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AUTO HIGH BEAM ASSIST (AHBA)

WARNING

The Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA) system cannot be relied upon to activate or deactivate high beam in all possible circumstances. The driver remains responsible for the correct use of the headlights at all times. Incorrect use of the headlights may lead to an accident, resulting serious injuries or death.

WARNING

Make sure that the forward-facing sensors, located in front of the rear-view mirror, are not blocked or obstructed. Incorrect operation of the forward-facing sesnors may lead to an accident, resulting serious injuries or death.

The AHBA system automatically selects and deselects high beam, under specific conditions of road lighting and in the absence of other vehicle lights. The system is only active when the ambient light drops below a predetermined level.

For the AHBA system to become operational, the lighting control must be in the AUTO position with dipped beam headlights selected.

The instrument panel warning lamp illuminates when AHBA is selected. See AUTO HIGH BEAM ASSIST (AHBA) (GREEN).

AHBA activates automatically once the vehicle's speed reaches 25 mph (40 km/h) and the camera does not detect an urban environment. AHBA automatically deactivates when the vehicle's speed drops to 15 mph (24 km/h), when ambient light exceeds a predetermined level or when the gear selector is in Reverse (R).

The driver can disable and re-enable the AHBA system, at any time, as follows:

  1. Select Exterior lighting in the Vehicle settings menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

  2. Select Headlights-High Beam.

  3. Select Auto High Beam ON or OFF.

Pull and release the lighting control to manually override from AHBA to dipped beam. Push the lighting control and hold for more than one second to return to AHBA. The instrument panel warning lamp illuminates. See AUTO HIGH BEAM ASSIST (AHBA) (GREEN).

Push and release the lighting control to manually select normal high beam. Push the lighting control and hold for more than one second to return to AHBA.

Rotate the lighting control to dipped beam to switch the AHBA system off.

The following may affect the operation of the AHBA system:

  • Highly reflective road signs.

  • Dimly lit road users, e.g., cyclists or pedestrians.

  • Adverse weather conditions, e.g., rain or fog.

  • A dirty or obscured sensor.

  • A dirty, damaged, or misted windscreen.

  • Oncoming vehicles, partially obscured by a central highway barrier.

  • An icy or frosted windscreen.