Why am I seeing frequent "Watch the road" warnings while using Lincoln ActiveGlide*?

Your 2022 through 2024 model year Lincoln Navigator uses a driver-facing camera and infrared lighting to track your driving awareness as part of Lincoln ActiveGlide. Your camera is located between the steering column and the instrument panel, as shown below.

Location of driver-facing camera

If you experience frequent "Watch the road" warnings while using ActiveGlide, possible reasons they occur and recommended actions you can take to help are listed below.

Possible reasons for the warning

  • Pre-existing eye conditions such as eye misalignment
  • Facial features covered by a mask, hat or other items
  • Changing lighting conditions
  • Not being in the field of view of the camera
  • Positioning or tilting yourself to one side
  • Moving around extensively
  • Wearing glasses or sunglasses that are too dark or reflective

Recommended actions

  • Ensure the driver-facing camera has a clear view of your face.
  • Remove facial coverings.
  • Raise the seating position.
  • Lower the steering column.
  • Avoid leaning the seat back.
  • Use sunglasses that are not dark, reflective or infrared-blocking.
  • Ensure your hands, arms or other objects are not obscuring the driver-facing camera.

Additional Information

What is Lincoln ActiveGlide?


*Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. ActiveGlide is a hands-free highway driving feature. Only remove hands from the steering wheel when in Hands-Free Blue Zones. ActiveGlide requires Built-In Navigation and comes with a complimentary three-year trial. Always watch the road and be prepared to resume control of the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner’s Manual for details and limitations. Requires regular map updates, LincolnWay™ App, and modem activation.

The Lincoln Way App, compatible with select smartphones, is available via download. Message and data rates may apply.