The addition of an eyesight feature in the Subaru Outback made it safer for long tours. You can turn it on while passing through the smooth terrain roads in heavy traffic to reduce the chances of accidents.
Why is Subaru Outback Eyesight Turned Off by Itself? According to our experience, the Subaru Outback eyesight can be turned Off by itself due to poor visibility, rainy weather, road construction, the presence of oil on the windshield, and sunlight. The improper connection of the wires, obstacles, and artificial street lights affect its lens and turns it off. It is better to turn it back ON and reset the eyesight for a safe journey.
The camera present in the rear of the front windshield scans the roads and helps the driver to manage the speed. Moreover, this advanced feature decreases the speed when a vehicle comes in front of your SUV.
- 1 What is Subaru Outback Eyesight?
- 2 What Causes Subaru Outback eyesight to turn off by itself?
- 3 How do I turn my Subaru Outback Eyesight back ON?
- 4 How do you reset the eyesight on a Subaru outback?
What is Subaru Outback Eyesight?
The company installed the eyesight feature in Subaru to assist the drivers during the journey. It consists of dual-color cameras that use the battery’s power and provide information from the front view.
You can maintain the distance of your SUV with the front vehicle by using adaptive cruise control eyesight.
The vision reduces the chances of damage by reducing the power from the engine using the throttle management feature.
It keeps your position on the road and warns you if you sway from your lane. The manufacturer connected the camera with the engine control, dynamic control module, and transmission control to apply pre-collision braking and other safety features.
What Causes Subaru Outback eyesight to turn off by itself?
Eyesight is the new technology in the vehicle, but sometimes it does not work correctly due to the following reasons.
Rainy weather and sunlight
Many people like to travel in the rain and take their SUVs to enjoy nature. When the rain falls on the front windshield, it leaves marks on the mirror.
The precipitation reduces the functionality of cameras to provide a clear image for safety control. It will turn off by itself in the presence of excessive precipitation.
Sometimes driving the Subaru in sunlight during the summer season is not suitable for the safety features. This is because the radiations present in the sunlight penetrate from the windshield and affect the camera’s lens.
Furthermore, it reduces the ability of the lenses to reflect light; it becomes sensitive and is turned off automatically.
You can remove the precipitation using a defroster and turn on the camera. Check the lenses and their reflection power for safe driving before going on a trip.
Road construction and bumpy roads
Sometimes you have to pass from the construction site to reach your destination. This is because different machines work on the construction site and blow the dust around.
When you drive on this road, the dust gathers on the windshield and lowers the visibility of the path. Driving more than a few minutes in a dusty region turned off the vision.
Similarly, driving on bumpy and uneven roads affect the vision and increases the chances of damage to the vehicle.
The vibration occurs when you drive on the bumpy road, ultimately lose the battery’s wire connection. The camera will turn off when its wires become damaged due to the continuous shaking of the SUV.
The cameras of the Subaru Outback work as eyes and scan the front path according to its limit. It provides authentic information and uses the emergency features if the front view is visible.
The presence of fog outside the SUV decreases the visibility of the roads and makes it unable to detect the other vehicle. one of my friends took his SUV to the hilly areas to enjoy the snowfall.
The snow started to gather on the windshield and decreased the vision. It decreases the visibility up to 0% when the heavy snow gathered on the SUV and turns off the eyesight.
You can turn it on after removing the snow and clear the fog from the mirror. It automatically turns on when you restart the engine.
Damaged windshield wipers
The wipers working in the rain and snowfall provide a clear view of the camera present in the rear of the front windshield. It will turn on when it detects the fog, rain, and snow on the mirror.
Moreover, the low level of electrolytes in the battery, low-quality wires to supply power to the wipers, and accidents reduce its working.
It will result in the blurry vision of the camera and increases the chances of collisions with the other vehicle during driving in foggy weather.
It is better to take your vehicle to the workshop to replace the faulty wiper with the new one.
The cameras present in the Subaru outback detect the indication colors of the roads and keep the vehicle in the lane. However, the camera cannot identify the lane and borders when you drive it on colorless roads.
Sometimes you pass through the colorless road that does not have black and white patches for indications. This type of road does not provide information about the road’s width and division of lanes.
This feature will turn off when you drive your vehicle on this path for a long time. This safety feature is suitable for highways and heavy traffic to avoid accidents and injuries.
Sensitive manufacturing material
The eyesight of the SUV consists of two cameras and lenses surrounded y plastic material.
One of the owners complains about the damage to the protective covering of the lenses that ultimately affect the vehicle’s vision.
The use of sensitive manufacturing material gets damaged when it comes in contact with other things. Moreover, the children sitting on the front passenger seat touch the cameras and try to rotate ut.
The forceful rotation of the eyesight damages the protective covering and turns it off. You can replace it with a high-quality new body to keep it on for a safe journey.
The company installed this new and innovative technology for the ease of drivers, especially in emergencies. The wire connects the device to the vehicle’s battery, engine, and transmission.
Sometimes it turns off due to the improper connection of the wires with the terminal of the battery. It works when you start the engine and suddenly turn it off due to the loss of connection.
In addition, the wires melt due to the excessive heat near the engine and cause a spark. You can replace the burnt wire and reset the battery connection by taking your vehicle to the workshop.
Obstacles and artificial lights
Many owners of the Subaru decorate it according to their taste and the availability of the decoration ornaments in the market. For example, some people like to hang small key chains, balls, and toys inside the vehicle.
It touches the eyesight and damages its surface when hanging some metallic decoration pieces near it. In addition, it hits the camera continuously when you drive the SUV on bumpy roads.
It will result in scratches on the lens and suddenly turn the vision feature off. Similarly, the high intensity of the street lights affects the vehicle’s vision.
The rays of the street light fall on the windshield and reflect. It penetrates from the glass and reaches the lens when it has high intensity.
Its lens is sensitive to artificial lights and will turn off this feature. Therefore, updating the lens according to your driving region is better if you want to keep the eyesight ON.
The oil particles are present in the atmosphere near the oil factory. Moreover, oil splashes fall on the vehicle when it leaks from the oil tanks.
The oil tank leakage on the highway leaves a lot of oil on the road. The other vehicle passes by, leaving splashes of oil on your SUV.
It causes blurry vision and lowers the visibility of the road. In addition, the oil particles will reflect the rays of the light to the lens, turning off.
How do I turn my Subaru Outback Eyesight back ON?
You can turn the eyesight of your SUV ON by simply turning on the engine. When the vision turns off by any cause, you should turn off the engine and restart it.
When you rotate the key in the ignition, it starts the vehicle and turns on the safety feature. If still it does not on, you can try the other method.
Its automatic tuning off will illuminate the indicator light on the panel. Press the switch, hold it for 2 seconds and leave. It will turn off the pre-collision and throttle management.
Again press the button for 2 seconds, leave and see the indicator light. Sometimes you need to do it 2 to 3 times to turn ON the Subaru Outback’s eyesight.
How do you reset the eyesight on a Subaru outback?
It is better to reset the eyesight of the vehicle when it is turned off by itself or due to a connection problem. In addition, the update in the vehicle’s software also requires the resetting of the advanced features.
Search the menu and scroll down to the setting. Press the setting bar and scroll down to the advanced features. You will see its option and press this to open its details.
Press the button to reset and wait until it starts. It will reboot the system and turn ON the eyesight of the SUV.