Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: BSW driving situations

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 1 - Approaching from behind
Illustration 1 - Approaching from behind

Indicator on

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Indicator flashing

Another vehicle approaching from behind

Illustration 1: The side BSW/RCTA indicator light illuminates if a vehicle enters the detection zone from behind in an adjacent lane.

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 2 - Approaching from behind
Illustration 2 - Approaching from behind

Illustration 2: If the driver activates the turn signal when another vehicle is in the detection zone, then the system chimes (twice) and the side indicator light flashes.

NOTE:

The radar sensors may not detect vehicles which are approaching rapidly from behind.

If the driver activates the turn signal before a vehicle enters the detection zone, the side indicator light will flash but no chime will sound when the other vehicle is detected.

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 3 - Overtaking another vehicle
Illustration 3 - Overtaking another vehicle

Overtaking another vehicle

Illustration 3: The side indicator light illuminates if you overtake a vehicle and that vehicle stays in the detection zone for approximately 2 seconds.

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 4 - Overtaking another vehicle
Illustration 4 - Overtaking another vehicle

Illustration 4: If the driver activates the turn signal while another vehicle is in the detection zone, then the system chimes (twice) and the side indicator light flashes.

NOTE:

  • When overtaking several vehicles in a row, the vehicles after the first vehicle may not be detected if they are traveling close together
  • The radar sensors may not detect slower moving vehicles if they are passed quickly.
  • If the driver activates the turn signal before a vehicle enters the detection zone, the side indicator light will flash but no chime will sound when the other vehicle is detected. .

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 5 - Entering from the side
Illustration 5 - Entering from the side

Entering from the side

Illustration 5: The side indicator light illuminates if a vehicle enters the detection zone from either side.

Nissan Maxima. Illustration 6 - Entering from the side
Illustration 6 - Entering from the side

Illustration 6: If the driver activates the turn signal while another vehicle is in the detection zone, then the system chimes (twice) and the side indicator light flashes.

NOTE:

  • If the driver activates the turn signal before a vehicle enters the detection zone, the side indicator light will flash but no chime will sound when the other vehicle is detected.
  • The radar sensors may not detect a vehicle which is traveling at about the same speed as your vehicle when it enters the detection zone.
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