Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Automatic High Beam Control


  • The system does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. A manual override may be necessary if the system fails to switch the high beam on or off.
  • A manual override may be required when approaching other road users such as cyclists.
  • Do not use the system in fog.
  • In cold and severe weather conditions the system may not function. A manual override may be necessary in these cases.
  • The system may not deactivate the high beam if the lights of oncoming vehicles are hidden by obstacles (for example guard rails).
  • Check and replace wiper blades regularly to ensure the camera sensor has a clear view through the windscreen. Replacement wiper blades must be the correct length.

Note: Keep the windscreen free from obstructions such as bird droppings, insects and snow or ice. Note: Reflective road signs may be detected as oncoming traffic and the headlamps will be switched to low beam. Note: Always fit Ford Original Parts when replacing headlamp bulbs. Other bulbs may reduce system performance.

The system will automatically switch on high beams if it is dark enough and no other traffic is present. If it detects an approaching vehicle's headlamps or tail lamps, or street lighting ahead the system will switch off high beam before it can distract other road users. Low beam will remain on.

A camera sensor is centrally mounted behind the windshield of your vehicle. This monitors conditions continuously to decide when to switch the high beams on and off.

Once the system is active the high beam will switch on if:

  • It is dark enough to require the use of high beams and
  • there is no traffic or street lighting ahead and
  • vehicle speed is greater than 25 mph (40 km/h).

The high beam will switch off if:

  • The ambient light is high enough that high beam is not required.
  • An approaching vehicle's headlamps or tail lamps are detected.
  • Street lighting is detected.
  • Vehicle speed falls below 16 mph (25 km/h).
  • The camera sensor is too hot or becomes blocked.

Switching the System On

Switch the system on using the information display. See Information Displays

Switching the System On

Turn the switch to the autolamps position.

See Autolamps

The indicator will illuminate to confirm when the system is ready to assist.

Note: The indicator will only illuminate when it is dark and headlamps have been switched on. Note: The system may take a short time to initialize after first switching the ignition on, especially in very dark conditions. The high beam will not automatically switch on during this time.

Setting the System Sensitivity

The system has three sensitivity levels which can be accessed via the information display. See Information Displays

The set level determines the speed at which the high beam will be restored after detected traffic leaves the field of view.

Manually Overriding the System

Manually Overriding the System

Push or pull the lever to switch between high and low beam.

Note: This is a temporary override and the system will return to automatic operation after a short period.

To permanently switch the system off, use the information display menu or turn the lighting control switch to the headlamps position.

Front Fog Lamps

Front Fog Lamps

Press the control to switch the fog lamps on or off.

You can switch the fog lamps on when the lighting control is in any position except off.

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