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I notice that the RPA audible alarm only beeps when an object is within 1 foot of my rear bumper (the warning lights do progressively lite up). On GM Techlink, there is a notice (dated June 1, 2008) that this was improved to 2 feet for the 2009 model year on certain vehicles and that a calibration update would be available for some previous model year vehicles including the SRX. I have a 2007 that still has a tad of warranty left. Has this recalibration actually been made available for our vehicles? If so, should it be covered under warranty?
 

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buckshot.........I have an 07 but my wife has the SRX today. Let me check the distance tonight at which the audible alarm and the lights go into action and get back to you. 1 foot doesn't sound right on the audible alarm.

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I would be interested in this also as I have an 06 SRX and mine is also about 1 ft , seems a tad close for my taste.......
 

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Here's the bulletin from GM Techlink http://www.sandyblogs.com/cgi-bin/m...g+assist+calibration&IncludeBlogs=10&limit=20 . I just talked with one local GM dealer and had him review the bulletin. When he called back, I got a vague answer that there were no outstanding recalls or calibrations available for my vehicle. I asked if they knew of the update and he said yes. I then asked if I could get the update done on my vehicle and was told that it would be $105!!! Not bad for two minutes of computer reflashing of a modlue! I have now contacted another dealer to see what he says.

My Ford Windstar that I just sold had RPA that had an audible alarm that got progressively more rapid as you got closer. It started beeping around 4' and was very progressive as it got more rapid. Was easy to know how close you were backing into a parking spot yet being able to leave enough room to access the rear hatch. Frankly, I don't like the three little lights that flash; an audible alarm that gets progressively more rapid is much more intuitive. Pg 185 of the owner's manual has a table that suggests the audible alarm comes on at around 20" and the three lights stay lit; the lights start to flash at 12" while the chime remains on. It seems to me that the alarm comes on at less than 20"; perhaps I need to check it with a little more detail.
 
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