To turn it on, press the "BSM" button on the dashboard, to the left of the steering column. You'll see the Blind Spot Monitor indicator light up in the outside mirrors and hear a tone to confirm that the system has been engaged. When a vehicle in the next lane enters your blind spot on either side, the indicator will light up in that side view mirror. If you signal a lane change in that direction while the vehicle is still there, the indicator will flash to get your attention.
The Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps you when you're backing out from a parking space, when your vehicle is in reverse and your speed is less than 5 MPH. It also detects vehicles approaching from the right or left rear traveling between 5 and 18 MPH. If the system senses cross traffic, it warns you by flashing the side near indicators and sounding a warning tone.
Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection, range and clarity of the monitor system. To learn more, refer to your owner’s manual or contact us here at Toyota of Gladstone.
Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection, range and clarity of the system. To learn more contact us at Toyota of Gladstone or see your Owner's Manual.