Buick Encore Owners & Service Manuals

Buick Encore: Rear Vision Camera (RVC)

The RVC can assist when backing up by displaying a view of the area behind the vehicle.


The camera(s) do not display children, pedestrians, bicyclists, crossing traffic, animals, or any other object outside of the cameras' field of view, below the bumper, or under the vehicle.

Shown distances may be different from actual distances. Do not drive or park the vehicle using only these camera(s). Always check behind and around the vehicle before driving. Failure to use proper care may result in injury, death, or vehicle damage.

An image appears on the infotainment display when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).

The previous screen displays when the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse) after a short delay. To return to the previous screen sooner, press any button on the infotainment display, shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle speed of approximately 12 km/h (8 mph).

Symbols and Guidelines

The RVC may have a guideline overlay that can help you align the vehicle when backing into a parking spot. Select the guidance lines button on the camera screen to enable or disable the guidance lines, or see Vehicle Personalization

The RVC system may have a feature that lets you view Park Assist symbols on the infotainment screen while using the RVC. The Rear Park Assist (RPA) system must not be disabled to use the caution symbols. The error message Rear Park Assist Symbols Unavailable may display if RPA has been disabled and the symbols have been turned on. See Park Assist

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

On vehicles with the RCTA, a warning triangle with a left or right pointing arrow may appear on the infotainment display to warn of traffic coming from the left or the right. Three beeps will sound from the speaker on that side. This system detects objects coming from up to 20m (65 ft) from the left or right side behind the vehicle. The RCTA system will not work properly if ice, snow, mud, or anything else builds up on the rear bumper sensors.

Rear Vision Camera Location

Rear Vision Camera Location

The camera is above the license plate.

The area displayed by the camera is limited.

It does not display objects that are close to either corner or under the bumper and can vary depending on vehicle orientation or road conditions. Displayed images may be closer or farther than they appear.

The following illustrations show the field of view that the camera provides.

Rear Vision Camera Location

  1. View Displayed by the Camera

Rear Vision Camera Location

  1. View Displayed by the Camera
  2. Corner of the Rear Bumper

When the System Does Not Seem To Work Properly

The RVC may not work properly or display a clear image if:

  • It is dark.
  • The sun or the beam of headlamps is shining directly into the camera lens.
  • Ice, snow, mud, or anything else builds up on the camera lens.

    Clean the lens, rinse it with water, and wipe it with a soft cloth.

  • The back of the vehicle is in a crash. The position and mounting angle of the camera can change or the camera can be affected. Be sure to have the camera and its position and mounting angle checked at your dealer.
  • There are extreme temperature changes.


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