The side sensing system uses the front and rear side sensors to detect and map obstacles that are near to the sides of your vehicle. The side sensors are active when the transmission is in any position other than park (P).
Note:  Obstacles that enter the side detection area without being detected and mapped by the front or rear side sensors will not be detected.
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Coverage area is up to 24 in (60 cm) from the sides of your vehicle.
As your vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the rate of the audible warning increases. The rate of the audible warning varies depending on whether the obstacle is inside or outside the driving path of your vehicle.
Additionally, the system provides obstacle distance indication through the center stack display (if equipped).
  • As the distance to the obstacle decreases (obstacle becomes closer), the indicator blocks illuminate and move towards the vehicle icon.
  • If there is no obstacle detected, the distance indicator blocks show grayed out.
Obstacle Distance Indicator
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When you shift to reverse (R), the side sensing system provides audible warnings when your vehicle is moving and obstacles are detected within 12 in (30 cm) or when obstacles are detected within 12–24 in (30–60 cm) and are inside the driving path of your vehicle. Once your vehicle reaches a standstill condition, the audible warning stops after 2 seconds. Visual indication is always present in reverse (R).
When you shift to drive (D) or any other forward gear, for example, low (L), sport (S) or any forward gear in manual transmission, the side sensing system provides audible and visual warnings when your vehicle is moving below a speed of 7 mph (12 km/h) and obstacles are detected within 12 in (30 cm) or when obstacles are detected within 12–24 in (30–60 cm) and are inside the driving path of your vehicle. Once your vehicle reaches a standstill condition, the audible warning stops after 2 seconds and visual indication stops after 4 seconds. If the obstacles detected are within 12 in (30 cm), the visual indication remains on.
If the transmission is in neutral (N), the side sensing system provides visual indication (not audible) only when your vehicle is moving below a speed of 7 mph (12 km/h) and obstacles are detected within 12 in (30 cm). Once your vehicle reaches a standstill condition, the visual indication stops after 4 seconds.
If the side sensing system is not available, the side distance indicator blocks will not be present.
The side sensing system is not available under the following conditions:
  • If you switch the traction control system off.
  • After a key cycle, side sensing is not available until your vehicle travels the length of your vehicle in order for the system to initialize.
  • If your vehicle is in a standstill condition for over 2 minutes, side sensing is not available until your vehicle travels the length of your vehicle in order for the system to reinitialize.
  • During an ABS or traction control event, side sensing disables and is not available until your vehicle travels the length of your vehicle in order for the system to reinitialize.