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Old 03-27-2019, 07:43 PM
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Does anyone else think the BSM alert is far too conservative as far as when it alarms when changing lanes? I traded a 2016 CX-5 GT for a 2017 CX-5 GT (couldn't resist the new model). The newer car definitely alarms even though there is no doubt changing lanes is safe and far from cutting off the other driver. I hope that makes sense. I looked through the manual and it doesn't look like there's a way to re-calibrate or adjust the system, but that didn't surprise me.
 
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:13 AM
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I have the 2018 CX-5 GT which should be the same as your 2017. I can adjust the sesitivity of the BSM under one of the settings in my on dash radio display. I think its under settings. There are three adjustments for the BSM. Low, Medium, and High.
 
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Old 03-31-2019, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for your suggestion. When I looked at the setting it seems to only affect the volume of the BSM alert.
 
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mdmiller50 View Post
Thanks for your suggestion. When I looked at the setting it seems to only affect the volume of the BSM alert.
I agree that it seems to be very sensitive. I was getting the alert when I was turning right. The sensor was picking up the 2 ft. snow bank on the right hand shoulder of the road. I also haven't found a way to adjustment the sensitivity, only the volume of the alert buzzer.

Wade
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:46 AM
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I just checked my car again and you guys are right, the setting I was talking about does indeed only adjust the volume of the alert. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:25 PM
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I also find my '19 GTR to be overly sensitive. I'm way past the other vehicle before the warning stops.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:06 PM
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Agreed that it is over-sensitive. Wondering if there will be some software-update for this in the future if there are enough customers complaining.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:45 PM
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I have had my 2019 Signature trim CX-5 for close to 3 weeks now. I traded in a 2017 CX-3 GT. I can tell you that absolutely the 2019 BSM is noticeably more sensitive.
 
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