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ABOUT REAR PEDESTRIAN ALERT

If your vehicle has this available feature, when you’re in Reverse, Rear Pedestrian Alert can alert you to detected pedestrians directly behind your vehicle. It has limited nighttime and low visibility performance.  


HOW IT WORKS

The Rear Pedestrian Alert feature uses the Rear Vision Camera to monitor the area behind the vehicle for pedestrians.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FEATURE DETECTS A PEDESTRIAN

When a nearby pedestrian is detected behind your vehicle, you’ll receive the following alerts:

  • A flashing amber Pedestrian icon will appear in the Rear Vision Camera screen. The icon looks like a person inside a caution triangle.
Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • A short series of repeating low-pitched beeps will sound from the rear speakers or, if equipped, two Safety Alert Seat vibrations will be issued from both sides of the driver’s seat (depending on your Alert Type menu option).
  • You may also see alerts for park assist features like Rear Park Assist (if equipped) at the same time as Rear Pedestrian Alert.  

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A PEDESTRIAN IS VERY CLOSE:

If the pedestrian is very close to the rear of your vehicle:

  • A flashing red Pedestrian icon will appear in the Rear Vision Camera screen. The icon looks like a person inside a caution triangle.
Rear Pedestrian Alert
  • A longer series of repeating low-pitched beeps will sound from the rear speakers or, if equipped, seven Safety Alert Seat vibrations will be issued from both sides of the driver’s seat (depending on your Alert Type menu option).
  • You may also see alerts for park assist features like Rear Park Assist (if equipped) at the same time as Rear Pedestrian Alert.

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN USING REAR PEDESTRIAN ALERT

  • You should always look all around the vehicle and check your Rear Vision Camera display before backing up.
  • Rear Pedestrian Alert does NOT automatically brake your vehicle. It is an alert system only. Always be ready to quickly take action to prevent collisions.
  • Rear Pedestrian Alert may not detect all pedestrians in all situations. Examples of its limitations include: 
    • Rear Pedestrian Alert may not detect children.
    • Rear Pedestrian Alert may not detect when the pedestrian is not directly behind your vehicle, is not fully visible, is not standing upright or is part of a group.
    • Rear Pedestrian Alert may have limited performance in poor visibility conditions, including nighttime, fog, rain or snow, or if the Rear Vision Camera is blocked by dirt, snow or ice. Keep the Rear Vision Camera lens clean.
    • Carefully read your Owner’s Manual for system limitations. Check the “Driver Assistance Systems” section of the Owner’s Manual for a diagram that shows the location of the feature’s camera and how to clean it.
  • You can turn Rear Pedestrian Alert off through the Settings menu on your vehicle’s infotainment system.

Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.


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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.