Kia Sedona's Sensitive Rear Sensors: Better Safe Than Sorry
January 03, 2007
This morning as I was about to back out of my carport, the Kia Sedona sounded an alarm in the cabin. I checked to make sure I didn't leave the parking brake on. Nope. I then looked behind me to make sure my roommate had already cleared the parking space behind me... Check. But the steady high-pitched tone continued as if there was something still behind the Sedona. So I got out to take a look. Maybe someone unseen was sitting on the bumper or something. But sure enough when I checked there was nothing in its path...except possibly that little bit of shrubbery jutting out from the Italian cypress near the column.
I always thought rear sensors only detected what was immediately in front of them. Had no idea they could detect just anything in the vicinity of the rear bumper. Pretty handy considering the rear visibility of this thing isn't so great.
Production Editor Caroline Pardilla