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Ford Escape 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Cross Traffic Alert / Cross Traffic Alert Precautions. Cross Traffic Alert Limitations. Switching Cross Traffic Alert On and Off

Ford Escape: Cross Traffic Alert / Cross Traffic Alert Precautions. Cross Traffic Alert Limitations. Switching Cross Traffic Alert On and Off

Cross Traffic Alert Precautions

WARNING: Do not use the cross traffic alert system as a replacement for using the interior and exterior mirrors or looking over your shoulder before reversing out of a parking space. The cross traffic alert system is not a replacement for careful driving.

WARNING: The system may not operate properly during severe weather conditions, for example snow, ice, heavy rain and spray. Always drive with due care and attention. Failure to take care may result in a crash.

Cross Traffic Alert Limitations

Cross Traffic Alert may not correctly operate when any of the following occur:

  • Something is blocking the sensors.
  • Adjacently parked vehicles or objects are obstructing the sensors.
  • Vehicles approach at speeds less than 4 mph (6 km/h) or greater than 37 mph (60 km/h).
  • Your vehicle speed is greater than 7 mph (12 km/h).
  • You reverse out of an angled parking space.

Switching Cross Traffic Alert On and Off

To switch cross traffic alert on or off use the touchscreen.

  1. Press Settings on the touchscreen.
  2. Press Driver Assistance.
  3. Switch Cross Traffic Alert on or off.

Note: The system switches on every time you switch the ignition on. To permanently switch the system off, contact an authorized dealer.

    How Does Cross Traffic Alert Work

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