Your vehicle may be equipped with a feature that is designed to help alert you when a
vehicle is in your blind spot while travelling with or without a trailer.
And can also alert you of vehicles approaching when backing out of a parking space. Let me
explain. BLIS or Blind Spot Information System is active
any time you put your vehicle in drive and are driving forward over five miles per hour.
When a vehicle enters into a lane to the right or left, BLIS warns you with a solid light
on the corresponding side-view mirror. The light will stay on until the vehicle has moved
out of your blind spot. Also, whenever you activate your turn signal,
if a vehicle is within the blind-spot zone, BLIS give you a flashing light warning on
the corresponding side-view mirror. When a trailer is properly connected and driving
over 5 miles per hour, BLIS with trailer coverage uses sensors in the vehicles tail lamps to
extend the detection area rearward from the vehicles side mirrors to the end of the
trailer. To set the blind spot detection on a trailer
use the five-way switch on your steering wheel and select type of trailer.
Keep in mind: BLIS only supports conventional type trailers. Other types selected will automatically
turn off the BLIS and cross-traffic alert feature.
Next, youll be asked if you want to set up BLIS with a trailer. If no, BLIS turns
off. If yes, youll be asked if the trailer is less than 9 feet wide and 33 feet long.
Now, enter length of trailer, which is the length of the hitch ball to the rear of the
trailer. You do so by toggling up or down using the menu buttons to increase or decrease
the measurement by 3 feet. Youll need to select the length that is
equal to or greater than 3 feet of the actual trailer to allow for full coverage. For example,
if the actual measured length is 25 feet, input the length to 27 feet.
Once the length has been entered, the set-up is saved.
If a trailer has been connected but no information for that trailer has been entered the system
will ask for trailer information. If no trailer information is entered, BLIS and cross-traffic
alert will be disabled. Its important to remember that if you select
a trailer in the display screen prior to connecting the trailer, the system will load that configuration
and youll get a message in the instrument cluster when the trailer is connected.
And correct trailer information must be stored under Towing Information for BLIS with trailer
blind spot coverage to be active while towing. Cross-traffic alert warns you of moving cars
coming from either side when youre in reverse, or backing up, and gives you three warnings:
A light on the corresponding side-view mirror, a chime and a message in your message center.
Keep in mind: Anytime a trailer is connected and information is input, cross-traffic alert
automatically turns off. And, finally, extreme weather conditions could
block the sensors, but if that happens, youll get a warning message and a chime to let you
know. And as with most radar, infrared and ultrasonic-type
sensing systems, there is a possibility of false alerts.