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Ram 1500/2500/3500: ParkSense System Usage Precautions


  • Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense system operating properly.
  • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could affect the performance of ParkSense .
  • When you turn ParkSense off, the instrument cluster will display PARKSENSE OFF . Furthermore, once you turn ParkSense off, it remains off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
  • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE position and ParkSense is turned off, the instrument cluster will display PARKSENSE OFF message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
  • ParkSense, when on, will reduce the volume of the radio when it is sounding a tone.
  • Clean the ParkSense sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.

    Failure to do so can result in the system not working properly. The ParkSense system might not detect an obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/ bumper.

  • Ensure the ParkSense system is OFF if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within 18 in (45 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in the system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor problem, causing the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED message to be displayed in the instrument cluster.
  • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.


  • ParkSense is only a parking aid and it is unable to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.

    Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors will not be detected when they are in close proximity.

  • The vehicle must be driven slowly when using ParkSense in order to be able to stop in time when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when using ParkSense.


  • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using ParkSense. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.

    You are responsible for safety and must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

  • Before using ParkSense, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.


     ParkSense Front And Rear Park Assist - If Equipped

    The ParkSense Park Assist system provides visual and audible indications of the distance between the rear and/or front fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up or moving forward, e.g. during a p

     ParkSense Sensors

    The four ParkSense sensors, located in the rear fascia/ bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the sensors' field of view. The sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 18 in

     ParkSense Display

    The warning display will turn ON indicating the system status when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when the vehicle is in DRIVE and an obstacle has been detected. The system will indicate a detected obs



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