Just to be clear -- after having read a few posts in the yahoo forum you mention -- my "recal" is a follows:
Driving along, battery charge level falls (over time) to about 50%, give or take, according to the meter on the dash. At this point, the recal hits, and over 20 seconds or so, the meter drops to showing only one bar's worth of charge in the battery. I have to downshift to maintain speed on the hill as the battery assist has gone away. Oddly, the charge/assist meter can sometimes read that it is charging the battery while the battery level meter is dropping. Once the battery charge meter hits empty, then things resume as normal, and recharging takes place.
Is this the proper definition of "recal" or is there more to it? I see notes about IMA cutting out and check engine lights coming on. I see none of that, and want to be sure I am using the terms properly.
A wrinkle: on rare occasions ( 2 or 3 so far) regenerative braking isn't as effective after a recal. By that I mean that I cannot get all the "charging" lights to come on when I apply the brakes, regardless of what gear I am in, coasting down a hill, etc. If I let the car sit for a few hours, it's fine and regenerative braking works properly again. Anyone know what's up with that, and is it part of the recal or something else?
Sorry to be the newby to the forum.