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Hello. The manual describes a process where by pressing and holding the parking aid button for three seconds, it enters automatic mode and will come on when the car is going 6 mph or less. This is attractive as we won't have to remember to turn it on when pulling into a garage for instance. I can't seem to make this work. Any insight?
 

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Hello. The manual describes a process where by pressing and holding the parking aid button for three seconds, it enters automatic mode and will come on when the car is going 6 mph or less. This is attractive as we won't have to remember to turn it on when pulling into a garage for instance. I can't seem to make this work. Any insight?
Do you have the option on your car ?

Mine is HSE and I don't have the option.
 

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Hello. The manual describes a process where by pressing and holding the parking aid button for three seconds, it enters automatic mode and will come on when the car is going 6 mph or less. This is attractive as we won't have to remember to turn it on when pulling into a garage for instance. I can't seem to make this work. Any insight?
I'll have to look at the paper manual to double-check, but the online manual (Land Rover Owner Information) indicates that the system is on front/back as long as you're going less than 6 mph or so. I'm going to have to double-check, but I think my front sensors come on all the time I'm pulling into my house garage while going less than 6 mph. So, it looks like you might not have to hold the button down for 3 seconds to turn it on because it should be on by default (at least according to the US online manual).
 

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I have the parking aid button. (This is different from Park Assist I presume). I don't have park assit. When I pull into my garage, or a parking lot and I want to monitor how close I am to the wall or the car parked in front of me, I can press the parking aid button and this turns on the sensors. Is automating this an option?
 

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Thanks rcbjr2. Mine requires me to press the button to turn it on even under 6 mph. Reverse works fine. It comes on when I shift into reverse. It is the front that is giving me fits.
 

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In addition, I tried holding the button down for three seconds to no avail.
It works on my HSE. Once it's set, when my DS is moving either forward or backward (less than the max speed), the P button on the console will light up. I can hear the beeps if something is closer to the front bumper (and back of course). Once the car is in D gear and the speed is higher, the light turns off.
 

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It works on my HSE. Once it's set, when my DS is moving either forward or backward (less than the max speed), the P button on the console will light up. I can hear the beeps if something is closer to the front bumper (and back of course). Once the car is in D gear and the speed is higher, the light turns off.
I think it's on all the time on my HSE Lux (in the US). I believe this is what the online manual indicates (sorry, but don't have the link right this second). I don't think I have the three-second option because it's on when the car slows to less than 6 mph. The beeps came on last night as I was approaching the end of my house garage when pulling in last night. Actually, I found the link: Land Rover Owner Information.
 

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In addition, I tried holding the button down for three seconds to no avail.
dgrant: did you ever get this resolved? I seem to have the same issue, and holding the button down for 3 seconds to make it automatic isn't working either. Are you sure you saw it in a manual before . . . ?
 

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I need to play around with this some more. The manual says it's only when you are in D, and I am in S all the time. If it only works in D but not S that would be a terrible shortcoming!
 

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Mine does the same as dgrant. The front sensors turn on automatically most of times however not when I pull into my garage. I have to press manually. I didn't know about the 3 second thing but I'll try tonight.
 

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Mine does the same as dgrant. The front sensors turn on automatically most of times however not when I pull into my garage. I have to press manually. I didn't know about the 3 second thing but I'll try tonight.
I tried this while moving below 5 mpg, above 30 mph, sitting still, and in park, it didnt work for 2016 HSE. I have to press it when pulling into the garage.

The parking feature that parks the car for you is a European thing too, not in the US yet.
 

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I have an open question to my dealership to see if they can confirm how it should work. Not that I have faith in 'em, since they barely seem to know how the technology in the DS works . . . .

I think it's bullsh*t that the parking sensors don't automatically activate when pulling into the garage!
 

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this is my dealership's service foreman's response (and yes he apparently types in all caps):

"THEY ARE ONLY ACTIVATED ONCE YOU GO TO REVERSE. EXAMPLE IF YOU PULL UP TO A RED LIGHT YOU DO NOT WANT THEM TO ACTIVATE WHILE SITTING IN TRAFFIC RIGHT BEHIND SOMEBODY. ONCE IN REVERSE PARKING IS ACTIVATED FRONT AND REAR TILL 10MPH IN DRIVE AS INDICATED ON FRONT SCREEN."

This doesn't jibe at all with what some of the others have wrote in this thread. So confused still . . .
 

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Funny. I was going to post how it comes on for me when I pull into my garage... But I back in. I forget that is not the norm.
 

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seems like olezay and jaytee0401 are the only ones who have their parking sensors come on automatically even when in D or S mode . . . (without going into R first). I wonder why it's different for them.
 

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tried to get the function to work and while at dealership yesterday they also tried to make it work. Answer was that Land Rover did not offer the option to have the sensor stay on. in any of their cars in Canada. The Range Rover they gave me as a loaner however had the sensors working full time. In traffic they worked fine unless I drove much to close to the car ahead when stopped.

Pulling into our small garage would be so much easier if it worked.
 

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I saw something on an old UK forum once that LR decided years ago to leave the sensors off because people were complaining that they would go off at red lights and when people walked in front of the car which I gather was more annoying than having to turn them on manually in certain situations. I don't have the link any longer but it was a copy of some letter/document from LR stating why the feature was not on just when one slows down.
 

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I had just started another thread on this same subject before I found this. My Infiniti came on automatically at slows speeds, nose first, when an obstruction was encountered (brought up the sensors and front camera) which was great. Even if you were stopped at a light or something it would activate if you got too close to the car in front (you'd have to be pretty close) or is someone walked in front of you. Never found that to be annoying. Would really like the same for the DS...aaargh!
 
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