2016 Discovery Sport

USING PARK ASSIST

WARNING

In the interest of safety, operate or adjust the system only when it is safe to do so.

CAUTION

Park assist must not be used if any of the following conditions exist:

  • CAUTION

    A temporary spare wheel is in use.

  • CAUTION

    A sensor is damaged, or the bumper is damaged sufficiently enough to affect a sensor mounting point.

  • CAUTION

    A sensor is obstructed by items attached to the vehicle, for example, bumper covers, a bicycle rack, a trailer, or stickers.

  • CAUTION

    The vehicle is being used to transport a load that extends beyond the vehicle’s perimeter.

For assistance when parking

Select Parallel Park or Perpendicular Park.

As the vehicle is driven forward, the size of a potential parking space, on the side opposite the driver, is assessed. To search for a space on the driver’s side, signal a turn in that direction, using the turn signals.

NOTES

For park assist to search effectively for a space, maintain a distance of 1.6 ft to 4.9 ft (0.5 m to 1.5 m) between the vehicle and the row of parked vehicles or obstacles.

NOTES

The park assist auto-searching feature becomes active when the vehicle's speed is less than 18 mph (30 km/h). When park assist is selected, a space may already have been detected by the auto-searching feature. An appropriate message is displayed in the message center.

The park assist sensors assess the curb in the parking spaces so that the vehicle can be aligned against it. When a curb shape is irregular, or not detectable, vehicles either side of the parking space are used for aligning the vehicle. Tall objects alongside the curb, e.g., a post or bin, will affect vehicle positioning. Resulting in the vehicle positioning is further away, or closer to the curb than normal. Occasionally, this may result in the curb being mounted.

When a suitable space is found, a short confirmation tone is given and a message is displayed in the message center.

NOTES

Park assist may determine that other vehicles are too close, on either side, to perform a parking maneuver. A detected space can be rejected, even if it is large enough for the vehicle. The driver retains the option to switch park assist off and attempt the maneuver manually.

For assistance in exiting a parallel parking space

When the vehicle is parallel parked and the ignition is subsequently switched off, the parking aid memory is cleared. When the ignition is switched on again, the turn signals must be operated to indicate an exit intention. This notifies the park assist feature on which side the driver intends to leave the parking space.

Select Park Exit.

For park exit to operate correctly, the vehicle must be parked in a space where other vehicles or objects are either:

  • Parked in front of the vehicle.

  • Parked in front and behind the vehicle.

For Park Exit to operate correctly, your vehicle must be parked in a space where other vehicles or objects are either:

  • Parked in front of the vehicle.

  • Parked in front and behind the vehicle.

NOTES

The Park Exit feature operates only when your vehicle has been parallel parked. Park Exit does not maneuver your vehicle from a perpendicular parking space.

CAUTION

Do not perform a Park Exit maneuver until the message Drive Forward With Care is displayed in the message center.

All park assist features

For all three park assist features, follow the instructions in the message center until the parking or exiting maneuver is complete.

CAUTION

Although the vehicle takes control during the parking or exiting maneuver, the driver must maintain full control of the accelerator and brake pedals throughout. When the maneuver is not as expected, take control of the steering and make necessary adjustments.

NOTES

If the vehicle’s speed exceeds 3 mph (6 km/h) during the maneuver, park assist displays an overspeed message, until the vehicle's speed decreases to less than 3 mph (6 km/h). When the vehicle's speed exceeds 4 mph (7 km/h), park assist deactivates.

When a system fault is detected, a tone sounds and a message displays in the message center. Consult a retailer/authorized repairer.