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Coming from the 2017 CR-V which the system always activate, system always beeping when there are vehicle in my blind spot if I want to change lane. But for the Passport, I realize it is sometime working. a lot of time not. Is the system only activate at certain speed???
 

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If a vehicle is in your blind spot the little icon lights up. When you put your signal on when someone is in your blindspot that is when you get the warning beep.
 

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I will give a try this weekend. I just picked up mine Saturday and found out tire is leaking air and barely drive on Sunday. But I realized the blind spot information system doesn't really alert me. But thanks to the huge side mirror. I am able to see more around me.
 

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Personally I don't like the placement of the alert icons. I think they should be on the mirrors not on that inside panel, but that is just my preference. Think the more you drive it you probably start to notice them on out of the corner of your eye.
 

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Thanks. will test it out this weekend. Whoever did the pre-inspection to my car puncture my tire with the license plate screw last Saturday. So I was driving very gentle with my Passport during last weekend.
 

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Personally I don't like the placement of the alert icons. I think they should be on the mirrors not on that inside panel, but that is just my preference. Think the more you drive it you probably start to notice them on out of the corner of your eye.
Interesting, me and the Mrs really like the placement of the ‘alerts’ vs all of the other cars we have had or have with the ‘alerts’ on the mirrors, as we easily see them in our peripheral vision now - I know, to each their own, but I’m liking where they are ?
 

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Personally I don't like the placement of the alert icons. I think they should be on the mirrors not on that inside panel, but that is just my preference. Think the more you drive it you probably start to notice them on out of the corner of your eye.
After 5,500 miles, I’m still not used to it. I really wish they were in the mirror itself.
 

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So yesterday, I took a ride out to Lake Placid during a heavy rainstorm. I though the PP did terrible almost pushing me out of the lane several times but I guess the storm was much worse than I thought. Shortly thereafter, there were 3 instances of cars in the ditch at times we were doing less than 50 mph.

I was perplexed by blind spot on the driver's side. I was watching the mirror but the light would only come when the bumper of the car on my left was somewhere between the rear passenger door handle and the B pillar. When home, I read the manual and the BSM has a 10 foot wide by 15 foot long box that it monitors. The manual doesn't specify but my take is that only when a vehicle completely fills the imaginary box does the BSM light on the inside illuminate. I was hoping that whenever a bumper (not the whole car) penetrated this imaginary box the light would come on. The PP is our first car with blind spot but honestly, If I'm going to have to look at the mirrors anyway, I prefer the now obsolete Lane Watch at least for the passenger side. Our RAV has BSM as well so I want to try that one out. Shame on me for not being better informed. The cross traffic alert, no that one is golden, works great and I thought we didn't need it.

EDIT: so I just took the RAV on the Highway, system works way better. I went back and re read the Honda manual and it says when a car enters the zone which extends past the back of the car the BSM will illuminate. Not on my PP, at best the light comes on when a vehicle is in the positions where I can't see it. That's ok but not as advertised and not what I was paying for. So, the CMBS is riddled with false alarms, the Auto high beams rarely activate and now this. I'd give these features an F and saying that a car has these features is one thing but the implementation is another. I wouldn't have really complained about this stuff if it wasn't for the Toyota's superior implementation.
 

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I agree with you 100%! I have never liked the PP's BSM. It lights up way too late. The cars in either lane are already in the blind spot when it lights up. In our BMW X3 the BSM lights up as vehicles approach the blind spot, giving you information sooner. May not seem like a big deal until you drive the BMW's system and realize how much better the Honda's system could be.
I also agree the PP's cross traffic alert works great. And the lights should be in the mirror, not the sail panel !!!
 

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It's not because cops don't want to get wet, it's because they'll lose the case in Court, if the give you a ticket when it's raining. Radar is less effective in the rain and laser radar in worthless. So, the BSM is also less effective in the rain, which will put cars in a ditch.
 

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Not sure why the reference to rain and cars in a ditch??? The BSM does not work very well at all.
In my post there was a lot of standing water or water running in tire track depressions and the car was all over the place but apparently was the same for everyone else too, thus 3 cars in the ditch yesterday. I did read that BSM could have a reaction with rain but today was sunny and it worked exactly the same. I guess there's not a way to calibrate it.
 
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