What precautions should I follow with the rearview camera?
While your car’s rearview camera offers greater safety by providing you with a direct view behind your vehicle, there are quite a few precautions that you should follow regarding this system. Here’s a quick rundown:
If you’re towing something, the view from the camera will only include the trailer or other item being towed. Don’t rely on the camera for backing up.
Your camera lens can be found near your license plate on the liftgate. Clean the lens regularly. Don’t use abrasive cleaners or you may scratch the lens.
If the image from the rearview camera is distorted, it may have water spots on the lens, or another substance causing the distortion (snow, mud, ice, etc.).
The camera will not show things that are near the corners of the bumper or below the bumper.
Don’t try to use the camera with the liftgate open.
Using the camera in low light situations or at dark requires illumination from the backup lights (they need to be working).
In the event of a rear end collision, the camera will need to be inspected for operation and positioning.
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