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Old 02-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was pleasantly surprise to discover that the Limited came with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert function. I had mistakenly assumed since I did not opt for the Tech Package that function would not be included; but to my surprise it is included. Great for "seeing" traffic coming up and down the street I live on and also for detecting traffic in supermarket lots. Wasn't sure it was included as on page 225 of main manual says to: "Keep the sensor and its surrounding area on the bumbler clean at all times". Looked under the rear fender and found sensor-- see included image.



Is this feature only included in Limited version?
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Looks like it is standard equipment on Touring and Limited...
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Looked under the rear fender and found sensor-- see included image.
I also have an Avalon Limited with a working Rear Cross Traffic Alert system and I looked under the rear bumpers and fenders but can't see anything like what your photo shows. Where exactly did you point your camera, and from what vantage point?

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I also have an Avalon Limited with a working Rear Cross Traffic Alert system and I looked under the rear bumpers and fenders but can't see anything like what your photo shows. Where exactly did you point your camera, and from what vantage point?

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Enclosed Images should show better idea where unit is located:



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Enclosed Images should show better idea where unit is located:
OK, thanks, that helped. Now I see it (I find it's not that easy springing back up from lying flat on your back on the garage floor when you're a geezer. )

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OK, thanks, that helped. Now I see it (I find it's not that easy springing back up from lying flat on your back on the garage floor when you're a geezer. )

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Robert,

Hay us old geezers gotta stick together. We still have a few tricks up our sleeve.

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It's not the getting up that's a problem for me it's the recouping from hyper-ventilating in getting up that gets to me.. A product of oversize gut and lungs that need help supplying oxygen thanks to 45 years of Camel straits and 21 years of jet engine exhaust, but I LOVE my new Avalon!!!! :-)



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