I have been driving 40 yrs as well. The object was in a blind spot of the car. I could not see it. I trusted the Volvo people had correctly set up the sensors & alerts, as BMW had. I was wrong. The dealer checked & found the sensors & alerts to be on the wrong setting. I was charged AUD $5,000 or pre-delivery. Now the dealer knows they need to set up these items, which everyone assumes the factory does!I've driven cars for 40 years without ANY sensors and I've never driven into anything.
This is my first car with a camera and sensors and I like them as an aid to driving and parking.
But I'm still using my eyes to keep from hitting objects, so even if the sensors completely fail I will still not hit objects.
My 2021 XC40 Momentum T5 experience has been fantastic.I am curious how the dealer verified the parking sensor setup. Seems like something we should all know how to do. Maybe walk around the car with a box while some sits in the car in drive with a foot on the brake?
I agree with you, however, I shared my experience and you laid the blame on the Volvo dealer several times.I thought the value in this forum was to share issues with the Volvo XC-40. Some, however, want to lay blame.