A driver should be aware about the following examples of the park assist camera's limitations:
Pay additional attention while reversing when this symbol is shown if a trailer, bicycle rack or similar is mounted and electrically connected to the car.
The symbol indicates that the parking assistance sensors rearward are switched off and will not warn of any obstacles.
A bike carrier or other accessory mounted on the rear of the car could obscure the camera's view.
There are "blind" sectors between the cameras' fields of vision.
In 360° view obstacles/objects can “vanish” in the gaps between the individual cameras.
Pay attention to the possibility that, even if it only looks like a relatively small part of the image is obscured, a relatively large sector could be hidden from view. An obstacle could thereby go undetected until the car is very close to it.
If a camera sector is black and contains this symbol then it means that the camera is out of order.
The following illustration shows an example.
The car's left-hand camera is out of order.
Black camera sector
A black camera sector is also shown in the following instances, but then without the symbol for defective camera:
- open door
- open tailgate
- folded-in door mirror.
The camera image is adjusted automatically according to prevailing light conditions. Because of this, the image may vary slightly in brightness and quality. Poor light conditions can result in reduced image quality.