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Issues with parking sensor

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by CWHMemphis, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Apr 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM
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    CWHMemphis

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    Has anyone had issues with their front parking sensor? Sometimes my right front sensor will go off when there isn't anything close to the front of my truck and it won't stop beeping until I press the parking button and turn it off. My truck is only a year old and hasn't been wrecked or anything. I'm not sure why it's doing this. I've also had issues with my radio/navy system turning off completely when I am driving down the road. Any thoughts on either of these issues?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    Oddly enough mine does the same thing. Same side, front right. Usually only when its raining, so I don't know if like large ass rain drops just like it there. Also only when stopped. If I begin to drive it goes off, which may be the wind blowing away said large rain drops, or something.

    Probably Aliens.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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    HUTCHJ

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    They are very sensitive so it could be the rain. I wrapped my front bumpers and the overlay actually sets them off too... havent gotten around to fixing it yet.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    Mine does it on front drivers side. I asked a similar question a month or so ago and it seems to be a regular annoyance. Most folks just turn off the sensors as they are about $275 to replace IIRC.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    Don't quote me on the specific number (check your manual) but...The front sensors are only active under 5mph. That's why they stop when driving.
     
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  6. Apr 11, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Sometimes my hearing loss from my 'Nam tour is a blessing. Wife asks, "What the hell is that loud beeping?" Me, "Huh?" :D
     
  7. Apr 12, 2017 at 1:57 PM
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    I too have had problems with my drivers side sensor doing the exact same thing as you describe. My truck is a '16 so it's very odd it would go bad this quickly. Seems like there are a lot of us with this problem. I'm taking mine in for replacement in the next week or so.

    About you radio/nav system, I have no problems with mine so I'm no help in that dept. Sorry!:(
     
  8. Apr 12, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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    That is correct, once you hit 5 mph they shut off. Sometimes my sensor works properly and then there are times it's always beeping! Ugh! :mad:
     
  9. Apr 12, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    My front sensors do some weird things when there's ice, snow, or mud on it. I've been having problems with my righthand sensor too. but I'm assuming it's from my very dirty truck.
     
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    I had a problem with my sensors....I started just running into stuff...works fine now.
     
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    Mine does the same thing , I've had my right front one replaced with a new one but it still comes on during rain, and slow driving scenarios
    Best of luck if you have this issue. I'm not sure if it can be fixed.

    If someone get this fixed please post that so the rest of us Tundra owners can follow suit.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2018 at 12:07 AM
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    Oddly enough my front left has acted up a few times. I just turn it and the blind spot monitor off, drive for a few minutes then turn it back on. Seems to clear up after that. Even wiped it off to make sure.
     
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  14. Feb 25, 2018 at 6:41 AM
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    My '16 does this as well. Typically on the drivers side but sometimes passenger. It can be a blue sky day after it sat for sometime. No clue as to what causes it.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    Google: "Tundra parking sensor TSB"

    I got a new clip and re-seated my front passenger sensor. No problems since. I was still under warranty, but easier for me to do it than wait at the dealer for a service appointment.
     
  16. Feb 20, 2019 at 9:56 AM
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    Same here mines just did it this morning after a flash flood last night, sensor was all wet this morning but instantly goes to red my truck hasn’t made a year yet does anyone know if it’s covered under warranty ☝
     
  17. Feb 20, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Yes, should be under warranty if you are still within your mileage/36 month. Check out post #6 for details on TSB. I would print it and bring it with you to move things along with your service advisor.

    Edit: It would help it I included the thread. See post #6 here...

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/front-proximity-sensor-update.27268/
     
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  18. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:07 PM
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    My 2016 Tundra is beyond the warranty. All of my parking assist sensors work, however, the right front will occasionally enunciate for no reason. With an hour to kill at the campground yesterday, I disassembled it, but didn't see any issues, except grit. After reassembly, it still malfunctioned. Now I'm testing a solution I found on Youtube, WD-40. I used a tube to increase the application pressure. I'll keep you posted.
     
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  19. Jun 30, 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    6/30/2021: The first day after applying the WD-40, the issue was worse than before. It went off every time the vehicle speed was below 5 mph. Every time I placed the lever in drive or reverse, it went off for no reason. The next day however, it was slightly better. It only went off occasionally. The last time I drove it, there was a pronounced improvement, which means it only went off once without cause. IMHO, it has not fixed the problem, but the condition has improved. On the up-side, if the WD-40 made the situation worse, then the sensor may be faulty and simply replacing the sensor will fix the issue. More to follow.

    08/06/2021: Update. The condition is tolerable. The sensor works. By that I mean it enunciates when there are obstacles present and I've only experienced one false alert in the last month. Verdict: the WD-40 is a very inexpensive fix for the sensor problem. It is definitely worth trying before expending $100+.
     
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