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AEB-UK
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Front Parking Sensors

Post by AEB-UK » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:12 am

Anyone know if the front parking sensors can be set to "On" as a default?
Currently, they are only activated after reverse gear is selected, and then they stay on.
If you haven't reversed, and then you later drive into a confined space, you might not realise the sensors aren't activated until too late.

I'd rather they be on all the time, and be able to switch them off when I want to.
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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by CRB » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:26 pm

I can switch mine on by pressing the button in the centre console...but you do have to remember to do it.

Haven't found a way to have them set as on by default.
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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by Pauly » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:20 pm

Hi I would of thought there must be a way of turning them on by default it seems crazy not to allow you to do that because as you say you can very easy forget and with the charging port being in the front it makes it even more of a need I’d of thought they would of considered that but then again?

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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by anupanu » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:39 pm

My company Golf's sensors come on below 5mph. Sometimes disconcerting when they beep while you are crawling past a badly parked car for instance. You can switch them off, but the next time you switch on the ignition they are working again, probably like all good safety features should
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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by Wobby1 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:04 pm

As has been posted already the central console has a switch to turn the front sensors on, or if you go into reverse first. There’s no way to switch them on permanently, which makes sense, as if they were on all the time, in slow moving traffic they would be forever warning you. In my opinion! Hyundai have thought this out and done the right thing.

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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by Wobby1 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Pauly wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:20 pm
Hi I would of thought there must be a way of turning them on by default it seems crazy not to allow you to do that because as you say you can very easy forget and with the charging port being in the front it makes it even more of a need I’d of thought they would of considered that but then again?
There is a switch that turns the sensors on, I would have thought that was simple enough to do if you need to get that close to a charge point. If it were on all the time, in slow moving traffic it would drive me nuts.

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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by anupanu » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:19 pm

VWs front parking sensors come on at less than 5mph, if your sensors keep going off in stop start traffic then you are too close to the car in front
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Re: Front Parking Sensors

Post by AEB-UK » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:22 pm

Wobby1 wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:04 pm
As has been posted already the central console has a switch to turn the front sensors on, or if you go into reverse first. There’s no way to switch them on permanently, which makes sense, as if they were on all the time, in slow moving traffic they would be forever warning you. In my opinion! Hyundai have thought this out and done the right thing.
The front sensors on my other half's Volvo are "on" as a default.
He can turn them off whilst driving into or out of the garage for example.

If the front sensors work in slow or stopped traffic, then you are much too close to the car in front.
Could be a useful warning if you are creeping forward, or if car in front is rolling backwards.
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