Reverse Brake Assist* is stopping my Ford when I have a bike rack on it. What do I do?

If you have Reverse Brake Assist and would like to use accessories such as a bike rack, you may need to turn the feature off to prevent unintended stopping.

To turn off Reverse Brake Assist:

  1. On your in-vehicle screen, go to Settings.
  2. Select Driver Assistance.
  3. Tap Reverse Brake Assist.
  4. Toggle the feature to Off.

Note: the feature defaults back to On ​​​​after each key cycle for all 2020 model-year and older vehicles and some 2021 model-year vehicles.

If you would like to have this menu setting remembered across multiple key cycles, you have the option of taking your vehicle into a Ford dealership to receive a software update that enables Reverse Brake Assist to remain off.

Additional Topic

What is Reverse Brake Assist?


*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment, and need to control the vehicle. See your Owner’s Manual for details and limitations.