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15-11-2018 19:10
HermanHymer Remember to tell your insurers about the modification! "Does it have sensors?", is a regular question in the fact find.
13-11-2018 22:41
peribro It never ceases to amaze me how useless some dealers can be. I would tell the dealer that you won't be taking delivery (and paying) for the van until you get a suitable resolution. It really should be very basic stuff for any dealer. I suspect it's a lazy salesman who can't be bothered to talk to his technical people.
13-11-2018 09:12
Glandwr I have parking sensors on my van (that I put a towbar bike rack onto) and my car that I sometimes use with a trailer. Both systems can be turned off. The car one has to be done every time I engage reverse, the van one permanently. Should be easy for dealer to put a switch on the live feed to the system, especially if a sale depends on it.
13-11-2018 07:55
eurajohn I have a Citroen fitted with parking sensors, when the trailer wiring socket has its plug in place the sensors are overridden, it also has a selector switch to disable them completely.

I would think the new van should have something similar, if the supplying dealer is useless then try contacting the base vehicle manufacturer for information.

13-11-2018 00:07
Parking sensors

I expect to take delivery of a new Swift Escape in a few months. The van will be fitted with parking sensors. I plan to fit a towbar and might sometimes want to carry a scooter rack or trailer. I am worried that the parking sensors will alarm when I engage reverse with a rack or trailer fitted. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can I disable the sensors by switching them off or removing the fuse? I am not getting much advice from the dealer. Many thanks

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