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Toyota Sienna 2010-2018 Owners Manual: Summary of the Blind Spot Monitor

The Blind Spot Monitor is a system that has 2 functions:

These functions use same sensors.

Toyota Sienna. Summary of the Blind Spot Monitor


  1. BSM main switch
    Pressing the switch turns the system on or off. When the switch is set to on, the switch’s indicator illuminates. Common switch for Blind Spot Monitor function and Rear Cross Traffic Alert function.
  2. Outside rear view mirror indicator Blind Spot Monitor function: When a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the outside rear view mirror indicator comes on while the turn signal lever is not operated and the outside rear view mirror indicator flashes while the turn signal lever is operated.

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert function: When a vehicle approaching from the right or left rear of the vehicle is detected, the outside rear view mirror indicators flash.

  3. Rear Cross Traffic Alert buzzer (Rear Cross Traffic Alert function only)
    When a vehicle approaching from the right or left rear of the vehicle is detected, a buzzer sounds from behind the rear seat.

The outside rear view mirror indicators visibility

When under strong sunlight, the outside rear view mirror indicator may be difficult to see.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert buzzer hearing

Rear Cross Traffic Alert function may be difficult to hear over loud noises such as high audio volume.

When there is a malfunction in the Blind Spot Monitor system

If a system malfunction is detected due to any of the following reasons, warning message will be displayed:

Certification for the Blind Spot Monitor system

FCC ID: OAYSRR2A
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC WARNING
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Applicable law: Canada 310 This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Frequency bands: 24.05-24.25 GHz Output power: less than 20 milliwatts

WARNING

Handling the radar sensor

One Blind Spot Monitor sensor is installed inside the left and right side of the vehicle rear bumper respectively. Observe the following to ensure the Blind Spot Monitor can function correctly.

Toyota Sienna. Handling the radar sensor


  • Keep the sensor and its surrounding area on the bumper clean at all times.
  • Do not subject the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper to a strong impact. If the sensor moves even slightly off position, the system may malfunction and vehicles that enter the detection area may not be detected. If the sensor or surrounding area is subject to a strong impact, always have the area inspected by your Toyota dealer.
  • Do not disassemble the sensor.
  • Do not attach accessories or stickers to the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
  • Do not modify the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper.
  • Do not paint the sensor or surrounding area on the bumper
BSM (Blind Spot Monitor)
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The Blind Spot Monitor function
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