2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 136

Ultrasonic Rear Parking
Assist (URPA)
Your vehicle may be equipped with Ultrasonic Rear
Parking Assist (URPA). URPA is designed to help you
park while in REVERSE (R) and operates only at speeds
less than 3 mph (5 km/h). URPA can help you avoid
colliding with objects such as parked vehicles. The
system can detect objects 5 feet (1.5 m) behind your
vehicle and tell you how close those objects are to your
rear bumper.
The URPA display is located inside the vehicle,
above the rear window. It has three color-coded lights
that can be seen through the rearview mirror or by
turning around.
{CAUTION:
Even with the Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist
system, the driver must check carefully before
backing up. The system does not operate
above typical backing speeds of 3 mph
(5 km/h) while parking. And, the system does
not detect objects that are more than 5 feet
(1.5 meters) behind the vehicle.
So, unless you check carefully behind you
before and when you back up, you could strike
children, pedestrians, bicyclists or pets behind
you, and they could be injured or killed.
Whether or not you are using rear park assist,
always check carefully behind your vehicle
before you back up and then watch closely as
you do.
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2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual Summary of Content

Ultrasonic Rear ParkingAssist (URPA)Your vehicle may be equipped with Ultrasonic RearParking Assist (URPA). URPA is designed to help youpark while in REVERSE (R) and operates only at speedsless than 3 mph (5 km/h). URPA can help you avoidcolliding with objects such as parked vehicles. Thesystem can detect objects 5 feet (1.5 m) behind yourvehicle and tell you how close those objects are to yourrear bumper.The URPA display is located inside the vehicle,above the rear window. It has three color-coded lightsthat can be seen through the rearview mirror or byturning around.{CAUTION:Even with the Ultrasonic Rear Park Assistsystem, the driver must check carefully beforebacking up. The system does not operateabove typical backing speeds of 3 mph(5 km/h) while parking. And, the system doesnot detect objects that are more than 5 feet(1.5 meters) behind the vehicle.So, unless you check carefully behind youbefore and when you back up, you could strikechildren, pedestrians, bicyclists or pets behindyou, and they could be injured or killed.Whether or not you are using rear park assist,always check carefully behind your vehiclebefore you back up and then watch closely asyou do.3-22