Intuitive parking assist
The distance to obstacles measured by the sensors is communicated via the multi-information display and a buzzer when parallel parking or maneuvering into a garage is conducted. Always check the surrounding area when using this system.
Types of sensors
1. Front corner sensors.
2. Rear corner sensors.
3. Rear center sensors.
Setting the intuitive parking assist mode
1. Press the menu switch.
The multi-information display will change modes to electronic features control mode.
2. Press the “ENTER” switch upwards or downwards until the intuitive parking assist mark appears in the multiinformation display.
Press the “ENTER” switch to change to “ON”.
The intuitive parking assist indicator will be displayed.
Each pressing of the switch turns the intuitive parking assist on and off.
When on, the buzzer sounds to inform the driver that the system is operational.
Press the menu switch to change to the normal display.
When the sensors detect an obstacle, a graphic is shown on the
display depending on the position and distance to the obstacle.
1. Front corner sensor operation.
2. Rear corner sensor operation.
3. Rear center sensor operation.
The distance display and buzzer
When a sensor detects an obstacle, the direction of and the approximate distance to the obstacle are displayed and the buzzer sounds.
The site of the obstacle will flash (detection level 4 only).
Front corner sensors
Rear corner sensors
Rear center sensors
Detection range of the sensors
1. Approximately 2.0 ft. (60 cm).
2. Approximately 1.6 ft. (50 cm).
3. Approximately 4.9 ft. (150 cm).
The diagram shows the detection range of the sensors. Note that the sensors cannot detect obstacles that are extremely close to the vehicle.
The range of the sensors may change depending on the shape of the object etc.
The intuitive parking assist can be operated when
Front corner sensors: • The “POWER” switch is in ON mode.
• The shift lever is in a position other than P.
• The vehicle speed is less than about 6 mph (10 km/h).
Rear corner and center sensors: • The “POWER” switch is in ON mode.
• The shift lever is in R.
Sensor detection information
Certain vehicle conditions and the surrounding environment may affect the
ability of a sensor to correctly detect an obstacle. Particular instances where
may occur are listed below.
• There is dirt, snow or ice on a sensor.
• A sensor is frozen.
• A sensor is covered in any way.
• The vehicle is leaning considerably to one side.
• On an extremely bumpy road, on an incline, on gravel, or on grass • The vicinity of the vehicle is noisy due to vehicle horns, motorcycle engines, air brakes of large vehicles, or other loud noises producing ultrasonic waves.
• There is another vehicle equipped with parking assist sensors in the vicinity.
• A sensor is coated with a sheet of spray or heavy rain.
• The vehicle is equipped with a fender pole or radio antenna.
• Towing eyelets are installed.
• A bumper or sensor receives a strong impact.
• The vehicle is approaching a tall or right-angled curb.
• In harsh sunlight or intense cold weather.
• A non-genuine Lexus suspension (lowered suspension, etc.) is installed.
In addition to the examples above, there are instances in which, because of
shapes, signs and other objects may be judged by a sensor to be closer than they are.
The shape of the obstacle may prevent a sensor from detecting it. Pay
attention to the following obstacles: • Wires, fences, ropes, etc.
• Cotton, snow and other materials that absorb sound waves
• Sharply-angled objects
• Low obstacles
• Tall obstacles with upper sections projecting outwards in the direction of your
Certification (Canada only)
This ISM device complies with Canadian ICES-001.
Settings (e.g. buzzer volume) can be changed.
Caution when using the intuitive parking assist Observe the following precautions.
Failing to do so may result in the vehicle being unable to be driven safely and
cause an accident.
Do not use the sensor at speeds in excess of 6 mph (10 km/h).
Do not attach any accessories within the sensor range.
Notes when washing the vehicle Do not apply intensive bursts of water or steam to the sensor area.
Doing so may result in the sensor malfunctioning.
Conditions possibly indicating system malfunctions
If any of the following occurs, the system may be malfunctioning due to a sensor
etc. Have the vehicle inspected by your Lexus dealer.
The buzzer does not sound when the intuitive parking assist mode is set.
The sensor operation display flashes and the buzzer sounds even when no
An area of the sensors is hit or subjected to a strong impact.
Either bumper is hit.
The sensor operation display remains on even though no buzzer sounds.
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