BLIND SPOT MONITOR SYSTEM


  1. OUTLINE


    1. The blind spot monitor system performs 2 functions using the same blind spot monitor sensors: blind spot monitor function and RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert*1/Rear Crossing Traffic Alert*2) function.

      *1: Except models for Europe

      *2: Models for Europe

    2. The blind spot monitor function and RCTA function can be enabled or disabled simultaneously from the setting tab of the multi-information display. It is not possible to enable or disable either of them independently.

    3. The blind spot monitor system consists of the 2 blind spot monitor sensors, steering sensor, yawrate sensor, outer rear view mirror assembly LH and RH, RCTA buzzer (blind spot monitor buzzer) and combination meter assembly.

    4. The blind spot monitor function uses sensors to detect vehicles that are traveling in the vehicle's blind spot, helping the driver to change lanes safely.

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      *1 Blind Spot Monitor Sensor LH *2 Blind Spot Monitor Sensor RH
      *3 Outer Rear View Mirror Assembly LH *4 Outer Rear View Mirror Assembly RH
      *5 Outer Rear View Mirror Indicator Light - -
      B003YVK Detection Area - -
    5. If the RCTA function detects a vehicle approaching from the right or left at the rear of the vehicle while the driver is reversing in a parking lot, the function alerts the driver by sounding the RCTA buzzer (blind spot monitor buzzer) and flashing the outer rear view mirror indicator light to provide information for the driver, supporting decision making.

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      *a This Vehicle *b Target Vehicle
      B003YV6 Detection Area - -
  2. PRECAUTION


    1. Cautions regarding the use of the system


      1. The driver is solely responsible for safe driving. Always drive safely, taking care to observe your surroundings.

      2. The blind spot monitor function is a supplementary function which alerts the driver that a vehicle is in a blind spot of the outside rear view mirrors. Do not overly rely on the blind spot monitor function. As the function cannot judge if it is safe to change lanes, over reliance could lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury. As the system may not function correctly under certain conditions, the driver's own visual confirmation of safety is necessary.

      3. The RCTA function is only a supplementary function which alerts the driver that a vehicle is approaching from the right or left at the rear of the vehicle. As the RCTA function may not function correctly under certain conditions, the driver's own visual confirmation of safety is necessary. Over reliance on this function may lead to an accident resulting death or serious injury.

    2. Outside rear view mirror indicator visibility


      1. In strong sunlight, the outside rear view mirror indicator may be difficult to see.

    3. Hearing the RCTA buzzer


      1. The RCTA buzzer may be difficult to hear over loud noises such as if the audio system volume is high.

    4. The blind spot monitor function is not designed to detect the following types of vehicles and/or objects:


      1. Small motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, etc.*

      2. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.

      3. Guardrails, walls, signs, parked vehicles and similar stationary objects.*

      4. Following vehicles that are in the same lane.*

      5. Vehicles traveling 2 lanes away from this vehicle.

        *: Depending on conditions, detection of a vehicle and/or object may occur.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    5. The blind spot monitor function may not detect vehicles correctly in the following situations:


      1. When the sensor is misaligned due to a strong impact to the sensor or its surrounding area.

      2. When mud, snow, ice, a sticker, etc. is covering the sensor or surrounding area on the rear bumper.

      3. When driving on a road surface that is wet with standing water during bad weather such as heavy rain, snow, or fog.

      4. When multiple vehicles are approaching with only a small gap between each vehicle.

      5. When the distance between this vehicle and a following vehicle is short.

      6. When there is a significant difference in speed between this vehicle and the vehicle that enters the detection area.

      7. When the difference in speed between this vehicle and another vehicle is changing.

      8. When a vehicle enters a detection area traveling at about the same speed as this vehicle.

      9. As this vehicle starts from a stop, a vehicle remains in the detection area.

      10. When driving up and down consecutive steep inclines, such as hills, dips in the road, etc.

      11. When driving on roads with sharp bends, consecutive curves, or uneven surfaces.

      12. When vehicle lanes are wide, or when driving on the edge of a lane, and the vehicle in an adjacent lane is far away from this vehicle.

