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Why is My Car's Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light On?

Why is My Car's Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light On?

Hybrid vehicles are great options for both fuel efficiency and the health of our environment. Believe it or not, a lot of hybrid and electric vehicles actually perform at higher standards than regular gas powered vehicles, all while reducing total emissions. These hybrid systems are very complex and rely on the electrical components of your vehicle to continue running, which is why these vehicles do require specially trained technicians for proper service.  So, how does a hybrid vehicle work exactly? The main difference between a hybrid and standard gas vehicle is that while a hybrid car is running, the engine components shut down periodically and allow the battery to power the vehicle. This is done through regenerative braking, which takes the energy produced by the brakes to recharge your vehicle's battery on the road.  If you own a hybrid vehicle, be on the look out for the Hybrid Drive System Malfunction Warning Light, seen in the image above. What this signifies is ... read more

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