yourhands or eyes, go to the doctor.
If you spill some of the fluid, be sureto wipe it off to prevent it from damagingthe parts or paintwork.