Dodge Charger: PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED / ParkSense System Usage Precautions

Dodge Charger 2011-2022 Owner's Manual / STARTING AND OPERATING / PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED / ParkSense System Usage Precautions

NOTE:

  • Ensure that the rear fascia/bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating properly.
  • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could affect the performance of ParkSense.
  • When you turn ParkSense off in DRIVE, the instrument cluster will display "PARKSENSE OFF" for five seconds. Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense off, it remains off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition.
  • When you move the gear selector to the REVERSE position and ParkSense is turned off, the instrument cluster display will show the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
  • ParkSense will reduce the volume of the radio when it is sounding an audio tone.
  • Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so can result in the system not working prop- erly. The ParkSense system might not detect an obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper.
  • Use the ParkSense switch to turn the Park- Sense system off if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc. are placed within 12 inches (30 cm) from the rear fascia/ bumper. Failure to do so can result in the system misinterpreting a close object as a sensor problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS” message to be displayed in the instrument cluster.

WARNING!

Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using ParkSense. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for safety and must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

CAUTION!

  • ParkSense is only a parking aid and it is unable to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors will not be detected when they are in close proximity.
  •  The vehicle must be driven slowly when using ParkSense in order to be able to stop in time when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when using ParkSense.

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