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Hello, I have a 2019 Niro Touring PHEV and it is loaded with all parking sensors.
I notice sometimes when driving or just stopped at a light they randomly trip on and I hear the beeps as if I'm approaching a median or another car for example even though I'm far away from anything or not moving.

Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else? If there's a problem what should I do??
It doesn't happen very often maybe once every 2-3 days and it comes on for maybe 2-3 seconds then goes back to normal.

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I have not experienced this behavior.


I have noticed that if I'm in drive but stopped with the brake on and someone walks in front of me, the sensors beep.



Any chance the weather conditions affect the behavior you are experiencing? If it's raining, or if the sensors are caked over in road slush, perhaps that might explain it?


There's a button on the console next to the gear shift that will switch off the forward parking sensors that you might want to use as a temporary workaround, but unless your problem is simply due to a need to clean the sensors, you will probably want to get it checked out at a dealer.
 

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I noticed this happening too. I have a hunch it's another cars radar interfering with the Niro's. But not sure if thats pososble. Seems to happen more if I'm behind a Tesla.

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Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else? If there's a problem what should I do??
It doesn't happen very often maybe once every 2-3 days and it comes on for maybe 2-3 seconds then goes back to normal.

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Happens to me sort of regularly but not often if that makes sense. It usually happens in stop and go traffic which I think the ECU interprets as pulling into a parking space. Sometimes it will beep coming out of a parking lot if there is a bit of an incline.

Seems pretty normal to me. When it really gets going in traffic I just hit the button next to the shifter and turn it off.
 

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Hello, I have a 2019 Niro Touring PHEV and it is loaded with all parking sensors.
I notice sometimes when driving or just stopped at a light they randomly trip on and I hear the beeps as if I'm approaching a median or another car for example even though I'm far away from anything or not moving.

Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else? If there's a problem what should I do??
It doesn't happen very often maybe once every 2-3 days and it comes on for maybe 2-3 seconds then goes back to normal.

thanks
I've had that and sometimes as soon as I start the car. We've had quite a bit of snow and freezing rain and the ice, for sure, triggers the sensors. I find too that as snow and ice shifts during the drive (although mostly at stop lights) I get the beeps. It doesn't happen any other time for me.
 

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Ok it isnt just me lol... Yea the weather here hasnt been too great snow and all, so i havent washed it recently. I also notice like that guy said on inclines out of my garage it beeps as-well.

It really doesnt happen enough where it bothers me i figure it could be dirt or weather or something but wanted to check with you guys. thanks for the info! ? Im new here and you guys rock
 

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Yes, it happens when at a light and the intersection is on a slight "up-grade". Told the wife to just turn off the Parking sensor button next to the shift lever until actually parking.
 

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I just got 2019 hybrid EX premium a week ago and I had similar problem 2 days after I bought. Sensors at the front(Both Forward collision warning and Blind-spot collision warning) were beeping randomly and for quite sometime. It started beeping when I was about to stop for the traffic light but the car in front of me was more than one car distance and the car at the next lane was far enough. It happened couple times already, so I called the dealer but their answer/suggestion was to turn-off the sensor( that I do not want to turn it off) or to make appointment with the service department. I have not brought it to the service yet but if it happens again, I definitely I will.
 

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Mine beeped quasi-randomly once, not very long ago, when I was at a stop light and cross traffic was passing in front of me. But most of the time, mine beeps in a parking lot when I'm approaching a curb (not 100% reliably, if the curb is low), and it beeps every time I pull into my garage when I'm about 3 feet away from the wall and creeping slowly toward it. The side collision sensors beep for the entire time I'm entering or exiting the garage (I only have about two feet on either side of the car when I park in the garage).
 

