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Operating principle

Ultrasonic detectors, installed in the rear bumper (depending on the vehicle), measure the distance between the vehicle and an obstacle whilst reversing.

This measurement is indicated by beeps which become more frequent the closer you come to the obstacle, until they become a continuous beep when the vehicle is approximately 30 centimetres from the obstacle.

When reverse gear is selected, most objects which are less than approximately 1.20 metres from the rear of the vehicle are detected, a beep sounds and, depending on the vehicle, the display 1 shows the area around the vehicle.

The parking distance control system does not take into account towing and load carrying systems etc.

Note: make sure that the ultrasonic sensors are not obscured (by dirt, mud, snow, etc.).

This function is an additional aid that indicates the distance between the vehicle and an obstacle whilst reversing, using sound signals.

Under no circumstances should it replace the driver’s care or responsibility whilst reversing.

The driver should always be ready for sudden incidents while driving: always ensure that there are no small, narrow moving obstacles (such as a child, animal, pushchair, bicycle, stone, post, etc.) in the blind spot when manoeuvring.

An impact to the underside of the vehicle while manoeuvring (e.g. striking a post, raised kerb or other street furniture) may result in damage to the vehicle (e.g. deformation of an axle).

To avoid any risk of accident, have your vehicle checked by an approved Dealer.

Adjusting the parking distance control volume

Depending on the vehicle, certain settings can be adjusted from the multimedia screen 1. Please see the equipment instructions for further information.

Temporary deactivation of the system

Press switch 2 to deactivate the system.

The indicator light built into the switch lights up to remind you that the system is deactivated.

Pressing the switch again will reactivate the system and switch off the indicator light.

Depending on the vehicle, you can deactivate the parking distance control from the multimedia screen. Please see the equipment instructions for further information.

The system is automatically reactivated after the ignition is switched off and the engine restarted.

Prolonged deactivation of the system

You can deactivate the system permanently by pressing and holding switch 2.

The warning light built into the switch remains lit constantly.

The deactivated system can be reactivated by pressing and holding the switch again.

Operating faults

Depending on the vehicle, when the system detects an operating fault, the message “check parking distance control” appears on the instrument panel, accompanied by the warning light © and a beep lasting approximately 5 seconds. Please contact an authorised dealer.