Ford Technology: BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Alert

Ford BLISS with Cross Traffic Alert

This feature helps drivers change lanes or back out of a parking space with more confidence:

  • BLIS alerts when a vehicle enteres a blind spot (light illuminates on the sideview mirror)
  • Cross-traffic alert warns of traffic approaching from the sides when the vehicle is in reverse, such as backing out of a parking space (light illuminates on the sideview mirror and chimes sound in the cabin)
  • Use the Information Display to set On or Off. Scroll through the available menus by selecting:
    • – Settings > Driver Assist > Blind Spot > On/Off
    • – Settings > Driver Assist > Cross Traffic Alert > On/Off
  • Defaults to On each key cycle
  • BLIS turns on when the engine is started and the vehicle is driven forward above 3 mph (5 km/h)
  • It remains on while the transmission is in D (Drive), S (Sport) or N (Neutral)
  • If shifted out of D (Drive), S (Sport) or N (Neutral), the system enters Cross-traffic Alert mode
  • Once shifted back into D (Drive) or S (Sport), BLIS turns back on when the vehicle is driven above 3 mph (5 km/h)
  • The BLIS warning lights are located on the sideview mirrors
  • The warning system includes audio alerting, warning message and flashing sideview mirror warring light
  • Certain extreme weather conditions may block the sensor system, activating a warning message in the vehicle’s message center along with a tone sound.


The information provided above is meant to be a brief overview of the technology available from Ford Motor Company.  As always, you should refer to your vehicle’s owners manual for specific details, system features and operating instructions, etc. 

Koons Ford Lincoln of Annapolis is conveniently located at 2540 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland (the intersection of Route 97 and Route 50) only minutes from Washington and Baltimore. Proudly serving Glen Burnie, Columbia, Crofton, Baltimore and beyond for over 40 years. If you have any questions, please contact us at (410) 224-2100.


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