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The function of the side assist can be restricted when driving in tight bends or over crests and in bad weather conditions.

It is possible that the radar sensors may register objects such as high or offset roadside barriers as well as other vehicles.

The side assist system is programmed for lanes of a fixed width, and is not able to measure differing lane widths. It monitors a zone equivalent to one normal lane width on either side. If the lanes are narrower than this, or if vehicles are not travelling in the centre of the lanes, the system may give a warning for vehicles which it judges to be critical, even though they are not in fact travelling in an adjacent lane.

WARNING

  • Х Please note that the sensors are not always able to detect all vehicles which may represent a potential hazard (accident risk).
  • Х Please note that the side assist is not able to give adequate warning of vehicles approaching very fast from behind, or vehicles that you are overtaking rapidly.
  • Х The radar sensor's "field of vision" can be impaired by rain, snow or a lot of water on the road. This results in vehicles not being reliably recognised or, in some circumstances, not being detected at all by the side assist. Always give your full attention to the position of your vehicle on the road and other nearby traffic.
  • Х The side assist only gives a warning of approaching vehicles and vehicles in the blind spots when road speed is above 60 km/h.
  • Х Please note that the side assist does not operate in tight bends (with a radius of less than 200 metres).
  • Х The side assist feature is not a substitute for the full concentration of the driver. The driver is always responsible for the safety of lane changes and other manoeuvres. Always give your full attention to the position of your vehicle on the road and other nearby traffic.

To avoid impairing the function of the side assist, do not attach any objects Caution

To avoid impairing the function of the side assist, do not attach any objects (e.g. stickers or bicycle carriers) in such a way that they might interfere with the radar sensors in the rear bumper.

For reasons of safety, the side assist system must be checked by a qualified Note

For reasons of safety, the side assist system must be checked by a qualified workshop if the positions of the radar sensors have been affected by a rear-end collision, etc.