Do not use the cross traffic alert system as a replacement for using the interior and exterior mirrors or looking over your shoulder before reversing out of a parking space. The cross traffic alert system is not a replacement for careful driving.
The system may not operate properly during severe weather conditions, for example snow, ice, heavy rain and spray. Always drive with due care and attention. Failure to take care may result in a crash.
The system is designed to alert you of vehicles approaching from the sides when you shift into reverse (R).
Using the Cross Traffic Alert System
The system is designed to detect vehicles that approach with a speed up to
37 mph (60 km/h). Coverage decreases when the sensors are partially, mostly or fully obstructed. Slowly reversing helps increase the coverage area and effectiveness.
The system turns on when you start the engine and you shift into reverse (R). The system turns off when you shift out of reverse (R).
The sensor on the left-hand side is only partially obstructed and zone coverage on the right-hand side is maximized.
Zone coverage also decreases when parking at narrow angles. The sensor on the left-hand side is mostly obstructed and zone coverage on that side is severely reduced.
System Lights, Messages and Audible Alerts
When the system detects a vehicle, an indicator illuminates in the exterior mirror on the side the approaching vehicle is coming from. A tone sounds and a message appears in the information display.
In exceptional conditions, the system could alert you even when there is nothing in the detection zone, for example a vehicle passing in the distance.
The sensors are behind the rear bumper on both sides of your vehicle.
Keep the sensors free from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt.
Do not cover the sensors with bumper stickers, repair compound or other objects.
Blocked sensors could affect system performance.
If the sensors are blocked, a message may appear in the information display when you shift into reverse (R). See Information Messages.
The system may not correctly operate when any of the following occur:
- The sensors are blocked.
- Adjacently parked vehicles or objects are obstructing the sensors.
- Vehicles approach at speeds greater than
37 mph (60 km/h).
- The vehicle speed is greater than
7 mph (12 km/h).
- You reverse out of an angled parking space.
If the system detects a fault a message displays. See General Information.
Switching the System Off and On
You can temporarily switch the system off using the information display. See General Information.
When you switch system off, a message displays.See Information Messages.
The system turns on each time you switch the ignition on and you shift into reverse (R). If you temporarily switch the system off, it turns on the next time you switch the ignition on.
The system may not correctly operate when towing a trailer. For vehicles with a trailer tow module and tow bar approved by us, the system turns off when you attach a trailer. For vehicles with an aftermarket trailer tow module or tow bar, we recommend that you switch the system off when you attach a trailer.
To permanently switch the system off, contact an authorized dealer.