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Mazda 3 Owners Manual: Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

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The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system is designed to assist the driver in checking the area to the rear of the vehicle on both sides while the vehicle is reversing by alerting the driver to the presence of vehicles approaching the rear of the vehicle.

The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system detects vehicles approaching from the left and right sides of the vehicle while the vehicle is being reversed out of a parking space, and notifies the driver of possible danger using the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning lights and the warning buzzer.

Mazda 3. Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System


Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) operation

  1. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system operates when the shift lever (manual transaxle) or the selector lever (automatic transaxle) is shifted to the reverse (R) position.
  2. If there is the possibility of a collision with an approaching vehicle, the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning light flashes and the warning beep is activated simultaneously.

Mazda 3. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) operation


WARNING Always check the surrounding area visually before actually putting the vehicle in reverse: The system is only designed to assist you in checking for vehicles at the rear when putting the vehicle in reverse. Due to certain limitations with the operation of this system, the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) warning light may not fl ash or it might be delayed even though a vehicle is behind your vehicle. Always make it your responsibility as a driver to check the rear.

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Mazda 3. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) operation


Mazda 3. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) operation


Mazda 3. Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) operation


BSM OFF Switch
When the BSM OFF switch is pressed, the Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) systems are turned off and the BSM OFF Indicator Light in the instrument cluster turns o ...

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Other materials:

Blind Spot Monitoring (Bsm) Off Switch Inspection
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Remove the BSM OFF switch.. 3. Verify that the continuity between the BSM OFF switch terminals is as indicated in the table. If the continuity is not as indicated in the table, replace the BSM OFF switch. 4. Apply battery po ...

Front Door Latch And Lock Actuator Inspection
1. The following actuators and switches are integrated with the front door latch and lock actuator. Inspect the front door latch and lock actuator according to each inspection procedure for the following items. Front door lock actuator. Door lock-link switch. Door latch s ...

Starter Disassembly/Assembly [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
1. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table. 2. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly. 1 Magnetic switch 2 Adjustment washer 3 Rear housing 4 Brush and brush holder ...

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