What Is Ford Active Park Assist 2.0*?

Active Park Assist 2.0 helps reduce the stress of parking by taking over the steering, shifting, braking, and acceleration to navigate parallel or perpendicular parking spaces with ease. The system also includes Park Out Assist, which provides assistance when exiting a parallel parking spot.


Using Active Park Assist

  1. Press the Active Park Assist button. The location of the button varies by vehicle. It is usually located on the center stack or floor console. See your Owner's Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

    Active Park Assist button
  2. The Active Park Assist notifications will appear on your vehicle's SYNC®** screen.

    Active Park Assist Notifications
     
  3. Press either the parking button or touchscreen soft keys to switch between the following parking modes:
    • Parallel Park In
    • Perpendicular Park In
    • Parallel Park Out
  4. The selected mode will appear on the touchscreen.

Driving into a Parking Space (Parallel Park In and Perpendicular Park In)

Driving into a Parking Space (Parallel Park In and Perpendicular Park In)

  1. Press the Active Park Assist button. By default, the system searches for parallel parking spaces on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  2. Press the Active Park Assist button again to make the system search for perpendicular spaces. You can also use the touchscreen.
  3. Use the turn signal to search for a parking space on the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.
  4. Drive the vehicle approximately 3 feet (1 meter) away from and parallel to the other parked vehicles when searching for a parking space. A tone sounds and a message appears on the screen when Active Park Assist finds a suitable parking space.
  5. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  6. Release the steering wheel and shift into Neutral (N).
  7. Press and hold the Active Park Assist button until parking is complete.
  8. Release the brake pedal to allow the vehicle to park.
    • You can slow down the vehicle at any time by pressing the brake pedal.
    • When parking is complete, the vehicle shifts into Park (P).

Leaving a Parking Space (Parallel Park Out)

  1. Press the Active Park Assist button.
  2. Use the turn signal to choose the direction to leave.
  3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
  4. Release the steering wheel and shift into Neutral (N).
  5. Release the parking brake.
  6. Press and hold the Active Park Assist button until you have exited the parking space.
  7. Release the brake pedal to allow the vehicle to move.
    • You can slow down the vehicle at any time by pressing the brake pedal.
    • After the system drives the vehicle to a position where the parking space can be exited in a forward movement, a message appears instructing you to take full control of the vehicle.

Pausing Active Park Assist

To pause parking assistance at any time, release the Active Park Assist button. The vehicle stops moving until the Active Park Assist button is pushed again and held down. If the passenger or rear doors are opened, the parking assistance also pauses.

Canceling Active Park Assist

To cancel parking assistance at any time, shift out of Neutral (N). If you turn the steering wheel or open the driver's door, the parking assistance also cancels.​

Note: The system works when the vehicle speed is lower than 22 mph (35 km/h) for parallel parking or 19 mph (30 km/h) for perpendicular parking.

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*Available on select vehicles. 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.

**Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.

Actual screens may vary. See your Owner’s Manual for information specific to your vehicle.