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Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Driving Aids
Blind Spot Information System

Blind Spot Information System

WARNINGS

  • The system will not prevent a crash or contact with other vehicles or objects. It is designed to provide a warning to assist you in detecting vehicles in the blind spot zones. It will not detect obstacles, pedestrians, motorcyclists or cyclists.
  • Do not use the system as a replacement for using the mirrors or looking over your shoulder before changing lanes. You should only use the system as an aid. It is not a replacement for careful driving.

The system is a convenience feature that assists you in detecting vehicles that may have entered the blind spot zone (A). The detection area is on both sides of your vehicle extending rearward from the exterior mirrors to approximately 10 feet (3 meters) beyond the rear bumper. The system is designed to alert you if other vehicles enter the blind spot zone when driving.

Blind Spot Information System

Using the System

The system displays a yellow warning indicator located in the exterior mirrors. It will dim when the ambient light decreases.

Using the System

Note: Both warning indicators will illuminate briefly when you switch the ignition on to confirm that the system is operational

Note: If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, the system only operates when you move the transmission selector lever to sport, drive or neutral.

The system only operates when your vehicle exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h). The system will temporarily switch off when you select reverse gear.

System Detection and Alerts

WARNINGS

  • Do not place items such as bumper stickers in this area.
  • Repairs to these areas using body filler will affect the performance of the system.

The system is designed to trigger the alert for vehicles that enter the blind spot zone from the rear or merge from the side.

Vehicles that you pass or vehicles that enter the blind spot zone from the front, will only trigger the alert after the vehicle has remained in the blind spot zone for a short period of time.

Note: Vehicles that pass through the blind spot zone quickly (typically less than 2 seconds) will not trigger the alert.

The system consists of two radar sensors each located behind the rear wheels, hidden behind the bumpers.

Detection Limitations

Detection Limitations

There may be instances where the system will not always detect vehicles entering and exiting the blind spot zone.

Instances which may cause non-detection:

  • Debris build up on the rear bumper panels in the area of the sensors.
  • Certain maneuvering of vehicles entering and exiting the blind spot zone.
  • Vehicles passing through the blind spot zone at high speed.
  • Severe weather conditions.
  • Several vehicles passing through the blind spot zone following each other closely.

False Alerts

Note: False alerts are temporary and will self correct.

There may be certain instances when the system will alert with no vehicle present in the blind spot zone.

Circumstances where false alerts may occur:

  • Road guardrails.
  • Freeway concrete walls.
  • Construction areas.
  • Sharp turns around a building.
  • Bushes and trees.
  • Coming to a stop with a vehicle very close behind.

Switching the System Off and On

You can switch the system off and on using the information display. See Information Displays

When you switch the system off no further alerts will be received. The warning indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate. See Warning Lamps and Indicators

Note: The system status will remain the same until you manually change it.

Detection Errors

Note: The warning indicator in the exterior mirror will not illuminate.

If the system senses a fault on either sensor, the warning indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate and remain on. A message will be shown in the display to confirm the fault and indicate which sensor is affected.

Blocked Sensor

WARNINGS

  • Prior to the system recognizing a blocked condition and issuing a warning, the number of missed objects will increase.
  • The sensors may not detect vehicles in heavy rain or other conditions that cause disruptive reflections.

Note: Keep the rear bumper area surrounding the sensors free from dirt, ice and snow.

If a sensor becomes blocked the system performance may degrade. A blocked sensor message may be displayed.

The system will automatically return to normal operation after one of the following conditions have been met:

  • Two other vehicles have been detected on both sides.
  • You switch the ignition off and on.

If the sensor remains blocked after you have switched the ignition off and on, the system will detect the blockage again and alert you.

Trailer Towing False Alerts

If your vehicle has a trailer tow module approved by us, the system will detect a connected trailer and turn off. A confirmation message will be shown in the information display. See Information Messages (page 75). The warning indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate. See Warning Lamps and Indicators

Note: If your vehicle has a trailer tow module not approved by us, the system may not correctly detect a connected trailer.

Switch the system off to avoid false alerts.

See Information Displays

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    Driver Alert

    Lane Keeping System

    Blind Spot Information System

    Traffic Sign Recognition

    Active City Stop

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