Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual / SAFETY / AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS / Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation — If Equipped

Jeep Wrangler: AUXILIARY DRIVING SYSTEMS / Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation — If Equipped

The FCW with Mitigation system provides the driver with audible warnings, visual warnings (within the instrument cluster display), and may apply a haptic warning in the form of a brake jerk, to warn the driver when it detects a potential frontal collision. The warnings are intended to provide the driver with enough time to react, avoid or mitigate the potential collision.


FCW monitors the information from the forward looking sensors as well as Electronic Brake Controller (EBC), to calculate the probability of a forward collision. When the system determines that a forward collision is probable, the driver will be provided with audible and visual warnings as well as a possible haptic warning in the form of a brake jerk.

If the driver does not take action based upon these progressive warnings, then the system will provide a limited level of active braking to help slow the vehicle and mitigate the potential forward collision. If the driver reacts to the warnings by braking and the system determines that the driver intends to avoid the collision by braking but has not applied sufficient brake force, the system will compensate and provide additional brake force as required.

If a FCW with Mitigation event begins at a speed below 32 mph (52 km/h), the system may provide the maximum braking possible to mitigate the potential forward collision. If the Forward Collision Warning with Mitigation event stops the vehicle completely, the system will hold the vehicle at standstill for two seconds and then release the brakes.

Jeep Wrangler. Forward Collision Warning (FCW) With Mitigation — If Equipped

FCW Message

When the system determines a collision with the vehicle in front of you is no longer probable, the warning message will be deactivated.


  • The minimum speed for FCW activation is 3 mph (5 km/h).
  • The FCW alerts may be triggered on objects other than vehicles such as guard rails or sign posts based on the course prediction. This is expected and is a part of normal FCW activation and functionality.
  • It is unsafe to test the FCW system. To prevent such misuse of the system, after four Active Braking events within a key cycle, the Active Braking portion of FCW will be deactivated until the next key cycle.
  • The FCW system is intended for on-road use only. If the vehicle is taken off-road, the FCW system should be deactivated to prevent unnecessary warnings to the surroundings.
  • FCW may not react to irrelevant objects such as overhead objects, ground reflections, objects not in the path of the vehicle, stationary objects that are far away, oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or higher rate of speed.
  • FCW will be disabled like ACC, with the unavailable screens.


Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect every type of potential collision. In rare situations, the system may react to surrounding objects such as tunnels, bridges, guard rails etc. The driver has the responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the vehicle via braking, steering, and acceleration. Unintended braking reactions can always be overridden by pressing down hard on the accelerator. Failure to follow this warning could lead to serious injury or death.

Blind Spot Alert Off

When the BSM system is turned off there will be no visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP systems. NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating mode when the vehicle is shut off...

Turning FCW On Or Off

The FCW button is located in the Uconnect display in the control settings. To turn the FCW system on, press the forward collision button once. To turn the FCW system off, press the forward collision button once...

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Turn Signals. Lane Change Assist — If Equipped

Turn Signals

Move the multifunction lever up or down to activate the turn signals. The arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show proper operation.


If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.

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