2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 : Towing and the Blind Spot Monitoring System

December 18, 2012

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Over the past two weeks I added over 1,000 miles to our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Over half of this was done with a trailer in tow. The Blind Spot Management System (BSM) didn't seem to like what I was doing.

Take a look at the photo. The yellow warning light in the side mirrors illuminated at each slight bend in the road. It appeared the trailer behind me was just wide enough that it triggered the BSM warning. It didn't bother me. But I see how somebody could find this to be annoying and want to turn the feature off.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 14,590 miles

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