What is the Ford Reverse Sensing System*?

Watch the above video to see how the Reverse Sensing System works.

Available Reverse Sensing System uses sensors in the rear bumper and a warning sound to alert you of obstacles behind your vehicle. 

The rear parking sensors are active when the transmission is in reverse (R) and the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph. 


  • Keep the sensors free from snow, ice, and large accumulations of dirt.
  • Do not cover up sensors.
  • Do not clean the sensors with sharp objects.
  • If your vehicle sustains damage leaving the sensors misaligned, this may cause inaccurate measurements or false alerts.
  • Some accessories, for example, larger trailer hitches or bike or surfboard racks can cause reduced performance or false alerts.

Additional Information

What is the Forward Sensing System?
What is the Side Sensing System?
How do I use a bike rack with 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. ​