Honda Civic: How to Set Auto Braking System

Many newer Honda Civic models come with an automatic braking system known as “Collision Mitigation Braking System” or CMBS. The system will warn you when a vehicle is too close. It has 3 stages.

  • Stage 1: Visual and sound warning, vibrating steering wheel.
  • Stage 2: Visual and sound warning and light braking.
  • Stage 3: Visual and sound warning and heavy braking.

You can change the settings for CMBS or disable it using these steps.

Change Distance Setting

  1. Set the vehicle in the Park (P) gear.
  2. Using the touch screen, select “Settings” > “Vehicle” > “Driver Assist System Setup” > “Forward Collision Warning Distance“.
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • Long
    • Normal
    • Short

 Enable or Disable CMBS

Press and hold the “CMBS OFF” button, located on the dash, to the left of the steering wheel. A beep will sound and the CMBS indicator light will remain lit until the system is enabled again.

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