Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Blind Spot Warning (BSW) System / Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System (if so equipped)

The Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system helps alert the driver of other vehicles in adjacent lanes when changing lanes.

The Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system helps alert the driver when the vehicle is traveling close to either the left or the right of a traveling lane.

The BSW/LDW systems use the rear view monitor


The BSW/LDW systems use the rear view monitor camera unit 1 with automatic washer and blower.

WARNING

● The BSW system is not a replacement for proper driving procedure and is not designed to prevent contact with vehicles or objects. When changing lanes, always use the side and rear mirrors and turn and look in the direction you will move to ensure it is safe to change lanes. Never rely solely on the BSW system.

● The LDW system is only a warning device to help inform the driver of a potential unintended lane departure. It will not steer the vehicle or prevent loss of control. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, keep the vehicle in the traveling lane, and be in control of the vehicle at all times.

● The camera unit may not function properly under the following conditions: – When towing a trailer.

– When strong light enters the camera unit. (e.g. light directly shines on the rear of the vehicle at sunrise or sunset.) – When ambient brightness changes suddenly. (e.g. when the vehicle enters or exits a tunnel or passes under a bridge.)
● If the camera lens is excessively dirty, the automatic washer may not be able to completely clean the lens. This could result in the camera not detecting vehicles or lane markers.

● Excessive noise (e.g. audio system volume, open vehicle window) will interfere with the chime sound, and it may not be heard.

Parking brake
WARNING ● Be sure the parking brake is fully released before driving. Failure to do so can cause brake failure and lead to an accident. ● Do not release the parking brake from outsid ...

BSW system operation
The BSW system operates above approximately 20 MPH (32 km/h). When the camera unit detects vehicles in the detection zone, the Blind spot indicator light located inside the outside mirrors wil ...

Other materials:

Microphone
Removal and Installation REMOVAL 1. Remove the room/map lamp assembly. Refer to INL-121, "Removal and Installation". 2. Detach the microphone connector (A). 3. Remove the map lamp covers (1), then remove the map lamp assembly cover (2). 4. Release the microphone tabs (A), th ...

Extending engine run time
The remote start feature can be extended one time by performing the steps listed in “Remote starting the vehicle” in this section. Run time will be calculated as follows: ● The first 10 minute run time will start when the remote start function is performed. ● The second 10 minu ...

Terms
It is important to familiarize yourself with the following terms before loading your vehicle: ● Curb Weight (actual weight of your vehicle) - vehicle weight including: standard and optional equipment, fluids, emergency tools, and spare tire assembly. This weight does not include passen ...