2020 Defender

WADE SENSING SAFETY

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood before wading. Failure to follow the guidance could result in vehicle damage, serious injury, or death.

WARNING

Avoid driving in floodwater or any flowing water.

WARNING

Wading should only be attempted if there are no alternative routes.

WARNING

Do not assume that using the wade sensing feature makes wading any less dangerous. The wade sensing feature only detects the immediate level of water touching the vehicle. The wade sensing feature cannot detect or predict the depth of water surrounding the vehicle or rapid increases in water level. Hence, the wade sensing feature cannot predict if it is safe to continue driving. The driver is fully responsible for assessing the safety of the driving conditions, potential hazards, and the route through the water.

WARNING

When entering the water from a steep slope, the water level may rise rapidly. The wade sensing feature may not be able to accurately warn the driver of the current water level.

WARNING

The wade sensing feature cannot detect accurate water levels if a layer of ice or snow is present on the surface of the water.

WARNING

The sensors for the wade sensing feature are located on the underside of the door mirrors. The sensors must be kept clean and clear of obstructions in order to operate correctly.

WARNING

The wade sensing feature will display false readings if the door mirrors are in the folded position.