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    Hi All.

    My perfect Stinger is no longer perfect. Probably $800 damage to reset/relocate the rear bumper. OUCH!

    Anyway, the rear sensor warning went off at the same time I backed into a post. It occurs to me that a round post, or a square one with a corner facing the car is actually stealth technology to the rear facing radar.

    In my case, the post was about 6"x6" square steel with the corner of the square facing the car. Hence the radar reflected off to the sides and not back to the car to be sensed.

    My solution. Look behind as you back up all the time!

    Be careful out there.

    Steve O.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Hi All.

    My perfect Stinger is no longer perfect. Probably $800 damage to reset/relocate the rear bumper. OUCH!

    Anyway, the rear sensor warning went off at the same time I backed into a post. It occurs to me that a round post, or a square one with a corner facing the car is actually stealth technology to the rear facing radar.

    In my case, the post was about 6"x6" square steel with the corner of the square facing the car. Hence the radar reflected off to the sides and not back to the car to be sensed.

    My solution. Look behind as you back up all the time!

    Be careful out there.

    Steve O.
    Giggling quietly to himself... Sorry @Steve O. Glad that it's not worse.

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    Sorry to hear that.

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    Damn!!!....sorry to hear that @Steve O
    Was it not visible on the 360 camera?

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    I probably was but it was an open parking lot with no cars so I backed up not looking back. So my eyes never saw it and the sensors did not sound until contact. Like I said, It's the car's fault!!
    Seriously though, if you start relying on the sensors, next thing you know... you can back into a pole. Just like I did.
    Hence... BE careful out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Hi All.

    My perfect Stinger is no longer perfect. Probably $800 damage to reset/relocate the rear bumper. OUCH!

    Anyway, the rear sensor warning went off at the same time I backed into a post. It occurs to me that a round post, or a square one with a corner facing the car is actually stealth technology to the rear facing radar.

    In my case, the post was about 6"x6" square steel with the corner of the square facing the car. Hence the radar reflected off to the sides and not back to the car to be sensed.

    My solution. Look behind as you back up all the time!

    Be careful out there.

    Steve O.
    Backup sensors NEVER See they only Detect it is up to you to SEE. Seems you have a $800. Vision Tutorial Good luck on your repair. My 1st accident as a teen, I backed into a telephone pole. I hate backing up. Enjoy the backup camera now

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    I sympathize!
    I backed into to my own Xterra.
    Sensor screamed - Bam!
    All my fault. I was using side mirror/down to reverse up the edge of the driveway...
    I did not check all. I "assumed' sensor was just saying "Hey! You are next to a car..." (which I was as well)
    Fortunately, minimal damage. "whew"

 

 
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