Does anyone know if fitting nudge bars interfere with the front parking sensors?
Or buy one of these, same sort of thing, people will still wonder 'why' but easier to fit ...With all the threads on this Forum containing alerts about bull bars/nudge bars, advising insurance companies, possible injuries to pedestrians and whether legal or not, I just wondered with them fitted why the concern about front parking sensors working?
I know, just ram it out of the wayWith all the threads on this Forum containing alerts about bull bars/nudge bars, advising insurance companies, possible injuries to pedestrians and whether legal or not, I just wondered with them fitted why the concern about front parking sensors working?
Don't be too hasty, you just asked a controversial question, my opinion is that bull/nudge bars create problems rather than solve them, but if you want them and your insurers are happy, it is your car to do as you like (within the law), as far as your question goes it is likely you will need to deactivate your parking sensors, depending on the position of the bars.I think that this is more than likely not a club for me.
In a low speed accident Bull Bars are more likely to increase damage to a vehicle by being pushed back into the bodywork and may make a low speed accident more costly than not having fitted.Just trying to protect my car. Sorry that I appeared to have upset some.
Hi all Mokka lovers. Sorry for the late reply but been very busy, Hope you are all safe and well. Decided not to fit the bars and my wife told me not to be so precious over my new car!! I MUST comply!!I will try to be constructive rather than tell you it'll be the end of the world if you fit one. If you don't want to read all of it go to the last two paragraphs, it might help.
Proper bull bars are a bit like tow bars in the fact that if someone carelessly parks either front or rear there's a good chance your vehicle will come off none the worse. The original ones were definitely not pedestrian friendly but they weren't designed to be but to stop impact damage from large animal strikes on unlit roads at night.
The main trouble with the old bull bars, and tow bars to a certain extent, is that they are bolted directly to the chassis thus negating any energy absorbing crumple zones designed into the vehicle. In the case of a heavy head on collision your body would be severely damaged both internally and externally by the extreme deceleration that normally would have been absorbed to a major extent by the crumple zones. There is also the risk of the air bags not deploying properly due to their sensors not receiving correct inputs.
More recent bars are more of a design exercise and made mainly of soft foam that will easily deform in case of a pedestrian strike and will have minimal effect on the the built in safety features.
As to the original question I don't know the answer but if it were me I would try mocking up with bits of cardboard where the bars would be close to the sensors and see if they are triggered.
Let us know how you get on, and I for one would like to see the finished result if you go ahead.