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Q: How do I turn the Blind Spot Monitor on and off?

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How do I turn the Blind Spot Monitor on and off?

The Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) detects when a vehicle is entering an area you can’t see with your regular mirrors. It can help prevent an accident if you attempt to switch lanes by alerting you to a vehicle in your blind spot.

  1. Locate the button that activates the Blind Spot Monitor, which is located on the left side of your dashboard. It has the initials BSM.

  2. Press down to turn the system On or Off.

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