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Old 01-12-2011, 08:29 AM
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So down south we had a pretty nice chunk of snow/ice over past couple of days. With that being said, about 5 inches sat on my truck for the two days and finally I decided to go see how she runs with slippery roads.

As I was running around town, I got then info light on my EVIC saying "clean parking sensors"...

Now I never ran across this in my manual or anything but I stopped and got out of the truck and looked...3/4 sensors had maybe an 1/16 inch of ice on them. I didn' t want to chip away at it causing any damage and just let it sit until the sun melted it. The info light has now gone away....would it be something that small and simple that would throw that code? Also, how do you properly clean these sensors, like I said never even HEARD of this before (but then again this is my 1st dodge.....and 1st technology group on a truck )
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 AM
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Ice buildup can most certainly cause that problem.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:26 AM
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I have experienced a similar issue. Like you, mine went away after the ice melted.
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I get the message to service the parking assist on my 09. It always ends up being snow and ice building up on the sensors. Either let it melt or try to remove it with a brush.
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Mine has been to snow. It only takes enough to cover the sensors to the point they hard to see with your eye. I just brush them off.
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Yup I washed mine in below freezing temps and when I went to leave I got the same warning. After the ice melted the warning went away. So beware the rear park assist will not work with ice on the sensors and hence no warning of collision with something.
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If you happen to shift into reverse before the system figures out that the sensors are covered, it will beep likely you've already backed into something... made me jump out and check what I'd killed the first time.
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^^^^ Yup, that's what happened to me. I never backed into anything however hit the brake pretty hard Cause it scared me
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Same thing happened to me recently. I let it sit in the garage while we were on holidays in Hawaii and it cleared itself up. Crappy part is the day after we came back some a-hole hit and run'd my back bumped destroying my far right sensor. Now they don't work at all thankfully some nice lady got his plate. Idiots.

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