BSW system operation

Blind Spot Indicator light

Blind Spot Indicator light

BSW light (orange, green)

BSW light (orange, green)

The BSW system operates above approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h).

When the camera unit detects vehicles in the detection zone, the Blind Spot Indicator light located inside the outside mirrors will illuminate.

If the turn signal is then activated, the system chimes (twice).

Detection zone

Detection zone

The camera unit can detect vehicles on either side of your vehicle when part of another vehicle is within the detection zone shown as illustrated.

This detection zone typically starts from the outside mirror of your vehicle and extends approximately 10 ft (3 m) behind the rear bumper, and approximately 10 ft (3 m) sideways.

NOTE:

The Blind Spot Indicator light will illuminate for a few seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.

The brightness of the Blind Spot Indicator lights is adjusted automatically depending on the brightness of the ambient light.

A chime sounds if the camera unit has already detected vehicles when the driver activates the turn signal. If a vehicle comes into the detection zone after the driver activates the turn signal, then only the Blind Spot Indicator light flashes and no chime sounds. (See “BSW driving situations” later in this section.) Turning on or off the BSW system The BSW system can be turned on or off using the setting menu on the center display.

SYSTEM ON:

The BSW light (green) on the instrument panel will light up.

SYSTEM OFF:

The BSW light (green) on the instrument panel will go out.

Perform the following steps to enable or disable

Perform the following steps to enable or disable the BSW system.

1. Push the SETTING1 button and highlight the “Driver Assistance” key on the display using the multi-function controller. Then push the ENTER2 button.

2. Highlight the “Blind Spot Warning” key,

2. Highlight the “Blind Spot Warning” key, select ON (enabled) or OFF (disabled) and push the ENTER2 button.

Warning systems switch

Warning systems switch

The warning systems switch is used to temporarily turn off the warning systems (Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) systems) that are activated using the settings menu.

WARNING

The camera unit may not be able to detect when certain objects are present such as:

— Pedestrians, bicycles, animals
— Some types of small vehicles such as motorcycles and very short length vehicles
— Oncoming vehicles
— A vehicle approaching rapidly from behind. (See “BSW driving situations” later in this section.)
— A vehicle which your vehicle overtakes rapidly. (See “BSW driving situations” later in this section.)
— A vehicle that merges or changes lanes rapidly directly next to your vehicle.

The camera unit may not be able to detect properly when your vehicle travels beside the middle section of a vehicle with long wheelbase (for example, trailer truck, semi-trailer, tractor).
The camera detection zone is designed based on a standard lane width. When driving in a wider lane, the camera unit may not detect vehicles in an adjacent lane. When driving in a narrow lane, the camera unit may detect vehicles driving two lanes away.
The camera unit is designed to ignore most stationary objects, however objects such as guardrails, walls, foliage and parked vehicles may occasionally be detected. This is a normal operating condition.
The camera unit may detect the reflected image of vehicles or roadside objects that are not actually in the detection zone, especially when the road is wet.

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