'06 Sonata Backup sensors in USA

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by marich2, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. marich2

    marich2 Guest

    Looking for some info. Recently purchased an 06 Sonata here in the
    states, love it but we noticed that this model is not offered with
    backup sensors as some overseas (Canadian?)models are. Anybody have
    any leads about manufacturer retrofits or "aftermarket" offerings or
    suggestions on this? Asked the dealer about this and they do not have
    a "handle" on it yet. Any astute observers/ownders have any input on
    this? Great forum and thanks for any info.... Rich
    marich2, Aug 24, 2005
  2. marich2

    GeoUSA Guest

    I too was a little disappointed this feature didn't make it into the US
    Sonatas. There was a segment on Motorweek about how easily aftermarket
    versions of backup sensors can now be added. One of the bonuses it
    that they can shoot the beam through your bumper and do not require the
    fairly ugly bumps or portals. It makes me think they are placed on
    some bumpers simply to "show off" that the car has the feature. One
    site that appears to have lots of information is:

    GeoUSA, moderator http://www.HyundaiExchange.com
    GeoUSA, Aug 24, 2005
  3. marich2

    wardsi Guest

    wardsi, Aug 24, 2005
  4. marich2

    marich2 Guest

    I thought the info provided was pretty helpful but I have a question on
    the plate mounted sensors. My assumption is that (in theory) the plate
    mounted sensors would be a tad less accurate that those in the bumper
    due to area covered by the sensors (plate width versus bumper width)
    and that for the most part the plates are recessed somewhat from the
    bumper ( either above or below) . I would like to get the plate mount,
    but do you find coverage to be adequate (for example the extreme
    corners of the bumper) Thanks in advance for your feedback Rich
    marich2, Aug 24, 2005
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