ABOUT REVERSE AUTOMATIC BRAKING
Available Reverse Automatic Braking† can help avoid or reduce the severity of backing collisions with certain objects it detects directly behind you when you’re in REVERSE. It provides alerts and can even automatically provide hard emergency braking if you have not already begun hard braking.
HOW IT WORKS
- Reverse Automatic Braking uses rear-looking radar and ultrasonic sensors that can detect objects directly behind the vehicle when in REVERSE. It also uses Intelligent Brake Assist, which can provide a boost to driver-initiated braking when a Reverse Emergency Braking situation is detected.
- When you’re moving in REVERSE at low speeds and in a potential collision situation with a detected object directly behind your vehicle, you’ll receive an alert that consists of two Safety Alert Seat pulses on both sides of the seat (if equipped) or a single rear beep, depending on your selected Alert Type menu option.
- If the feature detects you’re in imminent danger of colliding with a detected object, you’ll receive an alert that consists of five pulses on both sides of the Safety Alert Seat (if equipped), or repeated beeps from rear speakers may sound, depending on your selected Alert Type menu option.
- If you don’t respond quickly or the situation happens suddenly, the Reverse Automatic Braking feature is designed to automatically apply hard emergency braking or enhance your hard braking.
- On some vehicles, the brake pedal moves when automatic braking occurs.
How to Override Automatic Braking
- You can override automatic braking at any time by pressing the accelerator or by braking; if you don’t press the brake pedal soon after the stop, the Electric Parking Brake may be set, which you can release with the ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE button while pressing the brake pedal.
- Before releasing the brakes or overriding automatic braking, you should check the Rear Vision Camera display and check the area around the vehicle to make sure it is safe to proceed.
Turning Reverse Automatic Braking Off
- This feature can be turned on and off using the Parking Assist switch. If you turn Reverse Automatic Braking off, the feature will automatically turn back on if you restart the vehicle.
- Reverse Automatic Braking will turn off automatically if it detects a trailer attached to the rear of your vehicle. If you attach a bike or other object to the rear of your vehicle, you should turn the feature off. These objects can engage automatic braking and prevent you from backing up. If you turn your vehicle off and back on again while the object is attached, you must disable the feature again before you can continue driving.
Irregular Objects Can Affect Performance
Reverse Automatic Braking may have difficulty detecting the following objects:
- Vehicles that are low to the road surface or have a small or irregular shape.
- A truck or trailer that has no cargo in the cargo bed.
- Vehicles with cargo extending from the back end.
- Objects attached to the rear of a vehicle detected behind your vehicle.
Weather Conditions Can Affect Performance
- Conditions that are associated with low visibility, such as fog, rain, snow or road spray, may limit the performance of the system.
- Water droplets from rain or snow that remain on the radar sensors may also limit the system’s ability to detect objects.
No. Reverse Automatic Braking does not detect all objects, animals or objects below the bumper. It is not designed to detect pedestrians, children or bicyclists. Always check the area around the vehicle before backing up, as well as the Rear Vision Camera screen and be prepared to apply the brakes if an object is in the vehicle’s path.
Yes, if the object is detected by the Reverse Automatic Braking system.
No. It is not designed to park a vehicle, but it may automatically activate last-second, hard emergency braking to avoid a parking collision under certain conditions.
If the radar(s) or ultrasonic sensors are obstructed in any way or not properly cleaned, the system might not perform as expected. Check your Owner’s Manual for more information on cleaning the sensor system and the locations of the sensors.
Reverse Automatic Braking can be triggered by approaching a trailer while hitching. Before hitching a trailer, it is recommended you disable the feature using the Parking Assist switch or through the vehicle personalization menu.
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.
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