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Bill Walsh Ford-Lincoln

2900 Columbus Street
Directions Ottawa, IL 61350

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Collision Warning with Brake Support

One of the major benefits of being a modern driver is that new vehicles can be equipped with a wide array of advanced safety technology features. These features can take some of the stress out of your daily drive and give you extra peace of mind for the road ahead. If you purchase a new Ford, it may come equipped with Collision Warning with Brake Support.

This feature is designed to keep track of the traffic in front of you. If it detects a potential collision, it will alert you with a row of red lights on the windshield and an audible alarm. If you do not react in time, it will pre-charge the brakes so that even a light touch will apply full brake pressure so you can potentially avoid an accident.

Warning System Sensitivity

If you find the system is providing you with too many alerts, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sensors. Choose from High, Normal, or Low. In the lowest setting, the system will provide fewer and later warnings. The highest setting is recommended, when possible.

Blocked Sensors

If you receive a "blocked sensor" message on the information display, this means that one or more of the sensors have been obstructed. The system will be unable to detect other vehicles and it will not function.

To repair this issue, try cleaning the surface of the radar in the grille. If the message remains, you may have to wait a few minutes for the radar to detect a clear image. This error message can also be caused by heavy rain, snow, or fog. If that is the case, it should automatically reactivate when the weather has improved.


Due to the limited nature of this technology, it may not detect all potential collisions. These circumstances include oncoming vehicles in the same lane, pedestrians or objects in the roadway, and stationary vehicles or vehicles moving slower than 6 mph.

To learn more about Collision Warning with Brake Support, or to test-drive a Ford vehicle with this feature, stop in for a visit at Bill Walsh Ford.