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Don't fully latch your rear hatch...then drive home from the store at under 35 mph...and count the number of audible dings and beeps from your car horn...:rolleyes:

Then try it with the rear hatch fully closed but your seat belt unhooked...
 

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Still learning mine. While driving yesterday morning I kept getting chimes but no dash lights or messages. I then moved my collapsible (and very lightweight) windshield sunshade from the front passenger seat ... the chimes stopped. Is it really that sensitive to weight?
 

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Still learning mine. While driving yesterday morning I kept getting chimes but no dash lights or messages. I then moved my collapsible (and very lightweight) windshield sunshade from the front passenger seat ... the chimes stopped. Is it really that sensitive to weight?
Yes, yes it is.

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Yes, yes it is.

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And to capacitance, which means if that sunshield has a shiny back, that'll contribute to the problem. People have even reported cellphones sitting on the seat setting it off.
 

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Don't fully latch your rear hatch...then drive home from the store at under 35 mph...and count the number of audible dings and beeps from your car horn...:rolleyes:

Then try it with the rear hatch fully closed but your seat belt unhooked...
Well when some people are stupid enough that there has to be a campaign to tell them not to text and drive, etc. You get more and more idiot resistant features designed into cars and stuff.
 

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I would guess the hatch-open alarms are required by the legal departments based on some case where a driver let exhaust fumes enter a car, and then successfully sued the car manufacturer. I doubt GM actually wants to be anyone's nanny.
 
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