Front end collision alert - Chevy Malibu Forum: Chevrolet Malibu Forums
Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center


ChevyMalibuForum.com is the premier Chevrolet Malibu Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
Wingr1800
CMF Rookie Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 12
Gallery: 0
Default Front end collision alert

I am trying to understand more about the front end colission alert on '13 LTZ. One guy at the dealership explained it as being a radar pulse (narrow beam) shooting straight ahead. It went off once on me while making a left turn from a stoplight. I was close to car in front of me but not really closing in fast. It went off once on my wife while coming up on a car, but she didn't think she was really too close. I have tried to set it off by tailgaiting a couple times (I know, not a real good idea), but it did not go off. The guy at the dealership said go out on highway and come up fast on someone (I think a worse idea). I just like to understand how things work, not just take for granted that it does.
Wingr1800 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
TSquare
CMF Junior Member
2011 Malibu LS
Gold Mist
 
TSquare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 28
Gallery: 2
Default Re: Front end collision alert

I'm not sure exactly how it works either, but I think it takes into account your speed and your closing speed with an object in front of you to set off the alarm. If you tail gate someone there is no closing speed so no alarm. I'm not sure about the "radar". I think it uses the windshield camera because a few times, when driving toward the setting sun, I get a false alert. I think it is caused by the sun blinding the camera.
__________________
2011 Malibu LS
Gold Mist
TSquare is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-12-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
mzodarg
CMF Senior Member
2013 Malibu 2LTZ
White Diamond
 
mzodarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SW OK
Posts: 376
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

Not sure what triggers it, I have it also and i did notice that there is a camera or sensor in the grill. Unclear if it's the FEC Camera/sensor. I believe the camera below the mirror is the lane camera.

It was weird/unexpected when the collision camera went off and the red light flashed up on the window.
__________________
2013 2LTZ-19"wheels-20/20 tint
White Diamond Tricoat
mzodarg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #4
Wingr1800
CMF Rookie Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 12
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

I do know the camera is behind the mirror and it's some kind of narrow radar beam.
It does sure get your attention when it does go off.
Wingr1800 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
mzodarg
CMF Senior Member
2013 Malibu 2LTZ
White Diamond
 
mzodarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SW OK
Posts: 376
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

Quote:
I do know the camera is behind the mirror and it's some kind of narrow radar beam.
It does sure get your attention when it does go off.
So what's the camera/sensor in the lower driver side grill? Any idea, could it be the lane drift?

Yeah mine shuts off the volume on the stereo flashes a red beam out of the dash on the windshield. Got my attention.

__________________
2013 2LTZ-19"wheels-20/20 tint
White Diamond Tricoat
mzodarg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
Chevrolet Customer Svc
Verified Chevy Representatives
 
Chevrolet Customer Svc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,324
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

According to the information I have available to me the Forward Collision Alert is a forward facing high resolution digital camera on the windshield that continuously monitors the proximity of the vehicles in front of the Malibu. It provides the driver with an audible and visual warning of potential collisions based on closing speeds. This can be engaged by pressing a button on the Cruise Control cluster. The driver can set the collision alert distance by steering wheel control on the right side.

Michelle, Chevrolet Customer Service
__________________

Available Monday-Friday

Chevrolet Customer Svc is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
mzodarg
CMF Senior Member
2013 Malibu 2LTZ
White Diamond
 
mzodarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SW OK
Posts: 376
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

And the one I have pictured is the ?? Thanks in advance.

Tre'
__________________
2013 2LTZ-19"wheels-20/20 tint
White Diamond Tricoat
mzodarg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 03:37 PM   #8
jmz768
CMF Senior Member
2013 2.5 LT
Silver
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 303
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzodarg View Post
And the one I have pictured is the ?? Thanks in advance.

Tre'
The lane departure warning system uses the rear camera if I remember correctly. No idea what the thing is that you posted a picture of, temperature sensor maybe?
jmz768 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
mzodarg
CMF Senior Member
2013 Malibu 2LTZ
White Diamond
 
mzodarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: SW OK
Posts: 376
Gallery: 0
Default Re: Front end collision alert

Yeah, I'm lost it looks like a camera up close, I'm interested to know.
__________________
2013 2LTZ-19"wheels-20/20 tint
White Diamond Tricoat
mzodarg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
ChevyMalibu-Rum09
CMF Junior Member
2013 Malibu 1LTZ
Crystal Red Tint
 
ChevyMalibu-Rum09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 63
Gallery: 1
Garage
Default Re: Front end collision alert

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzodarg View Post
So what's the camera/sensor in the lower driver side grill? Any idea, could it be the lane drift?

Yeah mine shuts off the volume on the stereo flashes a red beam out of the dash on the windshield. Got my attention.

This is the front end camera that monitors the cars in front at higher speeds. I've seen the same type on the 2012 Dodge Charger and when used, I was able to program it to 3 car lengths. When I used it, I set the Cruise Control button at 75 MPH and I was able to maintain the same speed as the car in front of me, regardless of the speed of the car in front of me. It worked flawlessly for me on the Charger, as the car slowed down, so did the Charger. If the car sped up, the Charger sped up with it (within 3 car lengths) but will not exceed 75MPH, since I selected that speed when I first selected it. I don't know if it does the same for the Malibu, but ... I assume it works pretty much in the same fashion but then again ... I wouldn't know because I don't that option on my 2013 LTZ.
__________________


2013 Chevy Malibu 1LTZ

Ext Color: Red Crystal Tint
Int Color: Black Leather


Installed Options:
11 Speaker System

4 - 6 1/2 Kickers
2 - 6 x 9 Kickers
2 - OEM Tweeters
1 - OEM Center Speaker
2 - Kenwood Subs (Enclosed)
2 - Amps

4 - Tinted Window Rain Guards
HID 6000K - Headlights
HID 3000K - Fog lights
20% Tints All Around
Chrome Door Handles
ChevyMalibu-Rum09 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Malibu Forum: Chevrolet Malibu Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil change alert on after changing oil! Any thoughts? joejoephoto Problems/Service Issues/Troubleshooting (Generation 7) 5 07-30-2012 06:53 AM
Razzi Front lip CDOCTORMAN3 Modifications (Generation 7) 0 02-17-2010 05:50 AM
Fake alert virus lurking in forum? TonyBu Off-Topic Discussion 4 11-24-2009 08:59 PM
Spam Alert Pizza Man Forum Announcements 24 09-27-2008 10:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
The Chevy Malibu Logo, Chevy Malibu Typeface and Chevy Logo are Trademark General Motors. We are in no way affiliated with General Motors, we are simply an enthusiasts' site.