ABOUT LANE CHANGE ALERT WITH SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT
If your vehicle has this available feature, Lane Change Alert† with Side Blind Zone Alert provides visual side-mirror alerts when a moving vehicle is detected either quickly approaching or already in your side blind zone. It can help you avoid lane change collisions.
How It Works
Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert uses hidden radar sensors in the rear corners of your vehicle. When you’re driving forward, these sensors can detect moving vehicles located behind your side mirror in the next lane over.
Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert are two parts of one feature that work together. Side Blind Zone Alert alerts you if there’s a vehicle currently in your blind zone, and Lane Change Alert alerts you to fast-approaching vehicles that will soon enter your blind zone.
What You’ll See When Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Activates
When you start your vehicle, you’ll see both sideview mirror alerts briefly come on — this tells you the system is working. Additionally, the sideview mirror alerts briefly when the feature is turned back on, if it was off in the same key cycle.
Once you’re driving, if the system detects a vehicle in your side blind zone or a fast-moving vehicle approaching your lane change zone:
- An amber warning symbol will light up on the sideview mirror on the side where the system has detected the vehicle.
- If you turn on your turn signal in that direction, this warning symbol will flash as an extra warning to not change lanes.
The alert symbols look like this:
How to Turn Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert Off
You can turn off Lane Change Alert from your infotainment system† screen in the Vehicle Personalization menu.
The on or off setting you’ve chosen for this system will stay the same once you shut the vehicle down and start it again, so if you’ve turned Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert off and want to use it again, you’ll need to remember to turn it back on.
Things to Remember When Using Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert only provides alerts. It does not operate the brakes or steer your vehicle.
- You should always check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and use turn signals before changing lanes.
- Use your turn signal every time you change lanes. If there’s a vehicle in your blind zone, the alert system is designed to flash a warning on that side.
- Always be prepared to avoid vehicles in your blind zone, even when you don’t see a warning.
- The system may light up a warning indicator due to guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs and other non-moving objects. This is normal operation.
- Under bad weather or poor visibility conditions, the system might not function as intended. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert uses sensors in the rear bumper to detect vehicles in your blind spot. Keep the sensor areas clear of obstructions such as dirt or snow to keep the system working properly.
Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.
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No. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert doesn’t operate the brakes or steer the vehicle. It’s an alert system only.
Yes. The system is designed to detect most motorcycles.
No. For example, the system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists or electric scooters.
No. However, the feature will be active any time your parking brake is off on manual transmission vehicles.
Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert are two parts of one feature that work together. You can turn both of these features off together, but you can’t turn one feature on or off by itself. If you do turn the feature off, it’ll stay off, even after you shut down and start the vehicle again. To use Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert again, you need to go back into the menu to turn it back on.
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To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner’s Manual for more information about features.