Settings for the collision warning system are made from MY CAR via the centre console screen and menu system, see MY CAR.
Warning signals On and Off
1. Acoustic and visual warning signal in the event of a collision riskThe illustration is schematic - car model and details may differ..
It is possible to select whether the collision warning system's acoustic and visual warning signals should be switched on or off.
When starting the engine, the setting that was selected when the engine was switched off is obtained automatically.
The Brake Support and Auto Brake functions are always activated - they cannot be deactivated.
Settings for the collision warning system are made via the centre console's screen and the menu system MY CAR, see MY CAR.
Light and acoustic signals
When the collision warning system's light and acoustic warnings are activated, the warning lamp (no.  in previous illustration) is tested each time the engine is started by briefly illuminating the warning lamp's separate points of light.
After starting the engine, both light and acoustic signals are switched off:
- Search for Collision warning in Driver support system in the menu system MY CAR MY CAR - and there select to uncheck the function.
After starting the engine the warning sound can be activated/deactivated separately:
- Search for Warning sound in Collision warning in the menu system MY CAR MY CAR - and there select On or Off.
Following which, the collision warning system is only indicated with a light signal.
Set warning distance
The warning distance regulates the distance at which the visual and acoustic warnings are deployed.
- Search for Warning distance in Collision warning in the menu system MY CAR MY CAR - and there select Long, Normal or Short.
The warning distance determines the system's sensitivity. Warning distance Long provides an earlier warning. First test with Long and if this setting produces too many warnings, which could be perceived as irritating in certain situations, then change to warning distance Normal.
Only use warning distance Short in exceptional cases, e.g. for dynamic driving.
When the adaptive cruise control is in use the warning lamp and warning sound will be used by the cruise control even if the collision warning system is switched off.
The collision warning system warns the driver in the event of a risk of a collision, but the function cannot shorten driver reaction time.
In order for the collision warning system to be effective, always drive with Distance Alert set at time interval 4–5.
Even if the warning distance has been set to Long warnings could be perceived as being late in certain situations, e.g. when there are large differences in speed or if vehicles in front brake heavily.
No automatic system can guarantee 100 % correct function in all situations. Therefore, never test Collision Warning with Auto Brake by driving at people or vehicles - this may cause severe damage and injury and risk lives.
The settings required can be controlled on the centre console display screen.
- Search in the menu system MY CAR for Collision warning in Driver support system.
Camera and radar sensorNOTE: The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on car model..
For the sensors to work correctly, they must be kept clear of dirt, ice and snow, and be cleaned regularly with water and car shampoo.
Dirt, ice and snow covering the sensors will reduce their function and may prevent measurement.