How to change Pre-Collision assist sensitivity on Ford F-150

Your Ford F-150 may have a feature, that if it senses a potential collision in front of you, can help you react more quickly to reduce the effects of unavoidable accidents.

Ford F-150, 13th generation – (photo by Ford)

The forward collision warning with brake support, uses a radar sensor to detect slower moving vehicles traveling in the same direction as you and warns you if you’re rapidly approaching them.


If this happens, a red warning light will illuminate on your windshield and the warning chime will sound. If you don’t react after the alert and continue to get closer to the other vehicle, the system will pre-charge your breaks for rapid breaking. So, they can respond faster once you do press your brake pedal.

Once your brakes have been pre-charged, even if you press them lightly, they’ll apply full stopping power to help stop you quickly.

Change alert sensitivity

  1. Using the five way switch on your steering wheel, from the Settings menu, scroll to Pre-Collision.
  2. Then select Alert Sensitivity.
  3. And then select High, Normal, or Low.
  4. A lower setting will send fewer warnings, while a higher setting with give earlier, more frequent warnings.

Turn off Pre-Collision assist

If you’re using a snowplow or have any other object attached to the front of the vehicle, it’s recommended to turn the collision warning feature off.

  1. You can disable pre-collision alerts completely by going to Settings.
  2. Then select Pre-Collision from the list.
  3. Then select Warn-ON and choose Off.
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