C0281 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

C0281 – EBCM Detects Open Or Shorted Brake Switch Or Circuit


C0281 Possible Symptoms


Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON,Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


C0281 Possible Causes


Faulty Brake Light Switch,Brake Light Switch harness is open or shorted,Brake Light Switch circuit poor electrical connection


C0281 Description


The stop lamp switch signal informs the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) when the brake pedal is pressed. The EBCM detects an open or shorted brake switch or brake switch circuit.