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I have an Overland '14 and works just fine.
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

I found a local road on my way home from work that would trigger the FCW every time. It is a short steep up hill road, it will trigger my FCW every time when I pass it about 25mph.
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

Hmmm, still waiting for my FCW to go off, never once did it alert me in 3 months..
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Hmmm, still waiting for my FCW to go off, never once did it alert me in 3 months..
Probably becasue you are not a terrible driver
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

Don't worry, the first time your FCW goes off is a moment you will never forget!
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

I drive aggressively and mine has gone off many times. It has also gone off a few times due to instantly stopping traffic and has applied my brakes for me. I like it.

You can test this system safely if you want. There are several ways to setup a cardboard object that is the size of the back of a car on a closed off road (or park type setting) and drive into it. If you hit it then is won't (shouldn't) damage your vehicle. Some people have hung cardboard or blow up objects on PVC from the back of a pickup truck so that the truck is in the right lane and the cardboard or blow up object is in the left land (PVC is high up in the air) and you drive into it. This is similar to how the real tests are done by magazines that review the systems.

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I drive aggressively and mine has gone off many times. It has also gone off a few times due to instantly stopping traffic and has applied my brakes for me. I like it.

You can test this system safely if you want. There are several ways to setup a cardboard object that is the size of the back of a car on a closed off road (or park type setting) and drive into it. If you hit it then is won't (shouldn't) damage your vehicle. Some people have hung cardboard or blow up objects on PVC from the back of a pickup truck so that the truck is in the right lane and the cardboard or blow up object is in the left land (PVC is high up in the air) and you drive into it. This is similar to how the real tests are done by magazines that review the systems.

Awesome info, Thanks Studio!!
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Re: WK2's Have Forward Collision Warning Issues

I've had the FCW chime come on a couple of times, always when driving aggressively in traffic when someone slows in front of me and I quickly speed up to change lanes. Very brief warning.

My wife said yesterday it applied the brakes on her when she was driving down a side street with no-one close. Said it scared the heck out of her and she thought something was broken.

It is an isolated one-time incident but we'll keep an eye on it. Not confidence inspiring to have your car randomly apply the brakes for no apparent reason.

Kind of off-topic but we love the rear cross path detection.

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