This article is part of the GM Authority Mailbag series, where the GM Authority Crew features and replies to your questions, comments, and observations.
The following is from Greg S.
Have been reading the site for the past year and love it. I found out about the CTS Vsport from you and leased one in February. With the exception of what others have already told you about things like the passenger-side mirror, I love the car. But I do want to suggest one area of improvement.
That blind spot indicator in the exterior rear view mirrors is almost the same amber color as the turn signal indicator which makes it very easy to get the two confused sometimes, especially when switching lanes.
When I switch lanes, I turn on the turn signal first, so it’s already blinking. But that amber turn signal color looks to be nearly the same color as the blind spot indicator. So sometimes, I mistake the turn signal indicator for the blind spot indicator and have to do a double-take.
It would be so much easier if the blind spot indicator color was another color, like red.
First of all, great choice on a car. Congrats! And good point on the turn signal indicator color.
We’ve taken the liberty of modifying a photo of the mirror, keeping the turn signal indicator amber while changing the blindspot indicator to red. Here’s how it would look.
What’s more, we would even recommend moving the blindspot indicator to the inside of the mirror – as seen on some Audi vehicles — so as to decrease the distance the driver needs to look in order to determine if a vehicle is in his or her blindspot.