Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Honda Pilot

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by searching the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more detail than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Honda Pilot ADAS.

For 2019, the Pilot comes standard equipped with collision braking, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Also available on the Pilot are blind spot detection, side view (LaneWatch), rear view, park assist, and rear cross traffic. This means that there is a large array of cameras and sensors that collision repairers will need to be aware of, many of which will require calibrations. Information for when these calibrations are required can be found in the vehicle specific repair information, and also on the 2019 Honda Pilot OEM Calibration Requirements Search page.

Starting in the front of the vehicle, is the front radar. This sensor is located behind the Honda “H” grille emblem. The sensor is mounted to the radiator core support. This radar sensor sends information to the collision braking system and the adaptive cruise control system. Calibration is required for this sensor.

Located in the interior of the vehicle, in front of the rearview mirror is the forward-facing camera. This camera sends data to the lane keep and collision braking systems. Calibration is required for this camera according to the events listed in the repair manual.

In the passenger side mirror, is a side view camera. Unique to Honda, this camera looks in the lane next to the vehicle. The camera view lets the driver see if there is a vehicle in the blind spot when changing lanes. Calibration is required for this camera.

Behind the rear bumper cover are two radar sensors. There is one on each side, attached to the outer quarter panel. These sensors are used by the blind spot detection and rear cross traffic systems. Calibration is required for these sensors.

Finally, there is a camera located in the center bezel on the rear liftgate. This camera is for the rear view system. This camera will not require calibration.

For additional Honda information, check out the Honda OEM Information page.

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