Question : I HAVE exchanged views with a
number of Persona owners, who have
said the same thing, concerning the
barely audible reverse sensor.
I have to say that it is useless, is not
loud enough and does not function
like a normal one should. It is totally
ineffective as a result.
It is obviously a production fault,
and is something that Proton owners
should complain about. Who should
we complain to and what can be
done to solve the problem?
When I took the car to the service
centre for my first free service after
buying it new, and complained about
the ineffective reverse sensor, I was
told that there were a number of
complaints like mine.
After I suggested that it be modified, a mechanic advised me not to
do so as it would render the product
defect liability null and void.
So, what can I do and who can
I have owned a Proton Waja before and the reverse sensor was as it
should have been.
I also know of other Proton owners of different models whose reverse
sensors are loud, clear and effective.
I think we need to look at your problem in the right perspective.
It may not sound loud enough for you but for some, the previous 'bleepers' were too loud or irritating.
This is a matter of perception and one
has to look at the design standards that
were used for the product.
If it meets the design standards for
dB and range, for example, then if you
want something louder you will have to
look for a replacement on the aftermarket.
Remember that a car manufacturer designs vehicles to meet the requirements of 'Mr Average'.
Having said that, if you feel strongly
about the problem, write to the manufacturer directly.