The side sensing system uses the front and rear side sensors to detect and map obstacles within the vehicle's driving path, located near 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.
When the system detects an object close to the side of your vehicle, an audible warning sounds. As your vehicle moves closer to obstacles within the driving path of your vehicle, the rate of the audible warning increases.
Obstacle Distance Indicator
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The system provides obstacle distance indication through the information display.
As the distance to the obstacle decreases, the indicator blocks illuminate and move toward the vehicle icon. If there is no obstacle detected, the distance indicator blocks show greyed out.
When you shift to reverse (R), the side sensing system provides audible warnings when your vehicle is moving and obstacles are detected within 24 in (60 cm) and are inside the driving path of your vehicle. When you stop your vehicle the audible warning stops after two seconds.
Note:   Visual distance indication remains on when the transmission is 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 distance warnings when your vehicle is moving below a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h) and obstacles are detected within 24 in (60 cm) and are inside the driving path of your vehicle. Once your vehicle reaches a standstill condition, the audible warning stops after two seconds and visual indication stops after four seconds.
If the transmission is in neutral (N), the side sensing system provides visual distance indication only when your vehicle is moving below a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h) and there is a front or rear parking aid obstacle detected, and the side obstacle is within 24 in (60 cm) from the side of your vehicle. When you stop your vehicle the visual distance indication stops after four seconds.
If the side sensing system is not available, the side distance indicator blocks do not appear.
The side sensing system is not available under the following condition:
  • If you switch the traction control system off.
The side sensing system may not be available until you have driven approximately the length of your vehicle in order for the system to reinitialize if:
  • You switch the ignition on, off and back on.
  • Your vehicle remains stationary for over two minutes.
  • The anti-lock brake system is activated.
  • The traction control system is activated.
  • When the steering wheel angle information is not available, the side sensing system is not available. The vehicle must be driven at least 492 ft (150 m) above 19 mph (30 km/h) to recover the steering wheel angle information.