Why is C-HR Toyota Safety Sense Calibration important?

Updated: Jul 19, 2020

One important safety feature that is often neglected is the Toyota Safety Sense System.

The C-HR’s Toyota safety sense protects the passengers inside the vehicle through the camera system near the rear view mirror and the radar system situated behind the emblem.

However this system usually requires a calibration after a windshield replacement or a collision involving the vehicle.

Picture below showing the latest Toyota safety Sense system with LTA (Lane Tracing Assist)

and was designed to reduce driver strain and increase convenience

The forward camera and millimeter-wave radar sensor has to sit precisely where factory intends it. If there is a replacement of windshield, suspension, a wheel alignment or vehicle body repair, this may cause the calibration to be off and will not work correctly even if you are not seeing a warning light.

Position and angle is important because the millimeter-wave radar sensor is supposed to “see” about 490 feet ahead of itself within a 20-degree horizontal plane and a 4-degree vertical one, which “pretty much covers the lane in front of you,

A misaligned camera or radar sensor could definitely endanger the system operation and may cause an accident or injury. As it is fully intergrated into the vehicle power and braking system.

The systems can malfunction without immediately creating a fault code or warning and often invisible to scan tools.

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