2020 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual - Driver Assistance Systems

Driver Assistance Systems

This vehicle may have features that work together to help avoid crashes or reduce crash damage while driving, backing, and parking. Read this entire section before using these systems.

Audible Alert

Some driver assistance features alert the driver of obstacles by beeping. To change the volume of the warning chime, see“Comfort and Convenience” under Vehicle Personalization 0 120.


Depending on vehicle options, keep these areas of the vehicle clean to ensure the best driver assistance feature performance. Driver Information Center (DIC) messages may display when the systems are unavailable or blocked.

    Front and rear bumpers and the area below the bumpers
    Front grille and headlamps
    Front camera lens in the front grille or near the front emblem
    Front side and rear side panels
    Outside of the windshield in front of the rearview mirror
    Side camera lens on the bottom of the outside mirrors
    Rear side corner bumpers
    Rear Vision Camera above the license plate

Radio Frequency

This vehicle may be equipped with driver assistance systems that operate using radio frequency. See Radio Frequency Statement 0 343.

If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera (RVC) and Rear Park Assist (RPA) may help the driver park or avoid objects. Always check around the vehicle when parking or backing.

Rear Vision Camera (RVC)

When the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse), the RVC displays an image of the area behind the vehicle in the infotainment display. The previous screen displays when the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse) after a short delay. To return to the previous screen sooner, press any button on the infotainment system, shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle speed of approximately 12 km/h (8 mph). Select the guidance lines button on the infotainment display to turn guidance lines on or off.

The RVC is under the tailgate handle. The RVC will not work properly if the tailgate is down.

    View Displayed by the Camera

    View Displayed by the Camera
    Corners of the Rear Bumper

Displayed images may be farther or closer than they appear. The area displayed is limited and objects that are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper do not display.

A warning triangle may display to show that RPA has detected an object. This triangle changes from amber to red and increases in size the closer the object.

Hitch Guidance

This feature displays a single, centered guideline on the camera display to assist with aligning a vehicle’s hitch ball with a trailer coupler. Select the trailer guidance line button, then align the trailer guidance line over the trailer coupler. Continuously steer the vehicle to keep the guidance line centered on the coupler when backing. RVC Park Assist overlays will not display when the trailer guidance line is active. Hitch Guidance is only available in Standard View.

To check the trailer when in a forward gear above 12 km/h

(8 mph), touch CAMERA on the infotainment display to view the rear camera. Touch X to exit the view or it will be removed automatically after eight seconds.

Park Assist

With RPA, as the vehicle backs up at speeds of less than 8 km/h (5 mph), the sensors on the rear bumper may detect objects up to

    m (8 ft) behind the vehicle within a zone 25 cm (10 in) high off the ground and below bumper level. These detection distances may be shorter during warmer or humid weather.

Blocked sensors will not detect objects and can also cause false detections. Keep the sensors clean of mud, dirt, snow, ice, and slush; and clean sensors after a car wash in freezing temperatures.

The instrument cluster may have a park assist display with bars that show“distance to object” and object location information for RPA. As the object gets closer, more bars light up and the bars change color from yellow to amber to red.

When an object is first detected in the rear, one beep will be heard from the rear. When an object is very close, <0.6 m (2 ft) in the vehicle rear, continuous beeps will sound from the rear.

RPA can be turned on and off. See

Vehicle Personalization 0 120. Turn off RPA when towing a trailer.

If equipped, the FCA system may help to avoid or reduce the harm caused by front-end crashes. When approaching a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA provides a red flashing alert on the windshield, and rapidly beeps. FCA also lights an amber visual alert if following another vehicle much too closely.

FCA detects vehicles within a distance of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and operates at speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph).

FCA can be disabled with either the FCA steering wheel control or,

if equipped, through vehicle personalization. See“Collision/ Detection Systems” under Vehicle Personalization 0 120.

FCA warnings will not occur unless the FCA system detects a vehicle ahead. When a vehicle is detected, the vehicle ahead indicator will

display green. Vehicles may not be detected on curves, highway exit ramps, or hills, due to poor visibility; or if a vehicle ahead is partially blocked by pedestrians or other objects. FCA will not detect another vehicle ahead until it is completely in the driving lane.

Collision Alert

When your vehicle approaches another detected vehicle too rapidly, the red lights will flash on the windshield. Also, eight rapid

high-pitched beeps will sound from the front. When this Collision Alert occurs, the brake system may prepare for driver braking to occur more rapidly which can cause a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to apply the brake pedal as needed. Cruise control may be disengaged when the Collision Alert occurs.

Tailgating Alert

The vehicle ahead indicator will display amber when you are following a detected vehicle ahead much too closely.

The Collision Alert control is on the steering wheel. Press [ to set the FCA timing to Far, Medium, Near, or Off. The first button press shows the current setting on the DIC. Additional button presses will change this setting. The chosen

setting will remain until it is changed and will affect the timing of both the Collision Alert and the Tailgating Alert features. The timing of both alerts will vary based on vehicle speed. The faster the vehicle speed, the farther away the alert will occur. Consider traffic and weather conditions when selecting the alert timing. The range of selectable alert timing may not be appropriate for all drivers and driving conditions.

FCA may provide unnecessary alerts for turning vehicles, vehicles in other lanes, objects that are not

vehicles, or shadows. These alerts are normal operation and the vehicle does not need service.

If the FCA system does not seem to operate properly, this may correct the issue:

    Clean the outside of the windshield in front of the rearview mirror.
    Clean the entire front of the vehicle.
    Clean the headlamps.

If equipped, LDW may help avoid crashes due to unintentional lane departures. It may provide an alert if the vehicle is crossing a lane marking without using a turn signal in that direction. LDW uses a camera sensor to detect the lane markings at speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or greater.

The LDW camera sensor is on the windshield ahead of the rearview mirror.

To turn LDW on and off, press @ on the center stack. The control indicator will light when LDW is on.

When LDW is on, @ is green if LDW is available to warn of a lane departure. If the vehicle crosses a detected lane marking without using the turn signal in that direction, @ changes to amber and flashes.

Additionally, there will be three beeps on the right or left, depending on the lane departure direction.

The system may not detect lanes as well when there are:

    Close vehicles ahead.
    Sudden lighting changes, such as when driving through tunnels.
    Banked roads.

If the LDW system is not functioning properly when lane markings are clearly visible, cleaning the windshield may help.

LDW alerts may occur due to tar marks, shadows, cracks in the road, temporary or construction lane markings, or other road imperfections. This is normal system

operation; the vehicle does not need service. Turn LDW off if these conditions continue.

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