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I feel like my sensors aren't very accurate. When I am backing out of my garage, the left side always goes off even though nothing is there, and when I am backing into the street the right goes off as well. Can they be cleaned or relaigned somehow? I like the idea of them, I just cant put much faith in them when they go off with nothing around me.

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Are the reflecting off the concret? Mine go off when the back of the XK angles down when backing into the street from my drive
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The sensors are likely seeing the verticle post of the garage door opening I'm guessing.
Their 'sightline' is shaped like a cone and overlap at about 5 feet away.
As Creek said, depending on the drop angle at the curb, they may be momentarily interpeting the pavement as a possible obstruction.

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I feel like my sensors aren't very accurate. When I am backing out of my garage, the left side always goes off even though nothing is there, and when I am backing into the street the right goes off as well. Can they be cleaned or relaigned somehow? I like the idea of them, I just cant put much faith in them when they go off with nothing around me.
Mine do exactly the same thing. Also, I have an Oak tree in my front yard. It is about 4.5' in diameter at the base. I can back up until the bumper hits the tree, and they never go off! They go crazy when I have the boat hitched up. After I had the Jeep for a couple of months, I backed into a pole protecting the gas pumps at a gas station, and damaged the left side of the bumper. They nver went off! I explained all of the above to the dealer, and they refused to fix it under warranty.
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