Distance Warning*

The Distance Warning function (Distance Alert) warns the driver if the time interval to the vehicle ahead becomes too short.

Distance Warning is active at speeds above 30 km/h (20 mph) and only reacts to vehicles driving in front of the car, in the same direction. No distance information is provided for oncoming, slow or stationary vehicles.

P4-1220-Avståndsvarning Princip
Orange-coloured warning lamp1.

An orange-coloured warning lamp in the windscreen illuminates with a constant glow if the distance to the vehicle in front is shorter than the set time interval.


Distance warning is deactivated during the time the adaptive cruise control is active.


Distance warning only reacts if the distance to the vehicle ahead is shorter than the preset value - the speed of the driver's vehicle is not affected.


P3-sv60/V60H Avståndskontroll Panelknapp

Press the button in the centre console to switch the function on or off. The function is switched on if one lamp is illuminated in the button.

Some combinations of the selected equipment leave no vacant space for a button in the centre console - in which case, the function is operated in the car's menu system MY CAR MY CAR - once there, search for the Distance Alert function.

Set time interval

P4-1220-DistAlert Rattknappar
Controls and symbol for time interval.
  1. Ikon röd cirkel 1Time interval - Increase/decrease.
  2. Ikon röd cirkel 2Time interval - On.
P4-1220-ACC Ändra avstånd

Different time intervals to the vehicle in front can be selected and shown in the combined instrument panel as 1-5 horizontal lines - the more lines the longer the time interval. One line corresponds to approximately 1 second to the vehicle in front, 5 lines approximately 3 seconds.

The same symbol is also shown when Adaptive cruise control is activated.


The higher the speed the longer the calculated distance in metres for a given time interval.

The set time interval is also used by the function adaptive cruise control.

Only use the time intervals permitted by local traffic regulations.

  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 NOTE: The illustration is schematic - details may vary depending on car model.