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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) (Some models)

Mazda 6 Owners Manual / When Driving / i-ACTIVSENSE / Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) (Some models)

Your vehicle is equipped with a Forward Sensing Camera (FSC). The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is positioned near the rearview mirror and used by the following systems.


The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) determines the conditions ahead of the vehicle while traveling at night and detects traffic lanes. The distance in which the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) can detect objects varies depending on the surrounding conditions.

WARNING

Do not modify the suspension:

If the vehicle height or inclination is changed, the system will not be able to correctly detect vehicles ahead. This will result in the system not operating normally or mistakenly operating, which could cause a serious accident.

CAUTION

  • Be careful not to scratch the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens or allow it to get dirty.
  • Do not remove the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) cover.
  • Do not place objects on the dashboard which reflect light.
  • Always keep the windshield glass around the camera clean by removing dirt or fogging.
  • Use the windshield defroster to remove fogging on the windshield.
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding cleaning the interior side of the windshield around the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer before performing repairs around the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC).
  • The Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is installed to the windshield. Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer for windshield repair and replacement.
  • When cleaning the windshield, do not allow glass cleaners or similar cleaning fluids to get on the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens. In addition, do not touch the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) lens.
  • When performing repairs around the rearview mirror, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
  • Consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer regarding cleaning of the camera lens.
  • Do not hit or apply strong force to the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or the area around it. If the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is severely hit or if there are cracks or damage caused by flying gravel or debris in the area around it, stop using the following systems and consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.
    • High Beam Control System (HBC)
    • Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) & Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
    • Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)
    • Smart City Brake Support (SCBS)
    • Smart Brake Support (SBS)
  • The direction in which the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) is pointed has been finely adjusted. Do not change the installation position of the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or remove it. Otherwise, it could result in damage or malfunction.

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