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599 Parking Sensor Failure

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  1. Vito

    Vito Formula Junior
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    Apr 29, 2004
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    My 2008 599 was just serviced by the dealer & returned to me on Friday. The dealership employee parked the car in the garage on Friday and today, Saturday, I took the car out for a drive. It started fine & drove perfectly. However, upon returning home & pulling into the garage the "Parking Sensor Failure" message appeared on the dash. I checked all sensors & they were clear. I restarted the car 2 or 3 times to see if the message would clear and it did not. The OBD-2 meter shows no error codes either. I did not wipe the sensors with alcohol to clear any wax that might be there from the last time it was detailed. Any thoughts, comments or suggestions on this matter? Thanks
     
  2. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Possible rock strike when driving. I also randomly get electrical system errors when I start the car, sometime parking sensors. They always clear but the parking sensors are at best, marginally reliable.
     
  3. brogenville

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    Hey Vito,
    Is your OBD reader specifically want able to connect to the parking sensor ecu? If so, then there must be a stored code (if not an active fault code). This would obviously help greatly in figuring out the fault!

    One simple thing you can do is check to see that all your sensors are firing. With the ignition on and engine off, put the car into reverse, then crouch down with your ear right up next each sensor. It will be very quiet, but you should clearly be able to hear a clicking sound from each sensor. No clicking from a specific sensor would indicate a sensor or wiring fault. Not clicking at all would most likely indicate the ecu is at fault.


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  4. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Good suggestion
     
  5. Vito

    Vito Formula Junior
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    There was neither an active code or a stored code.
     
  6. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    No sure I really would want my head near a radar sensor.
     
  7. brogenville

    brogenville Formula Junior

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    Parking sensors are high frequency acoustic, not radar.

    Well it doesn't make much sense that there isn't a stored code if you saw a parking sensor error come onto the dash. Maybe it got cleared by accident.
     
  8. Vito

    Vito Formula Junior
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    Here's the summary of the event and update: 1) Last Saturday the sensor failure notice appeared on the dash. 2) Tried a couple of start/restart cycles to see if that would clear it, it did not. 3) Connected OBD-2 meter, no codes either active or stored were found, selected "delete codes" regardless. 4) Tried a couple more start/restart cycles, code still present. 5) Dusted car with California Duster and covered it. 6) Went to drive the car today and everything was fine. For example, sensors picked up garage door in normal fashion when backing out of the garage & when returning. I guess the California Duster has some delayed magical powers. No error message now.
     
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  9. brogenville

    brogenville Formula Junior

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  10. Vito

    Vito Formula Junior
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    Ancel AD-310. It's worked fine with other codes.
     
  11. brogenville

    brogenville Formula Junior

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    From reading the specs online, all this scanner is doing is taking to your engine ecus. You won’t find any parking sensor faults unless you have a scanner that can connect directly to the parking sensor ecu.


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  12. thorn

    thorn F1 Rookie
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    Parking sensors are not part of the mandated ODB-II spec. Codes such as this can often only be read with mfg software, or a high-end equivalent.
     
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  13. brogenville

    brogenville Formula Junior

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    Or a $50 Autel AP200. Can read codes from every ecu on the car.

    I have one. It’s phenomenal value.


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