Jeep Garage  - Jeep Forum

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum (http://www.jeepgarage.org/forums.php)
-   Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/)
-   -   Car wash disabled parking sensors (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f190/car-wash-disabled-parking-sensors-64760.html)

imaz 08-28-2013 07:35 PM

Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
Noticed this everytime I'm in a touchless car wash, how does it know when to disable the parking sensors.

Sent from my GT-I9305T

allypally 08-28-2013 08:00 PM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
I doubt if the sensors are disabled if your motor is running. Unless the sensors are immune to rain.

imaz 08-28-2013 08:30 PM

It says it's disabled everytime I drive into one. Well the evic says it is and the switch will be Amber lit, until I drive out. Happens to all cart washes

Sent from my GT-I9305T

Baalic 08-28-2013 09:27 PM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
hMM, wouldn't it do the same thing then pulling into a garage?? I don't have the front sensors, since I'm in an Overland not a Summit but mine never do this. Even the one time I used the touch less car wash??

Barboots 08-28-2013 10:49 PM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
I hand wash "our fleet"... except the Prado which requires no love at all... but do you think it could be to do with water running over all the sensors? Perhaps the sensor logic detects a bulk error and shuts down until cleared?

Alternatively, maybe the car wash machine manufacturers have installed so much ultrasonic gear the Jeep gets overwhelmed???

Cheers,
Steve

imaz 08-28-2013 10:53 PM

I'll take a video when I drive into one next week. It disables it when water shoots at the front of the car (not rain). Pretty much for the entire time getting washed. Happens everytime that i thought it was intelligent.

Sent from my GT-I9305T

imaz 08-28-2013 10:55 PM

Mines neither of those two models. I have the limited low end non overland. 2012. With front and rear sensors.

Sent from my GT-I9305T

Barboots 08-29-2013 12:25 AM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by imaz (Post 884307)
Mines neither of those two models. I have the limited low end non overland. 2012. With front and rear sensors.

Sent from my GT-I9305T

Imaz the reply above came from one of our friends in the US ("Overland not a Summit" gave it away). Their spec is quite different to ours, which come with a pre-selected range of toys which are actually options in the US. Meaning our vehicles can often be better spec'd for the model name when unoptioned, but can be easily out-gageted by the extensive options list available in the US.

I don't think it matters much... this "feature" would probably apply to all vehicles with sensors, be it front, rear or both. I'd go and do some "testing", but I just washed the Grand two days ago :cool:

Cheers,
Steve

imaz 09-06-2013 05:16 AM

Here is my video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTjP...e_gdata_player

Sent from my GT-I9305T

allypally 09-06-2013 03:14 PM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
Nice video, but may be better if you unlocked it.

imaz 09-06-2013 07:06 PM

Video is unlocked.

Sent from my GT-I9305T

tomk 09-06-2013 09:49 PM

Re: Car wash disabled parking sensors
 
my '07 grumps about excess water/snow on the sensors. '14 hasn't had it's first winter yet, so I can't say how it will behave.

I can see how the ultrasonics would not like the water.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community