      13. When towing a trailer.

      14. When a bicycle carrier or other accessory is installed to the rear of the vehicle.

      15. When there is a significant difference in height between this vehicle and the vehicle that enters the detection area.

      16. Immediately after the blind spot monitor system is turned on.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    6. Instances of the blind spot monitor function unnecessarily detecting a vehicle and/or object may increase under the following situations:


      1. When the sensor is misaligned due to a strong impact to the sensor or its surrounding area.

      2. When the distance between this vehicle and a guardrail, wall, etc. that enters the detection area is short.

      3. When driving up and down consecutive steep inclines, such as hills, dips in the road, etc.

      4. When vehicle lanes are narrow, or when driving on the edge of a lane, and a vehicle traveling in a lane other than the adjacent lanes enters the detection area.

      5. When driving on roads with sharp bends, consecutive curves, or uneven surfaces.

      6. When the tires are slipping or spinning.

      7. When the distance between this vehicle and a following vehicle is short.

      8. When a bicycle carrier or other accessory is installed to the rear of the vehicle.

      9. When towing a trailer.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    7. The RCTA function is not designed to detect the following types of vehicles or objects:


      1. Vehicles approaching from directly behind.

      2. Vehicles backing up in a parking space next to this vehicle.

      3. Vehicles that the sensors cannot detect due to obstructions.

      4. Guardrails, walls, signs, parked vehicles and similar stationary objects.*

      5. Small motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, etc.*

      6. Vehicles moving away from this vehicle.

      7. Vehicles approaching from the parking spaces next to this vehicle.*

        *: Depending on conditions, detection of a vehicle and/or object may occur.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    8. The RCTA function may not detect vehicles correctly in the following situations:


      1. When the sensor is misaligned due to a strong impact to the sensor or its surrounding area.

      2. When mud, snow, ice, a sticker, etc. is covering the sensor or surrounding area on the rear bumper.

      3. When driving on a road surface that is wet with standing water during bad weather such as heavy rain, snow, or fog.

      4. When multiple vehicles are approaching with only a small gap between each vehicle.

      5. When a vehicle is approaching at high speed.

      6. When backing up on a slope with a sharp change in grade.

      7. When backing out of a shallow angle parking spot.

      8. Immediately after the blind spot monitor system is turned on.

      9. Immediately after the engine is started with the blind spot monitor system on.

      10. When the sensors cannot detect a vehicle due to obstructions.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    9. Instances of the RCTA function unnecessarily detecting a vehicle and/or object may increase under the following condition:


      1. When a vehicle passes by the side of this vehicle.

      2. When the parking space faces a street and vehicles are being driven on the street.

      3. When the distance between this vehicle and metal objects, such as a guardrail, wall, sign, or parked vehicle, which may reflect electrical waves toward the rear of the vehicle, is short.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    10. Blind spot monitor sensors are installed inside the left and right side of the vehicle rear bumper respectively. Observe the following to ensure the blind spot monitor system can function correctly.


      1. Keep the sensors and the surrounding areas on the rear bumper clean at all times.

      2. Do not subject a sensor or its surrounding area on the rear bumper to a strong impact. If a sensor is moved even slightly off position, the system may malfunction and vehicles may not be detected correctly. In the following situations, have this vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.


        • A sensor or its surrounding area is subject to a strong impact.

        • If the surrounding area of a sensor is scratched or dented, or part of them has become disconnected.

      3. Do not disassemble the sensor.

      4. Do not attach stickers to the sensor or surrounding area on the rear bumper.

      5. Do not modify the sensor or surrounding area on the rear bumper.

      6. Do not paint the rear bumper any color other than an official Toyota color.

        Tech Tips

        In this section, the expression "this vehicle" is used to refer to the vehicle equipped with this blind spot monitor system.

    11. Under the following condition, the blind spot monitor system may store DTCs C1AC1 and C1AC2 by mistake:


      1. The vehicle is driven continuously with the blind spot monitor system on when using a drum tester such as a speedometer tester, brake/ speedometer combination tester or chassis dynamometer.

      2. When mud, snow, ice, a sticker, etc. is covering the sensor or surrounding area on the rear bumper.