Honda Odyssey Owners Manual: BSI (Blind Spot Information) System

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Is designed to detect vehicles in specified alert zones adjacent to your vehicle, particularly in harder to see areas commonly known as “blind spots.” When the system detects vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes, the appropriate indicator comes on, providing assistance when you change lanes.

■ How the system works

■ When the system detects a vehicle

Failure to visually confirm that it is safe to change lanes before doing so may result in a crash and serious injury or death.

Do not rely only on the blind spot information system when changing lanes.

Always look in your mirrors, to either side of your vehicle, and behind you for other vehicles before changing lanes.

Important Safety Reminder
Like all assistance systems, BSI has limitations. Over reliance on BSI may result in a collision.

The system is for your convenience only. Even if an object is within the alert zone, the following situations may occur.

• The BSI alert indicator may not come on due to obstruction (splashes, etc.) even without the BLIND SPOT NOT AVAILABLE multi-information display appearing.
• The BSI alert indicator may come on even with the message appearing.

The BSI alert indicator may not come on under following conditions:
• A vehicle does not stay in the alert zone for more than two seconds.
• A vehicle is parked in a side lane.
• The speed difference between your vehicle and the vehicle you are passing is greater than 6 mph (10 km/h).
• An object not detected by the radar sensors approaches or passes your vehicle.

■BSI On and Off

Press the BSI OFF button until you hear a beep to turn on and off the system. A message on the multi-information display appears for five seconds and indicates that the system is on or off.

When BSI is off, the BSI indicator in the instrument panel stays on.

BSI is in the previously selected on or off setting each time you start the engine.

Turn the system off when towing a trailer. The system does not work properly for the following reasons:
• The added mass tilts the vehicle and changes the radar coverage.
• The trailer itself can be detected by the radar sensors, causing the BSI alert indicators to come on.

BSI may be adversely affected when:
• Objects (guard rails, poles, trees, etc,.) are detected.
• An object that does not reflect radio waves well, such as a motorcycle, is in the alert zone.
• Driving on a curved road.
• A vehicle is moving from a far lane to the adjacent lane.
• The system picks up external electrical interference.
• The rear bumper or the sensors have been improperly repaired or the rear bumper has been deformed.
• The orientation of the sensors has been changed.
• In bad weather (Heavy rain, snow, and fog).

For a proper BSI use:
• Always keep the rear bumper corner area clean.
• Do not cover the rear bumper corner area with labels or stickers of any kind.
• Take your vehicle to a dealer if you need the rear bumper corner area or the radar sensors to be repaired, or the rear bumper corner area is strongly impacted.

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