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ENFORCER 01-26-2012 03:19 AM

Towing and Blind Spot warning
 
I recently was towing a 7x9 box trailer and notice that the blind spot warning was coming on all the time with or without cars. I also noticed that cars coming in the opposite direction also set it off, where it normally would not.

I seem to remember that the factory tow package would deactivate or dumb down the system, has anyone else notice this ? I have a Mopar branded bar, but they are different to the USA bar.

just4fun 01-26-2012 03:55 AM

Re: Towing and Blind Spot warning
 
Enforcer,
I also had the same issue when I first connected my caravan for the first trip, we drove about 600km which concerned me a little as I expected it to work better.
Recently on a recent trip to Tarre (NSW) the blind spot work perfectly, as if I had nothing on the back. I have changed or adjusted anything.
Maybe it will sort it out it self, good luck.

Andy

Knightrider03m 01-26-2012 04:13 AM

Re: Towing and Blind Spot warning
 
The system will only respond to objects being in the way. So if you are driving and a oncoming car pass you, if they are close enough to you then it will set it off. Same as driving closely to a guard rail. I don't see a trailer setting off the system unless its a very wide trailer or you are turning.

ENFORCER 01-26-2012 04:16 PM

Re: Towing and Blind Spot warning
 
The trailer is only small, and it was causing the Blindspot to false as it was going on both sides every 10 seconds. I have never had issues with oncoming cars causing it to false.
Weird thing is is was going off on straight road and curves. I guess the trailer being flat sided steel, was causing the radar to reflect off roadside objects confusing the system.


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