Parking Sensor False Alarms - Page 5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2013, 09:55 PM   #41
focus wht
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Fan#: 49023
Location: Milton Ontario Canada, United States
What I Drive: 2013 Focus TI White Platinum

Posts: 56
FF Reputation: 1 focus wht Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There are only 4 sensors for the front park aid. The 2 on the sides are for the self parking. and do not add to the beeping. Forget about the warranty because you will never be lucky enough to duplicate this issue on demand or lucky enough to have it beep while as scanner is connected. Just buy your own new sensors and swap them out and be happy. Once again the reprogram of the BCM and Apim has nothing to do with this issue no matter what they tell you but with an update to the vehicle . It is referenced on a TSB. There is no Tsb for the false Beeping.
focus wht is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #42
Faygo Focus
Focus Addict
 
Faygo Focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85587
Location: Detroit, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Ti with James Bond Pkg

Posts: 573
Points 3,651, Level 38
Points: 3,651, Level: 38 Points: 3,651, Level: 38 Points: 3,651, Level: 38
Level Up 1% Completed
Level up: 1% Level up: 1% Level up: 1%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 Faygo Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Since most having the randomness say its at a stop light and not exhausts of other vehicles...

Would an inductive loop in the road potentially affect such sensors?
Faygo Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #43
dragonpalm
Focus Enthusiast
 
dragonpalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104183
Location: San Antonio, TX
What I Drive: 2013 White Platinum Titanium Sedan

Posts: 180
Points 571, Level 11
Points: 571, Level: 11 Points: 571, Level: 11 Points: 571, Level: 11
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 dragonpalm Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faygo Focus View Post
Since most having the randomness say its at a stop light and not exhausts of other vehicles...

Would an inductive loop in the road potentially affect such sensors?
I don't think so because several times, the beeping started as soon as I put my car in drive in the morning and didn't stop until I manually turned off the sensors.
dragonpalm is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 06:24 PM   #44
wchlin81
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119386
Location: Calgary, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Titanium

Posts: 2
FF Reputation: 1 wchlin81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Hi, I am not sure if anyone is still following this thread BUT I've finally gone to the dealership to let them know my parking sensor goes off when there's nothing too close in front or back, and it goes off when perhaps a large truck or bus is on my sides but again nowhere close.

I went to the dealership, and they said they could not find a problem. THEN they charged me for labor performed "because Ford can't pay us anything that we cannot find to be a warranty repair".

I am sooo upset over this, to the point that I'm considering just letting the car die off, sell it, and never getting a ford again.

Any tips on this? Left a VM to Ford service person and no response yet.

Thanks
wchlin81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #45
PratoN
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 3,930
Points 2,928, Level 33
Points: 2,928, Level: 33 Points: 2,928, Level: 33 Points: 2,928, Level: 33
Level Up 19% Completed
Level up: 19% Level up: 19% Level up: 19%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 13 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wchlin81 View Post
...my parking sensor goes off when there's nothing too close in front or back, and it goes off when perhaps a large truck or bus is on my sides but again nowhere close.
As far as I know, this is actually normal - my car also does it. It has to do with the bus / truck brakes shooting air out toward your car and the ultrasonic proximity parking sensors rely on the reflection of sound waves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parking_sensors

Quote:
Air Turbulence

Air currents, turbulence and layers of different densities cause refraction of the sound wave. An echo may be weakened or diverted to the extent that it is not received at all. Sensing range, accuracy, and stability can deteriorate under these conditions.
http://www.ab.com/en/epub/catalogs/1...229/print.html

I don't know if it's company policy, but they don't usually charge under 3yrs/36k miles, after that they usually do...
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 100k miles and counting...
PratoN is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #46
wchlin81
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Fan#: 119386
Location: Calgary, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Titanium

Posts: 2
FF Reputation: 1 wchlin81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
As far as I know, this is actually normal - my car also does it. It has to do with the bus / truck brakes shooting air out toward your car and the ultrasonic proximity parking sensors rely on the reflection of sound waves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parking_sensors


http://www.ab.com/en/epub/catalogs/1...229/print.html

I don't know if it's company policy, but they don't usually charge under 3yrs/36k miles, after that they usually do...

My car only has 12000 km and I got it feb 2012.

I will try and fight the charge I just feel they did this because I was a girl who didn't look like I knew better.

Thanks!
wchlin81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #47
svenster
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 106888
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Titanium

Posts: 27
Points 19, Level 1
Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1 Points: 19, Level: 1
Level Up 37% Completed
Level up: 37% Level up: 37% Level up: 37%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 svenster Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I would fight it too. Ive taken mine in for a rattle in the front end and the transmission and both times they some how can not duplicate the issue but never charged me.
svenster is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #48
FordServiceCA
Official Ford Rep
 
FordServiceCA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116356
Location: Oakville, Canada
What I Drive: 1908, Black, Model T

Posts: 144
Points 79, Level 1
Points: 79, Level: 1 Points: 79, Level: 1 Points: 79, Level: 1
Level Up 58% Completed
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 1 FordServiceCA Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wchlin81 View Post
My car only has 12000 km and I got it feb 2012.

I will try and fight the charge I just feel they did this because I was a girl who didn't look like I knew better.

Thanks!
Hi wchlin81,

Please send me a private message with your VIN, phone number, and dealerís name/location; Iíd like to see how I can help.

Saskia
__________________
FORD SERVICE

p: 800.565.FORD
t: @FordServiceCA @FordFocus @FordCanada
f: facebook.com/FordFocus facebook.com/FordCanada
FordServiceCA is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat