Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: BSW system operation
1. Side BSW/RCTA Indicator Light
2. BSW/RCTA Indicator
The BSW system operates above approximately 20 mph (32km/h).
If the radar sensors detect a vehicle in the detection zone, the side BSW/RCTA indicator light (1) illuminates. If the turn signal is then activated, the system chimes (twice) and the side BSW/RCTA indicator light flashes. The side BSW/RCTA indicator light continues to flash until the detected vehicle leaves the detection zone.
The side BSW/RCTA indicator light illuminates for a few seconds when the ignition switch is placed in the ON position.
The brightness of the side BSW/RCTA indicator light is adjusted automatically depending on the brightness of the ambient light.
If a vehicle comes into the detection zone after the driver activates the turn signal, then only the side BSW/RCTA indicator light flashes and no chime sounds. For additional information, refer to "BSW driving situations" in this section.
The BSW system automatically turns on every time the engine is started, as long as it is activated using the settings menu on the vehicle information display.