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#1 OFFLINE   eosBlue

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:45 PM

I had my first bumper scrape a couple of days ago. It was a dark rainy night and the Flex was parked in a manner that required a left backing turn. The first thing I noticed was the backup camera image was next to useless (the screen looked very fuzzy and perhaps a tad foggy.) I have my Flex for 6 months now and have NEVER had a problem with a screen that looked that bad.

So, I backed up slowly until I heard the backup beeping sound and I actually went over the edge of the safety area, resulting in a couple of small dings in the right side of the bumper where it contacted a wall. If the camera image had been clear as it normally is, this would not have happened. Also, I assume that if I had stopped at the first sound of the beeping warning , it also wouldn't have happened.

After the incident, I proceeded to drive home where I discovered my new dings. Today, I drove the Flex and got the same fuzzy screen in reverse. I got out and wiped the lens off and instantly, my normal backup image was back. Before the incident, I drove in wintery weather (snow and mud splashed on the rear popup door.)

My advise is to carry a rag for wiping off the camera lens if you're driving on wintery roads where the camera lens can get splashed on. Next time I see anything like my fuzzy screen, I'm going to get out of the vehicle and wipe the lens off (especially a night).

While my dings are not bad, I may take the vehicle into my body shop to make them go away. I just hate to see dings on my vehicles.

#2 OFFLINE   frpda205

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:41 PM

try rainX

#3 OFFLINE   eosBlue

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 11:48 PM

try rainX


Interesting idea! However, I don't think my problem was caused by water as much as it was cause by all the dirt and mud in the snow hat was splattered off the road and on to my backup camera lens.

#4 OFFLINE   magic

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:33 AM

Its a poor design. The camera should be up at the third break light area where the rear wiper can clear the road dirt.

#5 OFFLINE   eosBlue

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:01 PM

I finally worked up my courage to ask what my bumper dings will cost to make them disappear. I was told $500 which I'll probably cough up one of these days as I see the dings every time I approach my Flex from the rear.

#6 OFFLINE   UB003

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:01 AM

I learned after my Flex experanced its first rain to wipe my finger on the lens before getting into the car. The lens is not very big and you will not get to dirty.






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