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BLIND SPOT MONITOR

WARNING

The blind spot monitor system is a supplement to, not a replacement for, a safe driving style and use of the door mirrors and rear-view mirror. The system may not function at all speeds, or in all weather and road conditions. Drive safely at all times, and use the door mirrors and rear-view mirror to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor system may not be able to give adequate warning of vehicles approaching very quickly from behind. Drive safely at all times, and use the door mirrors and rear-view mirror to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor system 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 door mirrors and rear-view mirror to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The blind spot monitor system does not correct errors of judgement in driving. Drive safely at all times, and use the door mirrors and rear-view mirror to avoid accidents.

WARNING

The radar sensors may be impaired by mud, rain, frost, ice, snow, road spray, etc. The blind spot monitor system's ability to reliably detect a vehicle within the driver's blind spot may be affected. Drive safely at all times, and use the door mirrors and rear-view mirror to avoid accidents.

WARNING

Do not attach stickers or objects to the rear bumper that may interfere with the radar sensors. Failure to keep the radar sensors clear from obstructions may result in miscalculations or false indications, and can lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure that the warning icons and indicators in the door mirrors are not obscured by stickers or other objects. Failure to keep the door mirrors clear from obstructions may result in the system being unable to detect targets. Undetected targets could lead to accidents, potentially causing serious injury or death.

NOTES

The blind spot monitoring system does not operate if an electrical connector is connected to a Jaguar Land Rover approved trailer socket. The blind spot monitor system remains disabled if a trailer is disconnected from the trailer socket while the engine is still running. Switch the vehicle's ignition off, then back on again, to enable the blind spot monitor system.

NOTES

The radar sensor is approved in all RTTE countries.

  1. Driver's blind spot area.

  2. Door mirror vehicle warning icon.

  3. System disabled warning indicator.

The blind spot monitor system monitors a zone that covers the area adjacent to the vehicle, which is not easily visible to the driver. The radars on each side of the vehicle identify any overtaking vehicle within the driver's blind spot area. The system disregards other objects which may be stationary or travelling in the opposite direction.

The radar monitors the area extending from the door mirrors rearward. The radar monitoring extends to the width of a typical carriageway lane. The radar monitoring is approximately 6 m behind the rear wheels and up to 2.5 m from the side of the vehicle. The blind spot monitor system is designed to work most effectively when driving on multi-lane roads.

NOTES

The blind spot monitor system covers an area of a fixed lane width. When the lanes are narrower than a typical carriageway lane, objects travelling in non-adjacent lanes may be detected.

The blind spot monitor system becomes active when the vehicle is travelling at more than 10 km/h (6 mph) in a forward gear. When the system initiates, it performs a self-check. During the self-check, both vehicle warning icons (2) illuminate alternately for a short period of time.

The amber system disabled warning indicator (3) remains illuminated until the vehicle's forward speed exceeds 10 km/h (6 mph).

When the blind spot monitor system detects an overtaking vehicle, the relevant door mirror illuminates or flashes an amber vehicle warning icon (2).

NOTES

The relevant door mirror displays an illuminated vehicle warning icon, if the direction indicator is not selected. If the direction indicator is selected, the relevant door mirror displays a flashing vehicle warning icon.

The amber vehicle warning icon alerts the driver that there is a potential hazard in the vehicle's blind spot and, therefore, a lane change might be dangerous.

NOTES

When overtaking vehicles are detected on both sides simultaneously, the vehicle warning icon illuminates in both door mirrors.

The blind spot monitor system automatically disables and the amber system disabled warning indicator illuminates in the door mirrors if:

  • Reverse (R) is selected.

  • Park (P) is selected for vehicles with an automatic transmission.

  • The vehicle's speed is below 10 km/h (6 mph).

The blind spot monitor system can be enabled or disabled via the Driver assistance menu, in the instrument panel. See DRIVER CONTROLS.

NOTES

The blind spot monitor system may provide inaccurate results if the sensors are misaligned due to a bumper modification, a minor collision, or an impact.