What Is Ford Enhanced Active Park Assist?

Available Active Park Assist feature helps take the anxiety out of parallel parking. Once the system locates a suitable parking space, all you have to do is shift, accelerate, and brake while the system does the rest. If your vehicle is equipped with Enhanced Active Park Assist, you also get help getting out of a tight parallel parking spot, as well as assistance in reverse perpendicular parking. 

Selecting an Active Park Assist Mode

Press the Active Park Assist button  once to activate parallel parking. The location of the button varies by vehicle. It is usually located on the center stack or floor console. Press the button a second time to activate perpendicular parking. If you press the button again, the system switches off.


Parallel Parking

The system detects available parallel parking spaces and steers your vehicle into the space. You control the accelerator, gearshift, and brakes. The system visually and audibly guides you into a parallel parking space.

  1. Press the Active Park Assist button  once to search for a parking space.
  2. When the vehicle speed is less than 22 mph (35 km/h), the system scans both sides of your vehicle for an available parking space.
  3. Use the turn signal to search for a parking space on the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.
  4. An informational screen will appear on the SYNC®* touchscreen and the system will begin to scan for available parking spots.
  5. Drive approximately 3 ft (1m) and parallel to the other parked vehicles when searching for a parking space.
  6. Once a parking spot is found, you'll hear a chime and see a Space Found message on your touchscreen.
  7. Stop your vehicle and follow the prompts on your touchscreen.
  8. You will be responsible for driver controls such as accelerating, shifting, and braking as needed.

Note:  If the vehicle speed exceeds approximately 6 mph (9 km/h), you interrupt the maneuver, or the system switches off, you must take full control of your vehicle.

Reverse Perpendicular Parking

The system detects available perpendicular parking spaces and steers your vehicle into the space. You control the accelerator, gearshift, and brakes. The system visually and audibly guides you into a perpendicular parking space.

  1. Press the Active Park Assist button  twice to search for a parking space.
  2. When the vehicle speed is less than 19 mph (30 km/h), the system scans both sides of your vehicle for an available parking space.
  3. Use the turn signal to search for a parking space on the driver or passenger side of the vehicle.
  4. Drive your vehicle approximately 3 ft (1 m) and perpendicular to the other parked vehicles.
  5. When the system detects a suitable space, a message displays, and a tone sounds.
  6. Stop your vehicle and follow the instructions on the touchscreen.
  7. You will responsible for shifting, accelerating, and braking to get into the parking spot.

Parallel Park Out Assist

The system steers your vehicle out of a parallel parking space. You control the accelerator, gearshift, and brakes. The system visually and audibly guides you out of a parallel parking space.

  1. To get out of a parallel parking spot, press the Active Park Assist button  once.
    • Note: If you did not use active park assist to parallel park your vehicle, pressing the button once selects parallel park. You must use the touchscreen to tap Park Out Assist.
  2. Use the turn signal to select which side of your vehicle you want to exit the parking space.
  3. After the system directs your vehicle to a position where you can exit the parking space in a forward movement, a message appears instructing you to take full control of your vehicle. Generally, hand-over is when your vehicle is still inside the parking space.

Note: You are responsible for controlling your vehicle and making sure the path is clear before pulling into traffic.

Deactivating Active Park Assist

You can manually deactivate the system by:

  • Pressing the Active Park Assist button  during an active maneuver.
  • Grabbing the steering wheel during an active maneuver.
  • Driving above 22 mph (35 km/h) for 30 seconds when searching for a parking space.
  • Driving above 6 mph (9 km/h) during an active maneuver.
  • Switching the traction control system off.

Certain vehicle conditions may also deactivate the system, for example:

  • The traction control system activates or fails.
  • The anti-lock brake system activates or fails.

Availability


Location and appearance of buttons may vary. See your Owner's Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

*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.

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