Limitations of Cross Traffic Alert
CTA does not perform optimally in all situations but has some limitations. For example, the CTA sensors cannot “see” through other parked vehicles or obstructions.
Here are some examples of situations where CTA’s "field of vision" may be already limited and approaching vehicles cannot therefore be detected until they are very close:
However, as the driver slowly reverses the car, the angle it makes with the obstructing vehicle/object changes and the blind sector rapidly decreases.
- Dirt, ice and snow covering the sensors may reduce the functions and deactivate alerts.
- CTA is deactivated when a trailer is connected to the car’s electrical system.
The sensors for the CTA function are located inside each corner of the rear wing/bumper. The sensors are also used by the Blind Spot Information (BLIS) function.
To ensure optimal functionality, the surfaces in front of the sensors must be kept clean.
Do not affix any objects, tape, labels or similar within the area of the sensors.