What Is Forward Emergency Braking System?
Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) system, now known as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, is a safety feature that assists you in preventing the risk of a forward collision. In some car makes, it is also called Collision Mitigation Braking or Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.
The system uses a radar sensor to detect objects or vehicles in front of your vehicle.
The FEB system works when you drive at speeds above 3 mph. In the event of an imminent collision, the FEB system will provide a warning to the driver, such as an audible alert or visual display on the dashboard.
If the driver fails to respond to the warning, the system will automatically apply the brakes to slow down or stop the vehicle.
What Does the Forward Emergency Braking System Warning Light Mean?
When you turn the ignition on, the FEB system performs a self-test, triggering the light to come on. The light then goes off once the engine is started.
Also, if you have turned the FEB system off on the vehicle information display, the warning light will illuminate to remind you that the system is disabled.
However, when the system is on but the warning light flashes, it indicates that the system has malfunctioned. In this case, you should have your car inspected to identify and resolve any issues.
Why Is the Forward Emergency Braking System Warning Light Always On?
The following are some common causes of the flashing FEB warning light.
How to Reset the Forward Emergency Braking System Warning Light
You can quickly turn on/off the FEB warning light by setting on the vehicle information display. Here’s how you can do that:
- Go to “Settings” of the vehicle information display.
- Select “Driver Assistance” → “Driving Aids” → “Emergency Brake”
- Select the “Front” option to reset the system.
Note: When the engine restarts, the AEB system automatically turns on.
Understanding the Forward Emergency Braking warning light is crucial for your safety on the road. By knowing its common causes and how to fix them, you can ensure your FEB system is functioning properly.