What is a Blind Spot Monitoring System Button?
Thanks to Mazda’s commitment to driver satisfaction and vehicle safety, most of the new Mazda vehicles come equipped with an advanced blind spot monitoring system. If you’ve purchased a new Mazda with this technology, the vehicle will, by default, have the system automatically engaged, alerting drivers when there is a vehicle or any other kind of object currently in the driver’s blind spot. However, there’s also a blind spot monitoring system button, and we’re here to tell you about it.
What is it?
Mazda vehicles that are equipped with a blind spot monitoring system also have a button located to the left of and below the steering column, which allows you to temporarily disable the blind spot monitoring system. You can identify this button by its symbol, an image of a two vehicles, one of which is positioned in the other vehicle’s blind spot and separated from it by two curved lines. All you have to do to disengage the system is push the button.
When Would I Use it?
It would seem to most people that if they have access to this advanced technology, then they would want always to have it engaged. However, there are times when it might not serve you well. For instance, if you are hauling something behind your car or have a bike mounted on a rack near the trunk, it could engage the sensors that alert you to an object in the blind spot.
Experience Blind Spot Monitoring for Yourself
Most of the vehicles in this year’s lineup are available with blind spot monitoring, including the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV. Experience this cutting edge safety technology for yourself by taking your favorite Mazda vehicle for a test drive at Cox Mazda. We’re easy to find at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. Feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance.