My V1 seems to have lost the ability to alert to at least Ka band without any failure warning.
I drive with a radar detector to save points, rather than to speed with impunity so my detector may have been dysfunctional for many months without my knowing.
A few months ago my wife was photoed during the day by a birdcage Multanova exactly 15kmh over the limit and was docked cash and 3 points. She swore there was no alert and saw no camera flash.
Tonight as we were driving home we surprised to see the car in front caught by the very same camera. We had no alert at all, even as we drove by the camera.
I suspected that the camera may be out of tune as we were running in euro mode. To be sure, I went out with our other X50 to test the camera frequency.
Pass; Detector; Result
1; V1, Ka on, Ka sensitivity boost on, Ka guard, on Euro on; nothing (camera flash) as described above
2; X50; Alert Ka freq 34.297
3; V1, Ka on, Ka sensitivity boost on, Ka guard on Euro off; nothing
4; V1, Ka on, Ka sensitivity boost off, Ka guard on Euro off (factory default); nothing
5; X50; Alert Ka freq 34.299
6; Both V1 and X50 on simultaneously no change in settings; V1 silent X50 alerts
All the lights and audio alerts are normal. There is nothing unusual about the operation, other than its failure to detect radar. It continues to false all over the place on Laser and hasn't once managed to signal a real laser in its life. It is version 3.286
What gives? :x Obviously it is defective. :x I've had it maybe a year or so and it has worked before.
So, getting to the point, watch out if you are depending on your V1 to hold onto your last few points. At least better drive within the law.
Does any one have a similar or advice? I will of course take it back to the dealer but as it's out of warranty, I am not sure whether to pay for a repair. What do you think?
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