2020 Defender

CLEAR EXIT MONITOR

WARNING

Clear exit monitor is a user aid only. The user is responsible for making sure that the door is opened with necessary care and attention. The user must make sure the door is opened in a manner which is safe for the vehicle, its occupants, and other road users. Failure to operate the doors in a safe manner could lead to serious injury or death.

CAUTION

Make sure that the clear exit warning icons and indicators are not obscured by stickers or other objects as this will impair the user’s ability to utilise the feature. If the warning icons are not visible, the user may not notice a warning, which may cause damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumper. Stickers and other attachments may interfere with the operation of the clear exit monitor sensors.

Clear Exit Monitor warns of another vehicle, or moving object approaching from behind when the door has been unlatched from the inside. Sensors in the rear bumper monitor nearby traffic. If the system determines that opening the door could be unsafe, due to passing traffic, it gives a visible warning to the occupant. The system does not prevent the door from being opened. Clear exit monitor is fitted to all doors.

The Clear Exit Monitor system activates only when the door has been unlatched. The icons illuminate as follows:

  1. 1. Illuminates white to indicate that the system is active.

  2. 2. Illuminates amber if the system determines that it could be unsafe to open the door, due to passing traffic.

The icons extinguish after the door has been closed.

The Clear exit monitor system may not be able to detect all approaching traffic in all circumstances. Operation relies on the sensor’s ability to detect moving objects and this may be affected by road and weather conditions, and, also, if:

  • Vehicles approach very quickly from behind.

  • The sensors are impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, damage, accessories, or stickers.

  • The sensor’s ‘line of sight’ is obscured by objects, such as other vehicles parked particularly wide or close to the vehicle.

Under these circumstances, as well as loss of functionality, reduced warning times may be experienced.

Clear Exit Monitor is available when the vehicle is stationary or travelling at less than 5 km/h (3 mph) and remains active for 3 minutes after the ignition is switched off.