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Hey all,

So I took my f-type to a car wash. After I drove off, I noticed that there was a yellowish dot illuminating on both mirrors. I then kept on getting a warning light saying that the Blind Spot Monitoring System was unavailable. However, when I drove the car around and cars would drive on either side of me, the warning light (in the dash) would go off, and the system would work perfectly. The warning light would then come on again when I was stopped and there were no cars around me. This has never happened to me before. I then took the car on a freeway to try to see if I could get water out of the mirrors. Lo and behold, at fast, freeway speeds, water was spraying out near the A-pillar. I did this for about 45 minutes until I was confident I got all the water out. However, the issue keeps happening...What should I do?

When I picked up the car, I noticed there was a small puddle of soapy water below the area near the footwell where the Jaguar light is illuminated in blue light. The light still works just fine... I was going to complain to the manager but he was getting chewed out by a customer whose radio antenna got bent on his late 70’s/early 80’s Mercedes Benz 380 SL. I’ve been going to this car wash for YEARS and have never had a problem... I suspect that the dudes didn’t close the driver and/or passenger door all the way, so the window automatically was slightly open and water may have gotten into the bottom of the cabin. Would that affect the Blind Spot Monitor system and cuz it to short like that?

Sorry about the rant. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The car is going in for the 48k service next month. Not sure if this would even be covered under the Jaguar warranty.

Thanks again guys!!!

-JonSVR
 

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Hey all,

So I took my f-type to a car wash. After I drove off, I noticed that there was a yellowish dot illuminating on both mirrors. I then kept on getting a warning light saying that the Blind Spot Monitoring System was unavailable. However, when I drove the car around and cars would drive on either side of me, the warning light (in the dash) would go off, and the system would work perfectly. The warning light would then come on again when I was stopped and there were no cars around me. This has never happened to me before. I then took the car on a freeway to try to see if I could get water out of the mirrors. Lo and behold, at fast, freeway speeds, water was spraying out near the A-pillar. I did this for about 45 minutes until I was confident I got all the water out. However, the issue keeps happening...What should I do?

When I picked up the car, I noticed there was a small puddle of soapy water below the area near the footwell where the Jaguar light is illuminated in blue light. The light still works just fine... I was going to complain to the manager but he was getting chewed out by a customer whose radio antenna got bent on his late 70’s/early 80’s Mercedes Benz 380 SL. I’ve been going to this car wash for YEARS and have never had a problem... I suspect that the dudes didn’t close the driver and/or passenger door all the way, so the window automatically was slightly open and water may have gotten into the bottom of the cabin. Would that affect the Blind Spot Monitor system and cuz it to short like that?

Sorry about the rant. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The car is going in for the 48k service next month. Not sure if this would even be covered under the Jaguar warranty.

Thanks again guys!!!

-JonSVR
JonSVR,
First, I think you are crazy for taking that beast to a car wash (joking). That car is temperamental and so many things could happen that don't make much sense. Get some alcohol and clean all your sensors on the outside. It could be a film on one of them. I have many cars but always wash that one via hand. The pressure from those machines going in the wrong way could offset something.
 

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JonSVR,
First, I think you are crazy for taking that beast to a car wash (joking). That car is temperamental and so many things could happen that don't make much sense. Get some alcohol and clean all your sensors on the outside. It could be a film on one of them. I have many cars but always wash that one via hand. The pressure from those machines going in the wrong way could offset something.

Rookie mistake, I know, I know. That was the first (and last time) I take it to a car wash. I will continue to monitor the car, and see if anything comes of it. I think I got like 99% of the water out just by driving it up and down the freeway but we shall see...Thanks again for the nifty “Mcgyver” tip/trick 👍
 
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