Toyota Corolla (E210): RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) function

The RCTA function uses the BSM rear side radar sensors installed behind the rear bumper. This function is intended to assist the driver in checking areas that are not easily visible when backing up.


■Cautions regarding the use of the system

The driver is solely responsible for safe driving. Always drive safely, taking care to observe your surroundings.

The RCTA function is only a supplementary function which alerts the driver that a vehicle is approaching from the right or left at the rear of the vehicle. As the RCTA function may not function correctly under certain conditions, the driver's own visual confirmation of safety is necessary.

Over reliance on this function may lead to an accident resulting death or serious injury.

System components

  1. Meter control switches

Turning the RCTA function on/off.

When the RCTA function is disabled, the RCTA OFF indicator illuminates.

  1. Outside rear view mirror indicators

If a vehicle is detected as approaching from the left or right behind the vehicle, both outside rear view mirror indicators will blink and a buzzer will sound.

  1. Audio system screen

If a vehicle approaching from the right or left at the rear of the vehicle is detected, the RCTA icon for the detected side will be displayed on the audio system screen. This illustration shows an example of a vehicle approaching from both sides of the vehicle.

  1. Driving assist information indicator

When the RCTA is off, "Rear Cross Traffic Alert OFF" will be displayed on the multi-information display.

Turning the RCTA function on/off

The RCTA can be enabled/disabled on or  (7-inch display) of the (4.2-inch display) or multi-information display. (7-inch display) of the multi-information display.

When the RCTA function is off, the driving assist information indicator will illuminate.

At this time, "Rear Cross Traffic Alert OFF" will be displayed on the multi-information display.

Each time the engine switch is turned to ON, the RCTA is enabled.

■Outside rear view mirror indicator visibility

In strong sunlight, the outside rear view mirror indicator may be difficult to see.

■Hearing the RCTA buzzer

The RCTA buzzer may be difficult to hear over loud noises, such as if the audio system volume is high.

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