Backup Sensors Owner’s Manual © 2002 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
Contents Introduction ... 3 mportant Information ... 4 How the Backup Sensors Work ... 5 Limitations ... 7 Operation ... 10 Daily Inspection ... 12 Care of the Backup Sensors ... 13 Troubleshooting ... 14 © 2002 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Honda accessory. Please read this Owner's Manual carefully before using the backup sensors, and keep this manual in the glove box for future reference. This product is designed to be used exclusively on a Honda Pilot. Honda is not responsible if the unit is used for any other intended purpose.
Important Information Before using the backup sensors, make sure you read and understand the operation and limitations of the system as discussed below and elsewhere in this manual. • The backup sensors are designed to provide and audible sound when they detect large stationary objects while the vehicle is moving in reverse at low speed.
Backup Sensors The sensors are ready for operation when the shift lever is moved to the reverse position with the backup sensor switch turned ON. Operation of the sensors is dependent upon the ultrasonic waves they emit. They calculate the distance between the sensor and a rear obstacle by measuring the time until the ultrasonic waves reach the sensor after being reflected by the obstacle.
How the Backup Sensors Work Corner Sensors: Center Sensors: The sensors detect the closest The sensors may not detect the rear obstacle. rear bumper of tall vehicles. In this example, the corner sensor detects the side wall. When towing a trailer, the audible signal may keep sounding if the shift lever is moved to the reverse position.
The sensors detect only the closest obstacle. The sensors may detect other obstacles as the vehicle moves. The sensors may not work if the ambient air temperature is below -4°F (-20°C) or above 122°F (50°C). © 2002 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved. Limitations The sensors may not work if the obstacle is an odd shape or made of material that does not reflect...
Limitations The sensors may not sound for the following obstacles or under the following conditions: • Piece of wire, rope, and net fence • Objects low in height such as curbstone, etc. • Objects that absorb ultrasonic waves, such as soft snow, cotton and sponges •...
• Sensors clogged with snow, dirt or mud The audible signal may sound warning even if there is no obstacle behind the vehicle. The sensors may sound continuously under the following conditions: • When driving on rough surfaces or gravel roads or in grass, or when stopped on a hill ©...
Operation Before using the backup sensors, become familiar with the types of sounds in relation to the distances between the sensors and the obstacle by actually backing your vehicle into a garage or parking space. Also confirm the obstacle detecting range of each backup sensor.
From behind the vehicle, check that the audible signal sounds by slowly bringing the palm of your hand close to each sensor as described: For the corner sensors: From 2 feet For the center sensors: From 6 feet Confirm that the sound of the corner sensors is different from that of the center sensors.
Daily Inspection Start the engine. Apply the parking brake, and depress the brake pedal. Move the shift lever to the reverse position. Check that the audible signal sounds for about one second. • The sensors are normal if the audible signal sounds for about one second.
Wipe the sensors clean with a clean cloth, or flush with low-pressure water when the sensors are clogged with mud and dirt. LOW-PRESSURE WATER © 2002 American Honda Motor Co., Inc. - All Rights Reserved. Care of the Backup Sensors Do not direct high-pressure water against the sensors.
Troubleshooting Perform the following checks if the audible signal does not sound when the vehicle is approaching an obstacle. Symptom Remedy • Clogged sensor • Wipe with clean cloth or flush with snow or mud with low-pressure water. • Frozen sensor •...
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting With Beeps Corner Sensors Series of two intermittent beeps: right sensor is faulty. Series of three intermittent beeps: left sensor is faulty. Series of four intermittent beeps: right and left sensors are faulty. Center Sensors Series of three beeps: either or both sensors are faulty.
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