If you’re getting an FCW system error alert, it’s most likely due to severe weather conditions. In the owner’s manual, Honda states that the FCW system can give a false warning in rain, fog, snow or extreme heat. You should stop and switch off the engine if it is safe to do so.
If you see the FCW system error message, the first thing to do is stop the engine. After stopping the engine, wait a few minutes and then restart it. This usually resets the system and clears the error message.
If your vehicle is driving faster than 20 km/h, the FCW notes the distance between you and the vehicle in front. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, the FWC will warn you with light and sound.
Hard weather can cause your vehicle to give a false warning of an approaching accident. In extreme weather conditions, it is important to be extra careful when driving. However, if your FCW system does not notify you, stop and turn off your engine as soon as possible.
A forward collision warning system uses sensors in your vehicle to scan the road ahead for obstacles such as other vehicles, fixed objects and even pedestrians. As you drive, FCW measures the speed and distance of your vehicle and objects around you.
The manual sez: “Forward Collision Warning OFF This light warns the driver of a possible collision with the vehicle ahead and prompts the driver to take action to avoid the collision. For For more information, see “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding Your Vehicle’s Capabilities.”
The sensor is located behind the bottom grille. If there are no visible obstacles on the bumper, it may be necessary to wipe the radar directly on the surface after removing the radar cover. It is recommended that your authorized dealer perform this process.
If the brakes are not applied or other evasive action is taken and a collision appears likely, the system warns the driver with visual and audible warnings. FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a specific object; Accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors.
When the Accord approaches a vehicle in front, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) monitors the speed of the Accord and the closing distance of the vehicle in front.
Turn FCW on or off
The forward collision button is located on the switch panel below the Uconnect display. To turn off the FCW system, press the forward collision button once to turn off the system (LED lights up).
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The reversing camera: Ice, snow, salt and dirt can get dirty and render it unusable. Think of the cameras in the grille, under your side mirrors and in the back that power a 360-degree vision system. Ice, snow and salt can often stick to them, rendering them unusable.
Parking and collision sensors wobble.
Some sensors for parking assist and collision avoidance systems are located in the bumper covers. When packed with ice and snow, they can cause warning lights to flash and bells or buzzers to play an uncomfortable tune in your ears.