2017 Ford F-150 Owners Manual - Driver Alert

Driver Alert

WARNING   WARNING:  You are responsible for controlling your vehicle at all times. The system is designed to be an aid and does not relieve you of your responsibility to drive with due care and attention. Failure to follow this instruction could result in the loss of control of your vehicle, personal injury or death.
WARNING   WARNING:  The system may not function if the sensor is blocked.
WARNING   WARNING:  Take regular rest breaks if you feel tired. Do not wait for the system to warn you.
WARNING   WARNING:  Certain driving styles may result in the system warning you even if you are not feeling tired.
WARNING   WARNING:  In cold and severe weather conditions the system may not function. Rain, snow and spray can all limit sensor performance.
WARNING   WARNING:  The system will not operate if the sensor cannot track the road lane markings.
WARNING   WARNING:  If damage occurs in the immediate area surrounding the sensor, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
WARNING   WARNING:  The system may not correctly operate if your vehicle is fitted with a suspension kit not approved by us.

Note:   Keep the windshield free from obstructions. For example, bird droppings, insects and snow or ice.
Note:   If you have a blocked camera or damaged windshield, the system may not function.
Note:   The system remembers the last setting when you start your vehicle, unless it detects a MyKey™.
Note:   If enabled in the menu, the system activates at speeds above 64 km/h.
Rear View Mirror Camera
The system monitors your driving behavior using various inputs including the front camera sensor.
If the system detects reduced driving alertness below a certain threshold, the system alerts you using a tone and a message in the information display.
Using Driver Alert
Switching the system on and off
You may switch the system on or off through the information display by selecting Settings, Driver Assist and then Driver Alert in the menu. When activated, the system monitors your alertness level based upon your driving behavior in relation to the lane markings, and other factors.
System Warnings
Note:   The system does not issue warnings below approximately 64 km/h.
The warning system is in two stages. At first the system issues a temporary warning that you need to take a rest. This message only appears for a short time. If the system detects further reduction in driving alertness, another warning could be issued which remains in the information display for a longer time. Press OK on the steering wheel control to clear the warning. When active the system runs in the background and only issues a warning if required.
Resetting the System
You can reset the system by either:
  • Switching the ignition off and on.
  • Stopping the vehicle and then opening and closing the driver door.

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