Subaru Forester: Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system operation / After the vehicle is stopped by the system

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  1. RAB OFF indicator

After the brake pedal is depressed, the RAB OFF indicator will illuminate and the system will temporarily stop operating. The RAB OFF indicator will turn off when the select lever is shifted to a position other than the “R” position.

The system will operate again the next time the select lever is shifted to “R” position.

In circumstances such as the following, the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system automatically stops operating and the RAB OFF indicator illuminates.

  • There is ice, snow, mud, or other substance on the sonar sensors.
  • The select lever was shifted to “R” when there is an obstacle located close to the rear bumper.
  • A sound with a frequency close to that of the sonar used by the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system was detected.
  • NOTE
  • In the following cases, after the vehicle has been stopped by the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system, brake control is released and the electronic parking brake operates. For details about releasing the parking brake, refer to “Electronic parking brake”.
    • When 2 minutes pass after the vehicle is stopped.
    • When any door is opened.
    • When the EyeSight system malfunctions.
    • When the Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB) system stops temporarily.
  • The message/warning message will not display for approximately 8 seconds after turning the ignition switch to the “ON” position.

    Obstacle detected and alert level


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