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I just got 2019 hybrid EX premium a week ago and I had similar problem 2 days after I bought. Sensors at the front(Both Forward collision warning and Blind-spot collision warning) were beeping randomly and for quite sometime. It started beeping when I was about to stop for the traffic light but the car in front of me was more than one car distance and the car at the next lane was far enough. It happened couple times already, so I called the dealer but their answer/suggestion was to turn-off the sensor( that I do not want to turn it off) or to make appointment with the service department. I have not brought it to the service yet but if it happens again, I definitely I will.
Unless it becomes a constant problem I suspect you'll find that there's nothing for the dealer to fix. The sensors use ultrasound to detect obstacles and anything that causes a return will trigger the alert. Enough crud on the bumper, heavy rain or snow, potentially interference from similar sensors on the car in front or behind you. Mine probably triggers randomly several times a week, mostly in traffic or approaching an incline in a parking lot. Seems pretty normal to me and they work just fine when needed.
 
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The dirty little secret about automobile sensors on all types of vehicles, you must keep your car very clean. Dirt will make them work less effectively or give off false alarms. Head to the car wash.
 

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I'm having the same issues and mine is a 2018 that I just bought in September 2018. I'm thinking of taking it in for service, because it hasn't snowed where I live or at least not enough for it have been an issue so I'd hate to think this is happening just because my car is dirty. That would be absolutely pathetic.
 

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Mine goes off anytime I'm in a drive through even though there is 3-5 of space between me and the next car and no pedestrians crossing.
 

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Hello, I have a 2019 Niro Touring PHEV and it is loaded with all parking sensors.
I notice sometimes when driving or just stopped at a light they randomly trip on and I hear the beeps as if I'm approaching a median or another car for example even though I'm far away from anything or not moving.

Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else? If there's a problem what should I do??
It doesn't happen very often maybe once every 2-3 days and it comes on for maybe 2-3 seconds then goes back to normal.

thanks
I have the same issue with my 2019 as well the sensors go crazy randomly while driving, when am sitting at a light etc. last week it gave me a warning like it detected a crash while I was driving freaked me out because it deactivated my braking system. But then it corrected itself. I was like lord Jesus I am on the highway crash on the highway.
 

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Occasionally I'll be sitting at a light and the rear sensors will activate I'll look i the mirror and the car behind me will be about ten feet back, no big deal to me . I've also had the car get a little excited when leaving the garage and driving in the first bit during freezing rain, it seems to settle down in a few seconds
 

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Mine were always well behaved except when parking in the garage where the walls were close enough to set them off. But in the last few months (car is a bit more than 1 year old now), they've started going off randomly while stopped at a light. I see that both Honda and Mazda are facing lawsuits about their proximity sensors triggering the braking system and causing cars to decelerate quickly in traffic for no good reason, potentially posing a safety hazard. I think it's time I reviewed the owner's manual about how to clean the sensors in order to ensure it's not something stupid, like accumulated dirt that doesn't get cleaned off in the car wash.
 

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Mine were always well behaved except when parking in the garage where the walls were close enough to set them off. But in the last few months (car is a bit more than 1 year old now), they've started going off randomly while stopped at a light. I see that both Honda and Mazda are facing lawsuits about their proximity sensors triggering the braking system and causing cars to decelerate quickly in traffic for no good reason, potentially posing a safety hazard. I think it's time I reviewed the owner's manual about how to clean the sensors in order to ensure it's not something stupid, like accumulated dirt that doesn't get cleaned off in the car wash.
Keep in mind that the parking sensors are not used by the emergency braking system. That uses the front mounted radar under the bumper. Having said that, crud on the radar will cause it to throw an error, usually disabling the system until it's cleaned off. I have not experienced any unexpected emergency braking so far in the Niro.
 

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I have not experienced any unexpected emergency braking so far in the Niro.
What other kind is there? I've had a number of such events, usually from turning cars that presented no actual issue. So yes, those were all unexpected to me.
 

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What other kind is there? I've had a number of such events, usually from turning cars that presented no actual issue. So yes, those were all unexpected to me.
Meaning that every time it's triggered it's because of an actual potentially hazardous situation. In other words, after the fact I can say, "I understand why the car did what it did". Is it a bit conservative? Sure, but that's how I have it set. We're talking single digit events over two years, but so far I haven't had it apply the brakes in what I would say is an anomalous way.

Now, the cruise control has definitely slowed down when not required, particularly when a car moves into an exit lane in front of me and slows down. Not really the same thing, but it has happened.
 
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