Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: 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.
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.