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I've had my 2017 Pepperdust Volt Premier for just about 24 hrs. now. Very happy so far. I have a question and haven't found anything after digging through the car's settings menus. Is there a way to have an audible tone for the front/rear park assist proximity sensors? I can see the sensor readout on the dashboard but I'm accustomed to a tone as well.

Anyone? Thanks.
 

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While the sensor readout is visible, try turning up the volume on the radio. It does nothing on the Gen1, but maybe it is adjustable on the Gen2. You should definitely get a tone -- front alerts are higher pitched than the back. Does the Gen2 still have an overhead button to activate the parking assist sensors? If so, make sure it isn't stuck.
 

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When you get within about 18 inches of an obstacle the 2017 Volt Premier front/rear sensors will trigger an audible alert.
 

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Both front and rear sensors on my '17 premier beep. The front will beep when you are very close to something (e.g. the indicator on the dash has all three lines lit up. The rear (especially the cross-traffic) tends to beep in anyone is remotely in the same area as you which I guess is a good thing.
 

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I've gotten close to the wall in my garage and still no beep despite the graphic on the dashboard. Not sure if it's all lines lit but I certainly don't want to hit the wall just to see if it'll make noise. But so far not a peep.

I heard a cross-traffic reverse sensor beep last night, so I know that's at least working.

And turning the radio volume knob just changes the music volume. And I've got the chime volume set to medium in the vehicle settings.

Weird. May have to stop at the dealer and sit in another to see what's up.
 

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I've gotten close to the wall in my garage and still no beep despite the graphic on the dashboard. Not sure if it's all lines lit but I certainly don't want to hit the wall just to see if it'll make noise. But so far not a peep.

I heard a cross-traffic reverse sensor beep last night, so I know that's at least working.

And turning the radio volume knob just changes the music volume. And I've got the chime volume set to medium in the vehicle settings.

Weird. May have to stop at the dealer and sit in another to see what's up.
You could have a friend or family member slowly walk towards the front sensors of the car while the car is in drive but you have your foot on the brake and the car is not moving. The proximity sensors should still work and once the person gets close enough, the audible alert should eventually trigger. Of course you and the other person need to trust each other!
 

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You could have a friend or family member slowly walk towards the front sensors of the car while the car is in drive but you have your foot on the brake and the car is not moving. The proximity sensors should still work and once the person gets close enough, the audible alert should eventually trigger. Of course you and the other person need to trust each other!
Yeah, I'll have to experiment further this weekend.
My wife's Volt comes next week, so I'll have another for comparison.
 

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I've gotten close to the wall in my garage and still no beep despite the graphic on the dashboard. Not sure if it's all lines lit but I certainly don't want to hit the wall just to see if it'll make noise. But so far not a peep.

I heard a cross-traffic reverse sensor beep last night, so I know that's at least working.
That's the same behaviour I've been getting but thought is was normal since it can't be either a defective front sensor or speaker.
 

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I have not seen this documented any where but, it is possible that it may depend on how fast an object is approaching. Slow or no speed and the object has to get very close before the audible alert is activated, if the closing speed is faster, it may activate from a farther distance. Just guessing here.
 

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Maybe you have to change something in settings to get an audio alert. All I know is that mine beeps.
 

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I have not seen this documented any where but, it is possible that it may depend on how fast an object is approaching. Slow or no speed and the object has to get very close before the audible alert is activated, if the closing speed is faster, it may activate from a farther distance. Just guessing here.
This lines up with my experience on my '17. Definitely beeps when I'm parking in a hurry; not when I'm edging closer to a wall and just trying to get to the red on the display.
 

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Got mine to beep. I guess I wasn't close enough for it to beep; once the graphic display lit up red on the sensor image, the beeping started. Different behavior than I'm used to, but at least I know it's working.
 

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Yeah, on the Volt it only beeps on red
Do you mean when ALL bars are red?

I park daily with the top one or two bars being red but it never beeps. And the front of the car comes within 1/2m of the barrier.

I'm thinking the type and height of the barrier makes a difference. Like a wall vs. the double barrier with a gap between them.

On the other hand as soon as I pop into reverse it beeps at the cars in the intersection across the parking lot!
 

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My 2013 will not give an audible alert (at least at a functional distance) from the front sensors unless I first initiate the parking assist function. That is enabled by either shifting into reverse or hitting the overhead parking assist button. The light on the button comes on with either action indicating parking assist activation. Could this be causing confusion for some?
 

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My 2013 will not give an audible alert (at least at a functional distance) from the front sensors unless I first initiate the parking assist function. That is enabled by either shifting into reverse or hitting the overhead parking assist button. The light on the button comes on with either action indicating parking assist activation. Could this be causing confusion for some?
The Gen 2 Parking Assist is on all the time (there is a button to turn it off if needed). That's why I think it may be speed related. I have never had the front sensors activate in traffic unless I get really close (too close) to the car stopped in front of me. They definitely changed the way they work compared to the Gen 1 version.
 
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