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I picked mine up on Tues 20 Jun. Driving it this morning got same message and, like you, it disappeared after 20 mins.
We had bout of heavy rain so I'm wondering if that had anything to do with it.
 

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Mine has a mind of it's own. Works when it shouldn't. Street name sign on a bend makes it go berserk,on the MFD but makes no attempt to stop the car. Sometimes I drive up to the back of a car stopped at traffic lights to test it (set on furthest distance) and doesn't even light up the MFD warning. Therefore makes no attempt to brake.
I think it's a load of [email protected] and I have told SUK customer service & dealer . The latter will interrogate the 'brain' in a few days with a VCDS.
If I were you (both) I would get in touch with your Dealers a bit smartly.
 

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Hi Colin

Sorry to hear about your issues. Besides from my error (which also may be weather related) I've had none of the issues you describe fortunately. The auto breaking front and back has actually saved me twice through silly mistakes as I get used to the tech. I did get too many early warnings to brake but I turned down the sensitivity and it's all seems perfect now.

It's so good I'm not sure I ever want a care that doesn't auto park, steer and brake itself again!

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Mine has a mind of it's own. Works when it shouldn't. Street name sign on a bend makes it go berserk,on the MFD but makes no attempt to stop the car. Sometimes I drive up to the back of a car stopped at traffic lights to test it (set on furthest distance) and doesn't even light up the MFD warning. Therefore makes no attempt to brake.
I think it's a load of [email protected] and I have told SUK customer service & dealer . The latter will interrogate the 'brain' in a few days with a VCDS.
If I were you (both) I would get in touch with your Dealers a bit smartly.
 

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Anything that lands on the front camera area and affects its view ahead can/will cause the warning described above. Check/clean that area if the warning does not clear. If it continually occurs and nothing is in the camera area then you may have a fault and should get it checked out.
 

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Are we talking about the same thing? It isn't a camera. It is radar.
My dealer is going to check it out.
 

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Colin Lambert said:
Mine has a mind of it's own. Works when it shouldn't. Street name sign on a bend makes it go berserk,on the MFD but makes no attempt to stop the car. Sometimes I drive up to the back of a car stopped at traffic lights to test it (set on furthest distance) and doesn't even light up the MFD warning. Therefore makes no attempt to brake.
I think it's a load of [email protected] and I have told SUK customer service & dealer . The latter will interrogate the 'brain' in a few days with a VCDS.
If I were you (both) I would get in touch with your Dealers a bit smartly.
The best way to test front assist is by driving towards inflated cones in an empty supermarket car park on a Sunday evening. On a turn, the line of vision for the car is towards obstacles, hence the reaction.
 

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I don't have inflated cones in any supermarkets. Driving toward s the aforementioned road name sign which used to set it off with foot on or off throttle, no longer does so. confirming my thoughts that the system is not fit for purpose!
Perhaps a Skoda Customer Care manager would like to visit my local supermarket on a sunday night and then see if it works!! :lol:
 

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Colin Lambert said:
I don't have inflated cones in any supermarkets. Driving toward s the aforementioned road name sign which used to set it off with foot on or off throttle, no longer does so. confirming my thoughts that the system is not fit for purpose!
Perhaps a Skoda Customer Care manager would like to visit my local supermarket on a sunday night and then see if it works!! :lol:
Perhaps something like this:
? :shock: :lol:
 

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Got this problem hundreds of time starting from the first day . Left my car today where I bought it to check out what is wrong. I don't worried about the acc signal . I'm worried if the car will stop whitout sense. Don't want to be hit from the back of nothing dangerous in front of me
 

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Mine has said sensor impaired a few times, once on a dusty track and the other times have been very heavy rain. The front and rear traffic assist are good in some ways. The rear one actually saved my bumper as there was a bollard but leaning at 45 degree away from the car. The car beeped and slammed on the brakes. I thought what was that and then got out and looked! Saved me a costly repair!
 

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Mine goes wrong (or doesn't work properly) all the time, no rain no dust no bird sh*t!!
 

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Got this msg for a first time few days ago. Driving slowly on a field road, in some parts of it there was a bit taller grass.
Msg said also ACC will not work because of sensor problems.

Got the manual an it say:
1. Clean the sensor - I did, message stil there
2. Stop the car completely , and sstart again - I did, message still there

Then I diid action on my own, went into Big Infotainment Screen, found the Asssits, and first deactivated and then activated Front Assist
The message was now gone and ACC was working fine on the next 100 miles
 

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According to the owner's manual (p 248) the Front Assist Emergency Braking only activates at lower speeds (5 to 45 km/h). The visual and audible signal will activate between 30 and 210 km/h for a moving object and 30 to 85 km/h for a stationary one. It doesn't say which way the moving object is travelling. This implies if the radar picks up stationary objects (say, the left side of the road on a right hand bend) then it may brake - however if you travel fast enough it will only emit a warning. I had my K brake twice in the first week of ownership, on a right hand bend. I adjusted the FA range to minimum and since then I've only had audible/visible warnings - no sudden (and scary) brake activation. Finally, the ACC deactivated itself once, in heavy rain. These modern systems are getting too clever for their own good.
 

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Front assist failed once in very heavy rain (expected) Once the other day no rain and front camera/ radar area clean, got were I was going, parked, got back to car after visiting shops and restarted, all fine again.
Also had blind spot sensor fail message, went away after stopped in services for a coffee !
 

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I had exactly the same warning light whilst driving up and down hills in Yorkshire during the summer. Most of the time I just received the audible warning but on one occasion the car actually performed an emergency brake!

Needless to say, it was booked in to my local Skoda garage and the front assist sensor was found to be misaligned. A few days later I got it back and haven't had any problems since. I even received a bottle of champagne from the dealer for my troubles! No issue to report since.
 

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I have had front assist (audible) warnings since the car was new, mainly on long right hand bends. Recently the car performed front-assist-activated stops on 2 bends with no apparent hazards. At this point I took the car to Skoda and they performed a radar software update to address this (the 91R2 update campaign). However, this made the problem considerably worse, the car now sees parked cars, bollards and road signs and gives multiple warnings each drive rather than once or twice weekly as before (Skoda requested I video this to prove my problem and so I have several videos of the alarm triggering).
My Kodiaq is now with a dealer (and has been for 2 weeks) while they seek advice from Skoda technical on what to do next. I was told that VW are well aware of this problem, the update was supposed to make the radar look 3 times instead of once for a potential hazards and prevent the problem of it over-triggering. I'm unsure whether the 91R2 update made just my car worse or impacted others too? I was also tole that the radar has ~3 different manufacturers but one part number and that they are looking into this angle too. I'm not sure why 2 different dealerships have never adjusted or replaced the radar unless they are certain that this is a software or communication event that impacts many different owners.
I hope this is helpful
 

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There are not many Skoda dealers with the necessary equipment to align the radar.

In the whole of the NW region there is only Simpsons in Preston, but this is because Skoda will not allow any other dealer to buy the necessary kit - they have given Simpsons exclusivity for the region.

Needless to say, if mine ever needs aligning I'll be off to a VW or Audi dealership, or a different region, as I wouldn't trust Simpsons to fit tyres never mind touch a safety system.
 
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