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'Rear brake failure' flashing on the screen, yet the brake & indicator lights are working.

I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its flashing on the screen 'rear brake failure'. I've checked that brake & indicator lights are working. It didn't have the operating manual when we bought it, so its difficult to look any little problems up.

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Rear brake failure means something to do with the brake system not the lights

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