Q: How does the rearview camera work?

asked by on

How does the rearview camera work?

Your SUV may be equipped with a rearview camera (it’s optional equipment). If so, it provides you with a significant amount of safety by delivering a view of what’s behind your car right on the center screen or rearview mirror (depending on whether you have the navigation system or not). Here’s how the system works:

  1. Put your foot on the brake.
  2. Crank the engine.
  3. Release the parking brake.
  4. Put the car in reverse to activate the rearview camera (it only works in reverse).
  5. The video feed will be displayed in your navigation screen or in your rearview mirror.
  6. Use the video feed and look behind you to back up safely.

Tips

  • Always look behind you. Never rely solely on the rearview camera.

  • The rearview camera cannot show you items close to or below the level of the rear bumper.

  • The screen is color coded in order of proximity. Red is closest, followed by yellow and green.

  • The image in the rearview mirror or on the navigation screen will stay on briefly after shifting out of reverse.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How does the rearview camera work?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: What does the Air Bag Warning Light mean?

The Air Bag Warning light is located on the instrument panel. When the light is illuminated, there is a problem with the air bag system and the vehicle should be inspected or repaired as soon as possible. Tip Like all...

Q: My 2008 escape 2.3l 4wd needs an engine so can I use and engine out of a front wheel drive escape even though mine is 4 wheel driv

Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics do not offer engine swap services in North America, so we're really not best suited to answer this question for you. The best advice we can offer is for you to contact a local...

Q: No camera mode - 2016 Audi A7 Quattro

Try pressing the "MMI" button in the upper right.

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.