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BLIND SPOT MONITOR

WARNING

The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the exterior and rear-view mirrors. The system may not function under all speeds, weather and road conditions.

Please note that the BSM may not be able to give adequate warning of vehicles approaching very quickly from behind or vehicles that are being passed rapidly.

The BSM may not be able to detect all vehicles and may also detect objects, such as roadside barriers, etc. Drive safely at all times and use the exterior and rear-view mirrors to avoid accidents.

The radar sensors may be impaired by rain, snow, or road spray. This may affect the system's ability to reliably detect a vehicle/object within the blind spot.

WARNING

The driver should not assume that the BSM will correct errors of judgement in driving.

CAUTION

Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumpers, that may interfere with the radar sensors.

NOTES

Make sure that the warning indicators in the exterior mirrors are not obscured by stickers or other objects.

The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system monitors a zone that covers the area adjacent to the vehicle, that is not easily visible by the driver and is designed to help identify any object passing the vehicle.

The system uses a radar on each side of the vehicle to help identify any passing vehicle/object within the blind spot area of the vehicle, while disregarding other objects which may be stationary or traveling in the opposite direction, etc.

If an object is identified by the system as being a passing vehicle/object, an amber warning icon (1) illuminates in the relevant exterior mirror, to alert the driver that there is a potential hazard in the vehicle's blind spot and, therefore, that a lane change might be dangerous.

The radar monitors the area extending from the exterior mirror rearwards, to approximately 20 feet (6 meters) behind the rear wheels, and up to 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) from the side of the vehicle (the width of a typical highway lane).

NOTES

The system covers an area of a fixed lane width. If the lanes are narrower than a typical highway lane, objects traveling in non-adjacent lanes may be detected.

The BSM automatically switches on and becomes active when the vehicle is traveling at more than 6 mph (10 km/h) in a forward gear. When the system initiates, it performs a self-check, during which the warning icons in the mirrors illuminate alternately for a short period of time.

The indicator dot (2) remains illuminated until the vehicle's forward speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h).

NOTES

The BSM is automatically turned off when Reverse (R) gear is selected, when the vehicle is in Park (P) and when the vehicle is traveling below 3 mph (5 km/h). Under these conditions, an amber warning indicator within the exterior mirror is displayed.

The BSM is designed to work most effectively when driving on multi-lane highways.

BSM can be enabled or disabled via the Vehicle Settings menu. See INSTRUMENT PANEL MENU.

NOTES

If a passing vehicle is detected on both sides of the vehicle simultaneously, the warning icons in both mirrors will illuminate.