How To

ABOUT LANE CHANGE ALERT WITH SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert can provide side-mirror visual alerts when a detected moving vehicle is quickly approaching or is in your side blind zone. It can help you avoid lane change collisions.


HOW IT WORKS

Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert uses hidden radar sensors in the rear corners of your vehicle. When you’re driving forward, these sensors can detect moving vehicles located behind your side mirror in the next lane over.

Lane Change Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert are two features that work together. Side Blind Zone Alert alerts you if there’s a vehicle currently in your blind zone, and Lane Change Alert alerts you to fast-approaching vehicles that will soon enter your blind zone.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE WHEN LANE CHANGE ALERT WITH SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT ACTIVATES

When you start your vehicle, you’ll see both sideview mirror alerts briefly come on — this tells you the system is working. Additionally, the sideview mirror alerts briefly when the feature is turned back on, if it was off in the same key cycle.

Once you’re driving, if the system detects a vehicle in your side blind zone or a fast-moving vehicle approaching your lane change zone:

  • A yellow warning symbol will light up on the sideview mirror on the side where the system has detected the vehicle
  • If you turn on your turn signal in that direction, this warning symbol will flash as an extra warning to not change lanes

HOW TO TURN LANE CHANGE ALERT WITH SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT OFF

You can turn off Lane Change Alert from your infotainment system screen in the Vehicle Personalization menu.

The on or off setting you’ve chosen for this system will stay the same once you shut the vehicle down and start it again, so if you’ve turned Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert off and want to use it again, you’ll need to remember to turn it back on.

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN USING LANE CHANGE ALERT WITH SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT

  • You should always check your mirrors, glance over your shoulder and use turn signals before changing lanes
  • Use your turn signal every time you change lanes. If there’s a vehicle in your blind zone, the alert system is designed to flash a warning on that side
  • Always be prepared to avoid vehicles in your blind zone, even when you don’t see a warning
  • The system may light up a warning indicator due to guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs and other non-moving objects. This is normal operation
  • Under bad weather or poor visibility conditions, the system might not function as intended. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert uses sensors in the rear bumper to detect vehicles in your blind spot. Keep the sensor areas clear of obstructions such as dirt or snow to keep the system working properly


Q&As

Will Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert automatically brake or steer my vehicle to prevent a lane change crash?

No. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert doesn’t operate the brakes or steer the vehicle. It’s an alert system only.

Can Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert detect motorcycles?

Yes. The system is designed to detect most motorcycles.

Can Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert detect moving objects other than vehicles and motorcycles?

No. For example, the system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists or electric scooters. 

Does Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert work any differently on vehicles with manual transmission?

No. However, the feature will be active any time your parking brake is off on manual transmission vehicles.

Can I turn off the Lane Change Alert but keep the Side Blind Zone Alert feature on?

You can turn both of these features off together, but there’s not a unique setting or selection for keeping just the Side Blind Zone Alert feature on. If you do turn them off, they’ll stay off, even after you shut down and start the vehicle again. To use these features again, you’d need to go back into the menu to turn them back on.


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?

NEED MORE HELP?

Communicate with one of our specialists.

To find out if your vehicle has this feature, contact your dealer or refer to your vehicle’s equipment list. Please check your Owner's Manual for more information about features.

  • Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Buick vehicles’ destination freight charges.

  • EPA estimated MPG 25 city, 30 highway FWD.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated.

  • Functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • EPA estimated MPG 30 city, 32 highway 1.3L engine FWD.

  • Buick Driver Confidence: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator and IntelliBeam. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app. Google, Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple® and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone® and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri, iPhone and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Safety or driver-assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Buick Driver Confidence Plus: Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • The system wirelessly charges one compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adapter/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, click here or consult your carrier.

  • EPA estimated MPG 18 city/26 highway FWD.

  • Requires available Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. To use Android Auto on your car display, you’ll need an Android phone running Android 6 or higher, an active data plan, and the Android Auto app. Google, Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Bose is a registered trademark of the Bose Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

  • EPA estimated FWD model.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Preproduction model shown throughout. Actual Production model may vary.

|