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Toyota RAV4 (XA50) 2019-2024 Owners Manual: Blind Spot Monitor operation

■ Objects that can be detected while driving

The Blind Spot Monitor uses rear side radar sensors to detect the following vehicles traveling in adjacent lanes and advises the driver of the presence of such vehicles via the indicators on the outside rear view mirrors.

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  1. Vehicles that are traveling in areas that are not visible using the outside rear view mirrors (the blind spots)
  2. Vehicles that are approaching rapidly from behind in areas that are not visible using the outside rear view mirrors (the blind spots)

■ Detection range while driving

The areas that vehicles can be detected in are outlined below.

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The range of each detection area is:

  1. Approximately 1.6 ft. (0.5 m) to 11.5 ft. (3.5 m) from either side of the vehicle*1
  2. Approximately 3.3 ft. (1 m) forward of the rear bumper
  3. Approximately 9.8 ft. (3 m) from the rear bumper
  4. Approximately 9.8 ft. (3 m) to 197 ft. (60 m) from the rear bumper*2

*1:The area between the side of the vehicle and 1.6 ft. (0.5 m) from the side of the vehicle cannot be detected.

*2:The greater the difference in speed between your vehicle and the detected vehicle is, the farther away the vehicle will be detected, causing the outside rear view mirror indicator to illuminate or flash.

■The Blind Spot Monitor is operational when

The Blind Spot Monitor is operational when all of the following conditions are met:

■The Blind Spot Monitor will detect a vehicle when

The Blind Spot Monitor will detect a vehicle present in the detection area in the following situations:

■Situations in which the Blind Spot Monitor cannot detect vehicles (while driving)

The Blind Spot Monitor cannot detect the following vehicles and other objects (while driving):

*: Depending on the conditions, detection of a vehicle and/or object may occur.

■Conditions under which the system may not function correctly

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