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Forward Collision Alert (FCA) System

If equipped, the FCA system may help to avoid or reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. When approaching a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA

provides a red flashing alert on the

windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses the driver seat. FCA also lights an

amber visual alert if following another vehicle much too closely.

FCA detects vehicles within a distance of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and

operates at speeds above 8 km/h

(5 mph). If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), it can detect

vehicles to distances of approximately 110 m (360 ft) and operates at all

speeds. See Adaptive Cruise Control

0 243.


{ Warning

FCA is a warning system and does not apply the brakes. When

approaching a slower-moving or

stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,



Warning (Continued)

or when following a vehicle too closely, FCA may not provide a

warning with enough time to help avoid a crash. It also may not

provide any warning at all. FCA does not warn of pedestrians,

animals, signs, guardrails, bridges, construction barrels, or other

objects. Be ready to take action and apply the brakes. See Defensive

Driving 0 205.

FCA can be disabled with either the FCA steering wheel control or,

if equipped, through vehicle

personalization. See Collision/

Detection Systemsunder Vehicle Personalization 0 168.



Detecting the Vehicle Ahead

FCA warnings will not occur unless the FCA system detects a vehicle

ahead. When a vehicle is detected, the vehicle ahead indicator will display

green. Vehicles may not be detected on curves, highway exit ramps,

or hills, due to poor visibility; or if a vehicle ahead is partially blocked by

pedestrians or other objects. FCA will not detect another vehicle ahead until it is completely in the driving lane.


{ Warning

FCA does not provide a warning to help avoid a crash, unless it detects a vehicle. FCA may not detect a

vehicle ahead if the FCA sensor is blocked by dirt, snow, or ice, or if

the windshield is damaged. It may

also not detect a vehicle on winding or hilly roads, or in conditions that can limit visibility such as fog, rain, or snow, or if the headlamps or

windshield are not cleaned or in proper condition. Keep the

windshield, headlamps, and FCA sensors clean and in good repair.




Collision Alert


With Head-Up Display


Without Head-Up Display

When your vehicle approaches

another detected vehicle too rapidly, the red FCA display will flash on the windshield. Also, eight rapid

high-pitched beeps will sound from

the front, or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat will pulse five times. When this Collision Alert occurs, the brake

system may prepare for driver braking to occur more rapidly which can cause a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to

apply the brake pedal as needed. Cruise control may be disengaged when the Collision Alert occurs.

Tailgating Alert

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The vehicle ahead indicator will

display amber when you are following a vehicle ahead much too closely.


Selecting the Alert Timing

The Collision Alert control is on the steering wheel. Press [ to set the

FCA timing to Far, Medium, or Near, or on some vehicles, Off. The first

button press shows the current setting on the DIC. Additional button presses will change this setting. The chosen

setting will remain until it is changed and will affect the timing of both the Collision Alert and the Tailgating

Alert features. The timing of both

alerts will vary based on vehicle speed.

The faster the vehicle speed, the farther away the alert will occur.

Consider traffic and weather

conditions when selecting the alert

timing. The range of selectable alert

timings may not be appropriate for all drivers and driving conditions.

If your vehicle is equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),

changing the FCA timing setting

automatically changes the following gap setting (Far, Medium, or Near).

Following Distance Indicator

The following distance to a moving

vehicle ahead in your path is indicated in following time in seconds on the