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Limitations of Parking assistance

The parking assistance function (PAS1) cannot detect everything in all situations and may therefore have limited functionality in some cases.

A driver should be aware about the following examples of Park Assist System's limitations.


  • The parking sensors have blind spots where obstacles cannot be detected.
  • Pay particular attention if there are people and animals near the car.
  • Bear in mind that the front of the car may swing out towards oncoming traffic during the parking manoeuvre.


PS2-2007-Cross Traffic Alert sound button

Pay particular attention when reversing as this symbol is displayed when a trailer, bicycle rack or similar is attached and connected to the car's electrical system.

Extinguished symbol indicates that the park assist sensors to the rear are off, and so you will not be alerted to any obstacles.


Objects e.g. chains, thin glossy poles or low barriers may be in the "signal shadow" and are then temporarily not detected by the sensors – the pulsating tone may then unexpectedly stop instead of changing over to the expected constant tone.

The sensors cannot detect high objects, such as projecting loading docks.

  • In such situations, pay extra attention and manoeuvre/reposition the car particularly slowly or stop the current parking manoeuvre - there may be a high risk of damage to vehicles or other objects since information from the sensors is not always reliable in such situations.


In certain conditions the parking assistance system may produce incorrect warning signals that are caused by external sound sources with the same ultrasonic frequencies that the system works with.

Examples of such sources include horns, wet tyres on asphalt, pneumatic brakes, exhaust noises from motorcycles, etc.


When a towbar is configured with the car's electrical system, the protrusion of the towbar is included when the function measures the distance to objects behind the car.
  1. 1 Park Assist System

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