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My red 'BRAKE' and yellow 'ABS' lights came on today (parking brake not on). Manual sez don't drive it, so I had it towed to the dealer. Awaiting diagnosis, will post it here if interesting. Any ideas? BTW, Toyota's roadside assistance is only good for $100 of the towing charge......
 

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I've sort of been waiting for something like this. How old is your car and how many miles on it. The brake system is an electric hydraulic pump for pressure, a small accumulator to store same and a master cylinder. I find no mention anywhere of a secondary system except for engine braking. I have this system on my 87 Cadillac Allante and if any single component fails the Cadillac has approximately eight brake applications before "Zero" braking. No secondary system. Just the note "when you see the Red Brake Warning Light, pull to the side of road and call for tow to nearest dealer."
 
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