Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Parking Aids / Rear Parking Aid

(If Equipped)

What is the Rear Parking Aid

Rear parking sensors detect objects behind your vehicle when in reverse (R).

Rear Parking Aid Limitations

There is a decreased coverage area at the outer corners.

When using a programmed MyKey, you cannot switch the rear parking aid off.

The rear parking aid sensors are active when your vehicle is in reverse (R) and the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h).

The sensor coverage area is up to 71 in (180 cm) from the rear bumper.

The rear parking aid detects large objects when you shift into reverse (R) and any of the following occur:

  • Your vehicle is moving backward at a low speed.
  • Your vehicle is stationary but an object is approaching the rear of your vehicle at a low speed.
  • Your vehicle is moving backward at a low speed and an object is moving towards your vehicle, for example another vehicle at a low speed.

Locating the Rear Parking Aid Sensors

Ford Escape. Rear Parking Aid

The rear parking aid sensors are in the rear bumper.

Rear Parking Aid Audible Warnings

A warning tone sounds when your vehicle approaches an object. As your vehicle moves closer to an object, the rate of the tone increases. The warning tone continuously sounds when an object is 12 in (30 cm) or less from the rear bumper.

If your vehicle remains stationary for a few seconds, the audible warning turns off. If your vehicle moves backward the tone sounds again.

Note: When the parking aid system sounds a tone, the audio system could reduce the set volume.

    Parking Aid Precautions

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