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Hi there

When I drive the car into parking space (supermarket or multi storey - not parallel parking), as far as I can tell the front sensors won't activate at all. If I engage neutral or reverse though whilst in the space, they immediately start beeping, but by this stage it's a bit late in the day! Is this by design? From recollection I think this happened on the RR Sport I was given whilst awaiting delivery of my DS.

Oh, also I drove slowly into the bay, not at full speed! I also drive a Mercedes and the parking sensors start beeping once under 5mph so I'm used to the function.

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I think on the DS its the same as on the FL2 - sensors not on until reverse engaged, or unless you manually activate them by pressing the button. Generally you don't need to be warned about what is in front as its in view - but if driving up to the obstacle, you can opt to switch on the sensors.
 

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Odd, on my CRV they are either on or off (switch), personally I would prefer them to stay on all the time rather than having to select them..
 

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Do you find the front sensors to be a bit poor? They very rarely beep even when I'm visibly close to things. I think they're too low down the bumper and not at the widest point where you really need them. Anyone else have this issue, or maybe a problem with mine?
 

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I haven't yet tested the front sensors on my new DS but they certainly detect an obstacle to the rear when reversing. However, my old Freelander 2 that had similar sensors front and rear would beep as I drove forwards towards, say a wall, when parking. I assume it will be the same on the DS.
 

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My front sensor work but you have to be quite close to what's in front to get them to bleep.
 

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From memory on my Evoque the front only start detection at 50cm and rear some 120cm while reversing. Think these settings had something to do with stopstart traffic and rear being much less visible

Dealer adjustable?
 

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I agree they are like the freelander, they engage when you use reverse or you switch them on.
 

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Collected car today and checked with the handover specialist, front and rear sensors come on when reverse is selected, only way to get front sensors on in drive is to manually select them.
 

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mine only work after reverse or neutral been selected - I know manual says if you hold down button for 3 sec that will programme them on permanently below certain speeds but that doesn't seem to work certainly after engine has been switched off - HSE
 
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mine only work after reverse or neutral been selected - I know manual says if you hold down button for 3 sec that will programme them on permanently below certain speeds but that doesn't seem to work certainly after engine has been switched off - HSE
I was under the impression this was the case. I have tried it but no luck. I will query this with the dealer on Monday when I get the b pillar fixed.
 

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The front and rear sensors come on when you select reverse, and stay on until you either switch off the ignition or exceed a set speed (15mph I think) so as to help with the inevitable parking-shuffle to get in or out of a space.

FWIW, the ones on my Freelander 2 were too sensitive and I couldn't drive through my gateway without them throwing a fit, and they'd be in panic mode (i.e. stop! Now!) when still a foot or more away from the obstruction whereas the ones on my Freelander 'Classic' only did that around six-inches.
 

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So how do you manually select them?

During car park manoeuvres today, the front sensors didn't trigger at all, but while waiting for the lights to change in neutral (which I tend to select on the auto box if stationary for more than a few seconds), they went berserk when a pedestrian passed close to the front of the car.
 

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Depends on when your car is manufactured
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Push the button on the dash for ICT

Later models built around Feb / march 2017 you can set these on in the menue called "autoOn" I'm guessing you've done this to detect the pedestrian though.
 

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I deselected this option it drove me absolutely dotty in traffic. When I need it I push the button on the dash.
 

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Think I can count on one hand the amount of times I've manually had to switch the front parking sensors on, on both FL2/DS over the last 6 years.

I did notice just this evening pulling up to the bumper of another vehicle stopped at traffic lights and putting the car into P whilst idling activated the front sensors on the DS tho...presumably because to get to P you have to cycle past R?
 
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