How To Use Jeep ParkSense Park Assist: Your Key To Effortless Parking!

How to Use Jeep ParkSense Park Assist

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Jeep’s ParkSense Park Assist and Active Park Assist systems enable drivers to maneuver their Jeep into tight parking spaces.

But they are only available as optional features on select models.

 

How To Use Jeep ParkSense Park Assist

 

ParkSense Front & Rear Park Assist provides visual and audible alerts to assist with perpendicular parking and is available as an option on all new Jeeps.

Both parallel and perpendicular parking scenarios are assisted by the more sophisticated ParkSense Active Park Assist, a semi-autonomous park assist system.

Jeep has evolved significantly from its origins as rugged off-roaders famous for traversing Second World War battlefields.

While modern Jeeps retain their ruggedness, they now offer a plethora of creature comforts and cutting-edge technology, including software designed to aid in parking maneuvers.

So, whether your Jeep is equipped with ParkSense Park Assist or ParkSense Active Park Assist, do you understand how they function?

Continue reading to delve into the workings of these innovative systems and discover how they simplify parking your Jeep.

 

 

How To Activate Jeep ParkSense Front & Rear Park Assist

 

To activate the ParkSense Park Assist, press the ParkSense switch located in the switch panel above the UConnect display.

A light will illuminate your instrument cluster, indicating that the system is engaged.

With the use of visual and audio signals, Jeep’s ParkSense Front & Rear Position Assist helps you position your Jeep away from recognized obstacles.

Here’s what to expect:

  • When reversing or moving forward into a parking space, an audible tone will sound every half second upon detecting an object.
  • The audible tone will increase in frequency until it becomes continuous as you approach the detected object.
  • Visual arc alerts will flash on your instrument cluster in conjunction with the audible alerts.
  • The rear sensors can detect objects from distances ranging from 12 inches to 79 inches, while the front sensors can detect objects from 12 inches to 47 inches away. If a potential collision is detected, the system will automatically apply the brakes to halt the maneuver when in reverse.

 

While Jeep’s ParkSense Park Assist is beneficial, it is not flawless.

Always remain vigilant for other obstacles, vehicles, pedestrians, animals, or any other potential hazards that could come into contact with your vehicle.

 

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Do All Jeeps Have ParkSense?

 

For the majority of new Jeep vehicles, including updated models of the following models, the ParkSense system is an optional feature: Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wagoneer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Renegade, and Jeep Compass.

Inquire with your dealer if the Jeep you are considering can be upgraded with ParkSense Front & Rear Park Assist.

 

How To Activate Jeep ParkSense Active Park Assist

 

Some Jeeps offer the option to upgrade to the Jeep ParkSense Active Park Assist system.

This semi-autonomous technology allows you to park your Jeep in a parallel or perpendicular place, at your discretion, with the driver still having control over gear changes, braking, and acceleration.

To make use of the ParkSense Active Park Assist technology while looking for a parking place, take the following actions:

  1. Activate the ParkSense Active Park Assist system by pressing the ParkSense switch above the UConnect display.
  2. Reduce your speed to less than 15 mph.
  3. The system will automatically search for a parking spot on the passenger side of the Jeep. You can set it to search on the driver’s side by activating the turn signal to the “left” position.
  4. Once a spot is detected, the ParkSense Active system will prompt you to maneuver into position for either a parallel or perpendicular spot.
  5. Once in position, the Active Park Assist will instruct you to release your hands from the steering wheel.
  6. If necessary, the system will then prompt you to shift into reverse.
  7. The Active Park Assist system will continue to guide you until the Jeep is safely parked in the selected spot.

 

 

To Exit A Parallel Parking Spot

 

While leaving a parallel parking space, the Jeep ParkSense Active Park Assist system does not assist with a perpendicular one.

To utilize the system for exiting a parallel spot, follow these steps:

  1. Activate the ParkSense system by pressing the switch above the UConnect system.
  2. Indicate the direction you want the Jeep to exit by using the turn signal.
  3. The system will then provide instructions for any necessary reverse or forward shifts to exit the space.

 

Use caution and be ready to take control of the Jeep at any time while utilizing the Active Park Assist or Jeep ParkSense Front & Rear Park Assist systems.

Remain vigilant for objects, pedestrians, children, animals, or other vehicles that the ParkSense system may not detect.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What Is The Assist Button On My Jeep?

 

Vehicles equipped with the Uconnect Access system have an ASSIST button on the rearview mirror.

Pressing it connects you directly to one of three crucial Uconnect Care centres, offering assistance and support.

These centres provide Uconnect Care, delivering in-vehicle support for the Uconnect Access System, Apps, and Features.

 

How Do I Know If My Car Has Hill Assist?

 

Test it out: Locate a suitable hill or slope, engage the parking brake, and then attempt to start moving forward without rolling backward when you release the brake pedal.

If your car is equipped with a hill start assist, it should automatically engage and hold the brakes momentarily to prevent rolling backward.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Jeep’s ParkSense Park Assist and Active Park Assist systems enable drivers to maneuver their Jeep into tight parking spaces, but they are only available as optional features on select models.

To activate the ParkSense Park Assist, press the ParkSense switch located above the UConnect display.

Visual and audible alerts guide the parking process, with the system automatically engaging the brakes if a collision is detected.

If considering a Jeep purchase, inquire with your dealer about upgrading to ParkSense Front & Rear Park Assist.

For those opting for the ParkSense Active Park Assist system, follow the provided steps to utilize this semi-autonomous feature for parking assistance.

Remember to exercise caution and be prepared to take control of the vehicle, especially when using any ParkSense feature.

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