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I was thinking of buying a new Tekna. However they have removed the rear parking sensors...they are fitted as standard on the NGuard.

The dealer cannot tell me if they are available as a factory option that integrates with the rear view camera, as they do on my current Tekna.

Can anyone tell me if they are an option, or has had them retrofitted..?

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Still no Auto function on wipers..:frown2:
But it does have an external temperature sender...:smile2:
 

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I was thinking of buying a new Tekna. However they have removed the rear parking sensors...they are fitted as standard on the NGuard.

The dealer cannot tell me if they are available as a factory option that integrates with the rear view camera, as they do on my current Tekna.

Can anyone tell me if they are an option, or has had them retrofitted..?

Thanks...

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Still no Auto function on wipers..:frown2:
But it does have an external temperature sender...:smile2:
Reversing sensors are a factory option(says a lot about the dealer) but could not see the point on mine as they were more of an annoyance with using a trailer a lot . Have you got the new brochure ? I have the PDF if you PM your email. The camera is better on the new one with a wider field of view .
Auto wipers would have put me off as the D40 ones were a nightmare always coming on when not needed ,I havent missed them at all.
The new manual box makes a huge difference to fuel economy. as you are doing 75 at 2k rpm in top.
 

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With rear sensors and towing - surely the electrics realise you’re towing and so don’t go mad thinking you’re reversing into a trailer you’re actually towing? Every modern car I’ve towed with doesn’t have a problem with reversing sensors and towing, surely the Navara can cope?
 

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With rear sensors and towing - surely the electrics realise you’re towing and so don’t go mad thinking you’re reversing into a trailer you’re actually towing? Every modern car I’ve towed with doesn’t have a problem with reversing sensors and towing, surely the Navara can cope?
Tell that to my old NP300 ! Afraid they beep away until you cancel them. I find the camera is all you need .
That is with the Nissan towbar and electrics.
 

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Tell that to my old NP300 ! Afraid they beep away until you cancel them. I find the camera is all you need .
That is with the Nissan towbar and electrics.
Just to add they are easily turned off in the vehicle settings, but need turning on again on the screen however not automatic.
 

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Strewth, is that confirmed as happening on the updated NP300 too? I'm getting mine tomorrow, tow bar going on at the weekend with plug & play electrics, it'll be very frustrating if it does beep all the damn time when reversing but I suppose it is a first world problem.

Looking forward to taking delivery tomorrow. It is being driven to me from Luton (i'm in Shrewsbury) so a few miles on the clock before i get it but no worries. I'll have 4 original tyres to sell if anyone wants them...
 

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Strewth, is that confirmed as happening on the updated NP300 too? I'm getting mine tomorrow, tow bar going on at the weekend with plug & play electrics, it'll be very frustrating if it does beep all the damn time when reversing but I suppose it is a first world problem.

Looking forward to taking delivery tomorrow. It is being driven to me from Luton (i'm in Shrewsbury) so a few miles on the clock before i get it but no worries. I'll have 4 original tyres to sell if anyone wants them...
There is no reason for it to be different, as the upgrade is limited as such. Not all non nissan wiring kits kill the fog light when hitched to a trailer. The other issue some find odd is there is no second indicator warning light to show the trailer indicators are working so dont waste time looking for one.
 

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I see. People say land rover are way behind the times but they're looking very very advanced compared to this!!

I am sure it will be fine, but thank you for letting me know about potential issues. Hopefully i'll be alright!
 

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My 2015 Tekna doesn't have rear sensors but it does have a trailer light indicator on the dash showing that the trailer lights are working.
 

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Anyway, regarding a new Tekna..as I wanted Storm White and reversing sensors the delivery has now gone out to end November - if you even believe the dealers..

So Im about to buy a Ranger Wildtrak...delivery September...
 

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My 16 plate NP300 has a trailer indicator warning light...its hard to see as its buried in the speedometer
Funnily enough I have had two and neither have a separate warning light for trailer indicators but work off the same light the standard indicators use . that senses a fault on the extra bulbs when it senses a trailer is plugged in as it would a blown bulb on the vehicle. Many have commented on this forum about this. Its just people have got used to a separate warning light for trailer indicators.
Good luck with the Ford I was going that way (glad I didnt now) but they just wouldnt get near the price I could get the Nissan for and they still bounce around corners,and drink diesel.
 

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Anyway, regarding a new Tekna..as I wanted Storm White and reversing sensors the delivery has now gone out to end November - if you even believe the dealers..

So Im about to buy a Ranger Wildtrak...delivery September...
The dealer could have fitted the sensor kit themselves as the vehicle is pre wired for front and rear and its exactly the same as the factory fitted system with the same level of vehicle integration.
 

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My Lad has had a Ranger Wildtrak for 3 years and is very happy with the handling and consumption - its the 5cyl 3.2L version. The few times Ive driven it - towing - its seems to have good performance.
Ive had two test drives of the 2.0L 210PS version and while I don't thing the torque is as good as the 3.2 its certainly no slouch. To be honest I cannot feel much difference in road holding/bounce between my coli sprung Tekna and the Ford but Im not a fast driver - I believe the new Tekna has more "tuned" coil springs and they have lifted the rear by about an inch so not sure what difference this may make.
One big difference is road noise, the Ford is much quieter. Don't know what its like at motorway speeds but Ive read its very quiet...heres hoping!
 

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My Lad has had a Ranger Wildtrak for 3 years and is very happy with the handling and consumption - its the 5cyl 3.2L version. The few times Ive driven it - towing - its seems to have good performance.
Ive had two test drives of the 2.0L 210PS version and while I don't thing the torque is as good as the 3.2 its certainly no slouch. To be honest I cannot feel much difference in road holding/bounce between my coli sprung Tekna and the Ford but Im not a fast driver - I believe the new Tekna has more "tuned" coil springs and they have lifted the rear by about an inch so not sure what difference this may make.
One big difference is road noise, the Ford is much quieter. Don't know what its like at motorway speeds but Ive read its very quiet...heres hoping!
Im not knocking the Ford if they hadnt been 4.5k out on price against the new Tekna thats where I would have gone .Have you actually tried the new Nissan as its every bit as quiet on the motorway you can cruise at 70 at 1800 rpm. I have driven both as it turned out I was pleased I heard about the new model Navara before I signed for the ford.
The new springing on the Nissan has sorted my biggest gripe with the NP300 we had 800kg in the back the other day and 3.5ton on a trailer and really did not sense it was there.
 

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It does seem that the new ranger with the 210bhp/500Nm engine is the benchmark for the pickup market. (Not the rough old 2.2 and 3.2 engines)

Nissan will need to up their game to compete against it, as their current price under cutting isn't sustainable. (They are having a shocking time in the US with over aggressive pricing and very low margins)
 

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It does seem that the new ranger with the 210bhp/500Nm engine is the benchmark for the pickup market. (Not the rough old 2.2 and 3.2 engines)

Nissan will need to up their game to compete against it, as their current price under cutting isn't sustainable. (They are having a shocking time in the US with over aggressive pricing and very low margins)
Tell that to the transit owners with that 2l lump in ,some arent having a great time.
 

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Ive heard the horror stories too...broken, chassis, failed rear axle, snapped timing chain..oh, I remember, that was the Navara..Ive had 3 Navaras one used, two new and I have not any issues with any - apart from this one with leaking hoses, and colour faded side steps....

My point is that there will be some failures - I would imagine there are many more transits on the road than all makes of pick up put together.....
 
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