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Toyota Camry (XV70): BSM (Blind Spot Monitor)

The Blind Spot Monitor is a system that uses rear side radar sensors installed on the inner side of the rear bumper on the left and right side to assist the driver in confirming safety when changing lanes.

System components

  1. Multi-information display
    Turning the BSM function on/off.
  2. Outside rear view mirror indicators
    When a vehicle is detected in a blind spot of the outside rear view mirrors or approaching rapidly from behind into a blind spot, the outside rear view mirror indicator on the detected side will illuminate. If the turn signal lever is operated toward the detected side, the outside rear view mirror indicator flashes.
  3. "BSM" indicator
    When the BSM function is turned on, the indicator illuminates.

Using the driving support systems

Turning the BSM function on/off

Vehicles with 4.2-inch multi-information display

1. Press of the meter control switches, select .

2. Press of the meter control switches, select .

3. Press of the meter control switch.

Each time is pressed, the function changes on/off.

Vehicles with 7-inch multi-information display

1. Press of the meter control switches, select .

2. Press of the meter control switches, select .

3. Press of the meter control switch.

Each time is pressed, the function changes on/off.

Setting the outside rear view mirror indicator brightness

The brightness of the indicators on the outside rear view mirrors can be changed on (4.2-inch display) or (7-inch display) of the multi-information display.

■The outside rear view mirror indicators visibility

When under strong sunlight, the outside rear view mirror indicator may be difficult to see.

■When "Blind Spot Monitor Unavailable" is shown on the multi-information display

Ice, snow, mud, etc., may be attached to the rear bumper around the sensors.

The system should return to normal operation after removing the ice, snow, mud, etc. from the rear bumper.

Additionally, the sensors may not operate normally when driving in extremely hot or cold environments.

■When there is a malfunction in the Blind Spot Monitor

If a system malfunction is detected due to any of the following reasons, a warning message will be displayed:

  • There is a malfunction with the sensors
  • The sensors have become dirty
  • The outside temperature is extremely high or low
  • The sensor voltage has become abnormal

WARNING

■To ensure the system can operate properly

Blind Spot Monitor sensors are installed behind the left and right sides of the rear bumper respectively. Observe the following to ensure the Blind Spot Monitor can function correctly.

Using the driving support systems

  • Keep the sensor and its surrounding area on the bumper clean at all times. If a sensor or its surrounding area on the rear bumper is dirty or covered with snow, the Blind Spot Monitor may not operate and a warning message will be displayed.

    In this situation, clear off the dirt or snow and drive the vehicle with the operation conditions of the BSM function satisfied for approximately 10 minutes.

    If the warning message does not disappear, have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer

  • 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 your 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.
  • Do not disassemble the sensor.
  • Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
  • Do not modify the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
  • If a sensor or the rear bumper needs to be removed/installed or replaced, contact your Toyota dealer.
  • Do not paint the rear bumper any color other than an official Toyota color.

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