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ABOUT FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST

Available Front and Rear Park Assist can provide distance alerts to nearby detected objects in front of or behind your vehicle to help you park and avoid collisions at low speeds.


FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST CAN HELP WARN YOU TO HELP AVOID COLLISIONS DURING LOW-SPEED PARKING

Front and Rear Park Assist uses multiple ultrasonic sensors located on your front and rear bumpers.

When you’re driving at low speeds, the sensors may detect objects up to 8 feet behind your vehicle and up to 4 feet in front of your vehicle.

You can turn this feature ON and OFF using the Rear Park Assist System control or, in some vehicles, through the vehicle Settings menu.

WHEN YOU GET CLOSER TO AN OBJECT, YOU HEAR DIFFERENT ALERTS

When an object is detected, you'll hear low-pitched beeps or, if your vehicle is equipped with the Safety Alert Seat, you'll feel pulses on both sides of the seat. The closer your vehicle is to a detected object, you'll hear more beeps or feel more Safety Alert Seat pulses.

When an object is within 2 feet of your rear bumper, you’ll hear five repeating low-pitched beeps from your rear speakers, or if your vehicle is equipped with the Safety Alert Seat, it pulses five times on both sides.

When an object is within 1 foot of your front or rear bumper, you’ll hear a continuous low-pitched tone, or if your vehicle is equipped with the Safety Alert Seat, the seat will pulse five times on both sides.

FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST ALSO SHOWS ALERTS ON YOUR INFOTAINMENT DISPLAY

As your vehicle gets closer to a detected object behind you, you will also see caution triangles that change from yellow to amber to red on the Rear Vision Camera display.

On some vehicles, the Park Assist display will also display guidelines that show you the path of your vehicle. On these vehicles, you will only receive alerts of detected objects in your vehicle's path.

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN USING FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST

Front and Rear Park Assist is not designed to detect all children, pedestrians, bicyclists, animals or objects below the bumper.

You should remember to always check the area around the vehicle before backing up and make sure the ultrasonic Park Assist sensors are clean as well. Locations of these sensors vary by vehicle, so consult your vehicle Owner’s Manual to see where they’re located. They look like small circular indentations on the front and rear bumpers.




Q&As

Will Front and Rear Park Assist prevent me from striking pedestrians, including small children?

No. Front and Rear Park Assist isn’t designed to detect children or adults. You should always check for the presence of small children or pedestrians behind and in front of your vehicle before shifting into REVERSE or FORWARD gear. 

Will Front and Rear Park Assist stop my vehicle if I get too close to an object?

No. Front and Rear Park Assist won’t stop or slow down your vehicle. It doesn’t engage your vehicle’s throttle or braking. It is an alert system only.

Will Front and Rear Park Assist automatically park my vehicle?

No. It’s not designed to park a vehicle, although it can help you judge distance from another vehicle when you’re pulling forward or backing into a parking space.

What can affect the ability of Front and Rear Park Assist to perform properly?

Blocked sensors won’t detect objects and can also cause false detections. Keep your Park Assist sensors clear. While their locations differ depending on the vehicle, in most cases you can find them around your front and rear bumpers.


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