When I turn heavy or accelerate hard in my Skoda Fabia the handbrake light flashes approximately 5 times and beeps exactly 3 times.

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The brake fluid was running low, during heavy acceleration or turning the fluid will roll away from the sensor, which created the warning.

I topped up with DOT4 brake fluid and the problem has been resolved.

Do not shake the Brake fluid you do not want bubbles dispersed in you brake fluid.

  • 1 more day, till I can. Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 13:53
  • I had the same issue (leaking rare pipes), Note that the beep is distinct (louder and high pitch) from the normal beeps like belt, handbrake etc.
    – Aus
    Commented Nov 25, 2016 at 20:58

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