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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-28-2019, 11:57 PM
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only if it rains really hard but it has only done it twice since I owned it
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-25-2019, 07:48 PM
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I have about 7250 miles on my 2018 Nissan Kicks SR. I took it in to the dealer (SoCal) this morning for a 10,000 mile service. I also reported the intermittent obstruction sensor on the front of the car (been like that for the last 3000 miles) and he asked me if I looked at it? He was suggesting that once the alert surfaced on my dash, I could have looked through the front grill and visually inspected the sensor for debris, water, or an obstruction. I said, "no" because I wasn't sure where to look. I watched him as he went out to my car and positioned himself in front of the driver-side headlight and peaked into the grill. So, I can only assume that is where the sensor is.

When I asked him about the repair, he said it can go two directions: First, they run a diagnostics test to determine if it's a software or hardware problem. A software problem was solved with an electronic update. A hardware problem was solved with a sensor replacement. But he wouldn't know a timeline until they ran the diagnostics. Mine was the latter. He did estimate that repair for about 2 hours because the replacement required removal of the bumper and grill.

So, yes - it is a problem, and yes - my Nissan dealer accepted it as a warranty repair. The alert did not surface during the ten mile commute back to my home.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-26-2019, 01:52 PM
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Mine also ended up being a sensor replacement. They said the sensor they got from Nissan didn't come close to matching the type they took out of the car. It works now, so I'm not too worried about it.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-27-2019, 12:10 AM
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Had a new sensor fitted couple weeks back after my one was going off daily.
Been fine since new radar and bracket installed, service department did say all nissian range of vehicles are having issues with radar.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-17-2019, 01:37 AM
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The dealership replaced my sensor. Now the replacement has gone bad! It goes off every day for no reason, at least once on my 5 mile drive to work and at least once on the way back. I really don't have the energy to complain again and have them replace it again, with another one that will gradually go bad. I got a brand new car so this kind of thing wouldn't happen.
My car has also made a noise like a small plane, intermittently since I bought it. The dealership can't find anything wrong there either, and they say it doesn't make a noise when they test drive it.
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