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.
When the system detects an object close to the side of your vehicle, an audible warning sounds. As the object comes closer to the side of your vehicle, the rate of the audible warning increases. The rate of the audible warning varies depending on whether the obstacle is inside or outside of the driving path of your vehicle.
Obstacle Distance Indicator
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The system provides obstacle distance indication through the display screen.
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 and visual distance indication when your vehicle is moving and obstacles are detected within 6 in (15 cm), or when obstacles are detected within 6–24 in (15–60 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 indication when your vehicle is moving at 7 mph (12 km/h) or below and obstacles are detected within 6 in (15 cm), or when obstacles are detected within 6–24 in (15–60 cm) and are inside the driving path of your vehicle. When you stop your vehicle the audible warning stops after 2 seconds and the visual distance indication stops after 4 seconds.
Note:   If the obstacle remains within 12 in (30 cm) visual distance indication remains on.
If the transmission is in neutral (N), the side sensing system only provides visual distance indication when your vehicle is moving at 7 mph (12 km/h) or below, for example when moving on a slope, and obstacles are detected within 6 in (15 cm). When you stop your vehicle the visual distance 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 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.