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2016 should be under warranty.
Dealer service dept can check and as a safety issue it should be covered under warranty if it needs adjustment or has a part failure.
My experience is that the blind warning is usually good when cars are in the adjacent lane and nearby and the warning system is VERY specific to aim directly behind and beside you in the lane next to the car.
Most on-ramps are a bit askew to directly behind the car. More like a 15-25 degree oblique. It would be teh second lane over if you were on the freeway.
The sensor "AIM" would be crazy, if it was wide and aimed the beam 30 degrees wide. The car would be sensing two lanes over at every car that was near you. You and I would turn off the system if it was beeping all of the time.
Reasonable observation would be a careful test of the system if you are concerned. Look for that specific on-ramp that you are not warned with, and look at the angles. Take a careful look to see if you are expecting more than what it is capable of.
Remember that the sensor has a window to look at and see if it's asking too much. My wife has told me this same issue and the on-ramp to the 5 that she has it happen, is below the freeway level by 4 feet and is about 25 degrees off the rear of the car.
I think the dealer should be able to check it and don't expect more than what it is capable of.
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