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Clear exit detection is a passenger aid only. It remains the responsibility of the user to open the door with due care and attention, in a manner which is safe for the vehicle, its occupants and other road users.


Make sure that the warning icons and indicators on the door handle are not obscured by stickers or other objects.


Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumper that may interfere with the radar sensors.

Clear exit detection warns of a possible threat when preparing to open a rear door from the inside. Sensors in the rear bumper monitor nearby traffic and determine if opening a rear door could pose a threat.

When a hand approaches an interior rear door handle, the clear exit detection icons activate as follows:

  1. Illuminates white to indicate that the system is active.

  2. Illuminates amber to warn of a detected threat.

The amber icon illuminates when another vehicle, or moving object, is detected approaching from behind. The system has calculated that opening the door could endanger the occupant, the vehicle, or the other road user. The system does not prevent the door from being opened.

The icons extinguish 3 seconds after the hand is removed from the detection zone around the door handle.


The clear exit detection system is unavailable until the vehicle is driven above 10 km/h (6 mph) for approximately 60 seconds.

The clear exit detection system may not be able to detect all approaching traffic in all circumstances. The operation relies on the sensor’s ability to detect threats which may be affected by road and weather conditions, but also if:

  • Vehicles approach very quickly from behind.

  • The sensors are impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, damage, accessories or stickers.

  • The range of the sensors is obscured by objects, such as other vehicles parked particularly wide or close to your vehicle.

Under these circumstances, as well as loss of functionality, reduced warning times may be experienced.

Clear exit detection is only active below the vehicle speed of 5 km/h (3 mph) and remains active for 3 minutes after the vehicle’s electrical system is switched off.