Check Your Brake Lights: Rivian Confirms Mobile Technician Can Fix Tailgate Red Light Issue
Rivian has confirmed that the red light on the tailgate should light up when braking. This is a common issue with many vehicles, but luckily it can be easily fixed by a mobile technician.
The brake lights of most vehicles are designed to meet certain regulations. These regulations include the size and brightness of the brake lights, as well as their location. The primary left and right brake lights must be fixed, while the center brake light is usually located on the hatch or tailgate.
For example, the Toyota RAV-4 has massive taillight assemblies, but only the smallest "dot" lights up when braking. Audi and BMW both sell vehicles with lights on both fixed and moveable panels, which is allowed so long as the fixed parts meet the regulations for brightness.
However, some manufacturers may choose to design their brake lights differently than what is required by law. For instance, in the case of the RAV-4, only the outside dots light up when braking instead of the whole horizontal red light. This could be due to styling or other reasons.
In any case, if your vehicle’s brake lights are not working properly, it’s important to have them checked out by a professional. Rivian has confirmed that in this particular case, a mobile technician will be able to fix the issue.
It’s also important to note that different vehicles may have different requirements for their brake lights. It’s best to consult your owner’s manual or contact a qualified technician to make sure that your vehicle meets all safety regulations.
Overall, it’s essential to ensure that your vehicle’s brake lights are functioning properly at all times. If you notice any issues with your vehicle’s brake lights, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified technician for help. Rivian has confirmed that the red light on the tailgate should light up when braking, and a mobile technician can easily fix this issue.
When I brake, only the left and right red lights light up. Is the whole red horizontal light supposed to light up?
Yes, the whole red horizontal light should light up when braking. A mobile technician is coming to fix it.
Why do manufacturers make the tiny bits on the outside of the car light up when braking?
Regulations require that brake lights are not allowed to be on moving parts, such as the tailgate.
Can a brake light be on both fixed and moveable panels?
Yes, Audi and BMW both sell vehicles with lights on both fixed and moveable panels. However, there may be different requirements for the 3rd brake light, including the height.
What are the regulations regarding brake lights?
Regulations include spacing requirements, photo metrics, height requirements, and whether they’re considered tailamps, stop lamps, auxiliary lamps, utilizing lamps or reflectors.
Are there any vehicles with a brake light on the tailgate?
Yes, the Jeep Gladiator has a CHMSL (Center High Mount Stop Lamp) on the tailgate. The law requires it to be on the highest part of the vehicle that will be seen in whatever mode it is in.
How can I check if my brake lights are working properly?
You can check your brake lights by having someone stand behind the car while you press the brakes. If all the lights come on, then they are working properly.
What should I do if my brake lights are not working properly?
If your brake lights are not working properly, you should take your vehicle to a certified mechanic or technician to have it inspected and repaired. They will be able to diagnose and fix any issues with the brake lights.
Are there any other safety features related to brake lights?
Yes, some vehicles have a feature called “brake light flasher” which flashes the brake lights when the brakes are applied. This is designed to alert drivers behind you that you are slowing down or stopping.