Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

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 using the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more details than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus.

For 2019, the Lincoln Nautilus has standard collision warning, collision braking, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, adaptive lighting, park assist, 360° camera view, and rear view systems. 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 Lincoln Nautilus OEM Calibration Requirements Search page.

Located in the front bumper are six ultrasonic sensors. There are an additional six ultrasonic sensors located in the rear bumper. These sensors are used by the park assist system. There are several events that will make calibration necessary for these sensors. The procedure for these sensors is a static calibration.

Behind the front bumper, below the bumper reinforcement, is a radar sensor. This sensor sends information to the collision warning and collision braking systems, as well as the adaptive cruise control system. Calibration will be required for this sensor after certain events. The procedure for this sensor is a static calibration.

Located just below the Lincoln emblem in the grille is the front camera that is part of the 360° camera view system. This four-camera system also has cameras located on the bottom of each exterior side mirror. A final camera is located in the center of the liftgate. There are several events that will make calibration necessary for these cameras. The procedure for these cameras is a static calibration.

In front of the rearview mirror, attached to the windshield, is a forward-facing camera. This camera sends data to the collision warning and collision braking systems, as well as the lane departure warning/lane keep assist (LDW/LKA) systems. There are several events that make calibration necessary for this camera. This is a dynamic calibration procedure.

Located behind the rear bumper cover, there is a radar sensor on each corner of the vehicle. The sensors are mounted to the lower quarter panel directly below the tail lamps. These sensors are used by the blind spot detection and rear cross traffic systems. Calibration is not required, however, if the sensor is replaced, information needs to be downloaded using a scan tool to program the new sensor.

This is just a brief overview of some of the different required procedures for the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus. Always consult the OEM repair information to get the exact information and procedures required to service the ADAS.

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

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