Calibration Research Tips: Toyota/Lexus Intelligent Clearance Sonar System

Calibration Research Tips: Toyota/Lexus Intelligent Clearance Sonar System

While searching for information on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on an OEM repair information site, you may come across unique calibration procedures or events. These events can vary by year and model, even within a particular make. As the RTS team has been researching these systems, we have been identifying these atypical circumstances. In order to help you better understand them, we are putting together a series of articles that will help with the repair and calibration of ADAS. Let’s take a closer look at Toyota/Lexus intelligent clearance sonar (ICS) system.

You may notice a system called the intelligent clearance sonar on the Toyota/Lexus sales site or in the owner’s manual and service manual. This is listed as an additional park assist system that requires calibration after certain events. At first glance it may seem rather complex, however, it is less complicated than it seems.

The ICS is simply two separate systems combined in one suite. The systems used for this suite are:

  • Intuitive parking assist
  • Blind spot monitor/rear cross traffic alert

ICS uses the operations of these systems as well as their sensors. Both systems that make up the ICS are calibrated separately from each other. They are not calibrated together as one system.

This means that if the ICS is malfunctioning, or requires calibration, then the blind spot monitor system and the intuitive parking assist system calibration procedures would be used as needed.

It is essential to know what systems are on a vehicle, how they operate, and how they may interact with other systems.

It is important to always follow OEM procedures for repairs and calibration. Finding this information quickly and efficiently will contribute to a complete, safe, and quality repair.

For additional Toyota/Lexus information, check out the following pages:
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