2020 Defender


The Blind Spot Assist (BSA) system does not operate when:

  • Reverse (R) or Park (P) is selected.

  • The brake pedal is pressed.

  • The driver has applied excessive steering force.

  • The vehicle’s speed is approximately below 64 km/h (40 mph) or above 180 km/h (112 mph).

  • Driving in lanes narrower than approximately 3 m or wider than approximately 4 m.

  • The sensors in the rear bumper become blocked.

  • The camera under the rear-view mirror becomes blocked.

  • The blind spot monitor system is not operating.

  • A fault occurs in the system.

The BSA system does not operate if:

  • Adverse weather conditions exist. For example, heavy fog, rain, or snow.

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is active.

  • An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) event has occurred.

  • The driver has applied a counter steering input that is greater than the steering input from the blind spot assist system.

The BSA system:

  • Works in conjunction with the blind spot monitor and closing vehicle sensing systems.

  • May register false targets if travelling along a narrow lane.

  • Does not work accurately if the sensors are misaligned due to bumper modifications, impact damage, etc.

The instrument panel displays messages to inform the driver of any performance or system issues.