2015 Volvo S60: Hey, Don't Hit the Road
by Erin Riches, Deputy Editor on September 4, 2015
My house has a moderately steep driveway. It's steep enough that I have to angle the front wheels of most cars when pulling out or backing in (and I'm not sure if I ever had a perfectly clean exit in our SLP Panther Camaro).
It's also steep enough to trigger the front parking sensors every single time I pull out in our long-term 2015 Volvo S60. After closer inspection of the front bumper, I think this has more to do with the location of the four sensors than any oversensitivity.
The sensors are mounted very low on the bumper. Although the frequent alerts could be an annoyance if you, too, must negotiate a driveway with a significant elevation change (and decide to leave this parking aid turned on), the upside is that you'll probably never run aground on a high parking block.
Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 8,895 miles