Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®)

This video explains how the innovative Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert works to help avoid accidents by detecting other vehicles in your blind spot when changing lanes or backing up.

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BLIS is designed to detect vehicles that may have entered the blind spot zone. The detection area is on both sides of your vehicle, extending rearward from the exterior mirrors to approximately 13 ft (4 m) beyond the rear bumper. The detection area extends to approximately 59 ft (18 m) beyond the rear bumper when the vehicle speed is greater than 30 mph (48 km/h) to alert you of faster approaching vehicles.

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.

WARNING: 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.

Note: The system does not prevent contact with other vehicles. It is not designed to detect parked vehicles, pedestrians, animals or other infrastructures.

Note: The system may not alert you if a vehicle quickly passes through the detection zone.

 Using the Systems

Vehicle 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 6 mph (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 6 mph (10 km/h).

Note:  The system does not operate in reverse (R).

 

Blind Spot Information System Sensors

The sensors are behind the rear bumper on both sides of your vehicle.

If the sensors are blocked, a message may appear in the information display. The alert indicators remain illuminated but the system does not alert you.

 

Switching the Blind Spot Information System On and Off

  1. Using the information display controls on the steering wheel, select Settings.
  2. Select Driver Assistance.
  3. Switch Blind Spot on or off.

If 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.

 

For specific information on your vehicle, refer to your Owner's manual.

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