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My parking sensors only work if I am in D or R, not when I am in Hill 1 or 2. I asked Fisker Central if 6.20 would fix that, and was told that was not a generally seen bug but was peculiar to my car and should be addressed by my dealer.

I thought I saw a thread about this issue suggesting that others have this problem, but can't find it.

Is this just an issue for me? Is everyone else's parking sensors working fine in H1 and H2?
 

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My parking sensors only work if I am in D or R, not when I am in Hill 1 or 2. I asked Fisker Central if 6.20 would fix that, and was told that was not a generally seen bug but was peculiar to my car and should be addressed by my dealer.

I thought I saw a thread about this issue suggesting that others have this problem, but can't find it.

Is this just an issue for me? Is everyone else's parking sensors working fine in H1 and H2?
I am surprised they told you that. This is a well-know problem that has been around a while and not fixed in 615.
 

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Skibum said:
My parking sensors only work if I am in D or R, not when I am in Hill 1 or 2. I asked Fisker Central if 6.20 would fix that, and was told that was not a generally seen bug but was peculiar to my car and should be addressed by my dealer.

I thought I saw a thread about this issue suggesting that others have this problem, but can't find it.

Is this just an issue for me? Is everyone else's parking sensors working fine in H1 and H2?
I am surprised they told you that. This is a well-know problem that has been around a while and not fixed in 615.
From the email they sent me:

"The parking sensors have no correlation with the type of driving mode you are in (stealth, sport, hill). This vehicle issue can be further looked at by your retailer when you take it in for servicing to determine whether the sensors are functioning and operating as designed."
 

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Skibum said:
Fabulist said:
Skibum said:
My parking sensors only work if I am in D or R, not when I am in Hill 1 or 2. I asked Fisker Central if 6.20 would fix that, and was told that was not a generally seen bug but was peculiar to my car and should be addressed by my dealer.

I thought I saw a thread about this issue suggesting that others have this problem, but can't find it.

Is this just an issue for me? Is everyone else's parking sensors working fine in H1 and H2?
I am surprised they told you that. This is a well-know problem that has been around a while and not fixed in 615.
From the email they sent me:

"The parking sensors have no correlation with the type of driving mode you are in (stealth, sport, hill). This vehicle issue can be further looked at by your retailer when you take it in for servicing to determine whether the sensors are functioning and operating as designed."
They are correct in that the Sport v. Stealth mode selection does not affect the sensors' operation. They are wrong about the Hill mode, however. For example, see the thread starting with this post. There may be no direct connection between the two systems, but selecting Hill mode definitely turns off at least the front proximity sensors.
 

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Skibum said:
From the email they sent me:

"The parking sensors have no correlation with the type of driving mode you are in (stealth, sport, hill). This vehicle issue can be further looked at by your retailer when you take it in for servicing to determine whether the sensors are functioning and operating as designed."
You should reply that they are mistaken. If you are in H1 or H2 the parking sensors are disabled. This is true for my Karma, and many others here. I'm not aware of ANY car that behaves differently.

Who sent that email? Was it a first-line customer service person, or someone from Fisker engineering?
 

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Fisker corporate knows that parking sensors do not operate in either Hill mode. They have said that this was designed to operate that way since the Hill modes were designed to operate in a descent in which case, they reasoned, the driver will be able to see the object in front of them. I think they should leave it in regardless of what braking mode one is in. We'll see if it makes its way into 6.20. Should be an easy fix!
 

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Fisker corporate knows that parking sensors do not operate in either Hill mode. They have said that this was designed to operate that way since the Hill modes were designed to operate in a descent in which case, they reasoned, the driver will be able to see the object in front of them. I think they should leave it in regardless of what braking mode one is in. We'll see if it makes its way into 6.20. Should be an easy fix!
I agree that it should be changed, but doubt that it will make it into 6.20. They said on the webinar that 6.20 is already undergoing verification testing, so that would imply it is "feature complete", i.e. they are only fixing issues related to the changes they have already made.
 

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The sensors do not work in Hill 1 and 2. As it turns out that many of us are using Hill 1 and 2 in our daily traffic, and not just on a hill or mountain, Fisker will have to change this setting. And I'm sure they will (if only because of claims for damaged bumpers). Until then keep this in mind and park carefully when using Hill-mode.
 

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I have the same problem and my Karma is on 6.15, too
 

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That explains a lot. Have been puzzled as to why my sensors don't work all of the time. Notice that in the morning when I take the car out of the garage, the sensors ALWAYS work. But when I park it in the evening, sometimes they work sometimes they don't. Now it makes sense, if its in Hill 1 or 2, they won't work. i don't buy the comment about being in hill mode and the sensors needing to be turned off, that's not what the sensors are intended for.

Thanks to all for solving this mystery. And yes they should enable the front sensors for all modes.
 

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I back in everywhere I park, including my garage, so the simple act of putting her into reverse turns off Hill Mode 2 automatically. In other words, my sensors always work as well...
 

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I actually like the fact that the sensors are deactivated in H1 and H2 because I find myself in slow bumper-to-bumper traffic at least once in my morning commute, and it would be annoying for the sensors to fire off constantly while I am sitting there. Since I almost always drive in H1 or H2, that does not happen. Getting home at night, I am used to turning off Hill mode before I pull into my garage.
 

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I'm used to use Buttons!

If I need hill mode, I will switch it on, if not, I'll turn it off.
If I don't need the proximity sensors, I' m able to turn them off, by a spingle tap on the CUI.

That's how it should work and how it is described in the manual.

Pretending, that it was design by intention, is a random alibi!

Sorry, but it is a bug... and we all should talk to our dealer, that we expect Fisker to solve it.
I do agree with SoCalGuy, that it must be an easy fix....

-Stefan
 

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All - the latest position from Fisker:

"At this point in time, there are no plans in motion to active the parking sensors while in Hill Mode. This type of driving mode was strictly intended for regenerative breaking purposes only. "
 

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All - the latest position from Fisker:

"At this point in time, there are no plans in motion to active the parking sensors while in Hill Mode. This type of driving mode was strictly intended for regenerative breaking purposes only. "
I'm not really seeing what one has to do with the other.
 

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Skibum said:
All - the latest position from Fisker:

"At this point in time, there are no plans in motion to active the parking sensors while in Hill Mode. This type of driving mode was strictly intended for regenerative breaking purposes only. "
I'm not really seeing what one has to do with the other.
Indeed, you ought to be able to set a default hill mode per key-fob, so that it starts out in hill 1 or hill 2 (whichever you prefer) as soon as you press "D", and stays that way all the time unless you fiddle with the paddle. And of course that means the parking sensors should be on then too.
 

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Is regenerative breaking nonsensical, while trying to find a parking lot?????
If so, they should better switch off hill mode below 5 mph.

In 6.20 they might switch off steering while in navigation mode...
 

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This thread has me LOL. Image an engineer trying to get requirements from us , a proud owners base with lots of great ideas. No wonder the software is what it is ;-))))

My two cents; I think Fisker should either follow the manual and make it so, or if the manual is ambigous, then make the fuction discrete, off is off and on is on. .... In other words, either one automates a function and describe the automation (flow), or make the function act like buttons (discrete).
 
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