Recuperative Brake System Indicator

Regenerative Braking IndicatorThis is the Recuperative Brake System (RBS) Indicator symbol. If this symbol is illuminated on your instrument panel, the RBS is malfunctioning. This type of system is found in Hybrid vehicles and uses the function of slowing down to generate electricity for the main Hybrid battery.

So, what going on?


In the vast majority of hybrid cars, the actual brake system is not involved. However, recuperative braking slows the vehicle and a malfunction of the system will require more use the vehicle’s brakes to come to a stop.


In vehicles where the brake system is involved,  braking performance may be affected and pedal travel may be lengthened. Any loss of brake performance presents an accident risk. Have your dealer or qualified repair shop address this as soon as possible.


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