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Old 04-22-2012, 04:21 PM
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Faulty Back up Sensor?

I just dove head first into the world of Ford Super Duty. I've always been a GM guy, but last week I traded in my 06 GMC 3500 Dually for a 2012 F350 Lariat dually. I love the truck and am actually pretty impressed with the fuel mileage and the fit/finish. My GM definitely rode nicer though, but they've always been known for being smooth riding.

The only problem I am having is that the back up alarm goes off every time I put it in reverse, like there is something behind the truck. I have cleaned the sensors, many times, so it's not something on the sensors. I'm wondering if there are others out there that may have come across faulty sensors or wiring? I may end up taking it in to the dealer to have it looked at. I know you can turn the alarm off, but it doesn't stay off. Every time you turn the truck off and restart it, it resets back to "on". Not a big issue, but an annoying one coming from an $80,000 (cdn) truck. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:33 PM
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They could be faulty, or it could be a short. Mine actually shuts off and the light on the button comes on showing its off when I put it into reverse. I am pretty sure its a fail safe and its a short somewhere.
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They could be faulty, or it could be a short. Mine actually shuts off and the light on the button comes on showing its off when I put it into reverse. I am pretty sure its a fail safe and its a short somewhere.
ditto............
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:32 PM
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My alarm will go off if i have the tailgate down, or when dirt or ice was covering up a sensor..
If this isnt the case for you guys maybe take to dealer

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Old 04-23-2012, 04:25 PM
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I'm pretty sure that just turning it off on the screen that pops up while you are in reverse is the temporary "off" you speak of. If you go into settings, I believe you can disable the reverse sensor always? I'll have to double check that, but I thought that was the case...
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:39 PM
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The GM's ride better because they use the same suspension components that they put on the Impala's and Malibu's.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:58 AM
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The only problem I am having is that the back up alarm goes off every time I put it in reverse, like there is something behind the truck. I have cleaned the sensors, many times, so it's not something on the sensors. I'm wondering if there are others out there that may have come across faulty sensors or wiring? I may end up taking it in to the dealer to have it looked at. I know you can turn the alarm off, but it doesn't stay off. Every time you turn the truck off and restart it, it resets back to "on". Not a big issue, but an annoying one coming from an $80,000 (cdn) truck. Thanks in advance.
Mine are the same. 90% of the time they beep even if on level pavement. I'm guessing that one of them is acting up but I haven't had the chance to leave it with the dealer yet.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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You dont have a hitch in the receiver do you? My back up sensors pickup my bumper pull travel trailor hitch while in the receiver.
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