Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: RCTA system operation

Nissan Maxima. RCTA system operation

1. Side BSW/RCTA Indicator Light

2. BSW/RCTA Indicator

The RCTA system can help alert the driver of an approaching vehicle when the driver is backing out of a parking space.

When the shift position is in R (Reverse) and the vehicle speed is less than approximately 5 mph (8 km/h), the RCTA system is operational.

If the radar detects an approaching vehicle from either side, the system chimes (once) and the side BSW/RCTA indicator light flashes on the side the vehicle is approaching from.

Nissan Maxima. RCTA system operation

The RCTA system uses radar sensors 1 installed on both sides near the rear bumper to detect an approaching vehicle.

The radar sensors 1 can detect an approaching vehicle from up to approximately 66 ft. (20 m) away.

Nissan Maxima. RCTA system operation

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    How to enable/disable the RCTA system
    Perform the following steps to enable or disable the RCTA system. 1. Press the  button until "Settings" displays in the vehicle information display and then press OK. Use the button t ...

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