WARNING   WARNING:  To help avoid personal injury, please read and understand the limitations of the system as contained in this section. Sensing is only an aid for some (generally large and fixed) objects when moving in reverse on a flat surface at parking speeds. Traffic control systems, inclement weather, air brakes, and external motors and fans may also affect the function of the sensing system; this may include reduced performance or a false activation.
WARNING   WARNING:  To help avoid personal injury, always use caution when in R (Reverse) and when using the sensing system.
WARNING   WARNING:  This system is not designed to prevent contact with small or moving objects. The system is designed to provide a warning to assist the driver in detecting large stationary objects to avoid damaging the vehicle. The system may not detect smaller objects, particularly those close to the ground.
WARNING   WARNING:  Certain add-on devices such as large trailer hitches, bike or surfboard racks and any device that may block the normal detection zone of the system, may create false beeps.

Note:   Keep the sensors, located on the bumper or fascia, free from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt. If the sensors are covered, the system’s accuracy can be affected. Do not clean the sensors with sharp objects.
Note:   If your vehicle sustains damage to the bumper or fascia, leaving it misaligned or bent, the sensing zone may be altered causing inaccurate measurement of obstacles or false alarms.
Note:   If your vehicle is equipped with MyKey®, it is possible to prevent turning the sensing system off.   See   MyKey™
The sensing system warns the driver of obstacles within a certain range of the bumper area. The system turns on automatically whenever the ignition is switched on.
When receiving a detection warning, the radio volume is reduced to a predetermined level. After the warning goes away, the radio volume returns to the previous level.
Rear Sensing System
The rear sensors are only active when the transmission is in R (Reverse). As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the rate of the audible warning increases. When the obstacle is fewer than 12 inches (30 centimeters) away, the warning sounds continuously. If a stationary or receding object is detected farther than 12 inches (30 centimeters) from the side of the vehicle, the tone sounds for only three seconds. Once the system detects an object approaching, the warning sounds again.
Rear Parking Sensors
ACoverage area of up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) from the rear bumper. There is decreased coverage area at the outer corners of the bumper.
The system detects certain objects while the transmission is in R (Reverse):
  • and moving toward a stationary object at a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h) or less
  • but not moving, and a moving object is approaching the rear of the vehicle at a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h) or less
The system can be switched off through the information display. If a fault is present in the system, a warning message appears in the information display and does not allow the driver to switch the faulted system on.
Front Sensing System
The front sensors are active when the gearshift is in any position other than P (Park) or N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is below 6 mph (10 km/h).
Parking Aid - Front and Rear Sensing System
ACoverage area of up to 27 inches (70 centimeters) from the front of the vehicle and about 14 inches (35 centimeters) to the side of the front end of the vehicle. Refer to the reverse sensing section for details on coverage area.
The system sounds an audible warning when obstacles are near either bumper in the following manner:
  • Objects detected by the front sensors are indicated by a high-pitched tone from the front radio speakers.
  • Objects detected by the rear sensors are indicated by a lower pitched tone from the rear radio speakers.
  • The sensing system reports the obstacle which is closest to the front or rear of the vehicle. For example, if an obstacle is 24 inches (60 centimeters) from the front of the vehicle and, at the same time, an obstacle is only 16 inches (40 centimeters) from the rear of the vehicle, the lower pitched tone sounds.
  • An alternating warning sounds from the front and rear if there are objects at both bumpers that are closer than 10 inches (25 centimeters).
For specific information on the reverse sensing portion of the system, refer to that section.
Parking Aid Button
Press the button to switch the system off. It will remain off for the entire ignition cycle. The system can also be switched off through the information display.