WARNING
  Do not use the blind spot information system as a replacement for using the interior and exterior mirrors or looking over your shoulder before changing lanes. The blind spot information system is not a replacement for careful driving.
  The system may not operate properly during severe weather conditions, for example snow, ice, heavy rain and spray. Always drive with due care and attention. Failure to take care may result in a crash.

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The system is designed to detect vehicles that may have entered the blind spot zone (A). The detection area is on both sides of your vehicle, extending rearward from the exterior mirrors to approximately 4  m beyond the rear bumper.
Note:  The system does not prevent contact with other vehicles. It is not designed to detect parked vehicles, pedestrians, animals or other infrastructures.
Using the Blind Spot Information System
Vehicles with Automatic Transmission
The system turns on when all of the following occur:
  • You start your vehicle.
  • You shift into drive (D).
  • The vehicle speed is greater than 10  km/h.
Note:  The system does not operate in park (P) or reverse (R).
Vehicles with Manual Transmission
The system turns on when all of the following occur:
  • You start your vehicle.
  • The vehicle speed is greater than 10  km/h.
Note:  The system does not operate in reverse (R).
System Lights and Messages
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When the system detects a vehicle, an alert indicator illuminates in the exterior mirror on the side the approaching vehicle is coming from. If you turn the direction indicator on for that side of your vehicle, the alert indicator flashes.
Note:  The system may not alert you if a vehicle quickly passes through the detection zone.
Blocked Sensors
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The sensors are behind the rear bumper on both sides of your vehicle.
Note:  Keep the sensors free from snow, ice and large accumulations of dirt.
Note:  Do not cover the sensors with bumper stickers, repair compound or other objects.
Note:  Blocked sensors could affect system performance.
If the sensors are blocked, a message may appear in the information display. See Information Messages.  The alert indicators remain illuminated but the system does not alert you.
System Errors
If the system detects a fault, a warning lamp illuminates and a message displays. See Information Messages
Switching the System Off and On
You can switch the system off using the information display. See General Information.  When you switch the system off, a warning lamp illuminates and a message displays. When you switch the system on or off, the alert indicators flash twice.
Note:  The system remembers the last setting when you start your vehicle.
Note:  The system may not correctly operate when towing a trailer. For vehicles with a trailer tow module and tow bar approved by us, the system turns off when you attach a trailer. For vehicles with an aftermarket trailer tow module or tow bar, we recommend that you switch the system off when you attach a trailer.
To permanently switch the system off, contact an authorized dealer.