I have been dedicated user of the radar detectors for almost 2 decades and for last 4 years I have been fun of Valentine 1.
I live in Europe and must say that V1 device had never let me down… until l upgraded my vehicle to the new one.
By default I got this vehicle with new perks what means:
• Line assistant,
• Blind spot assistant,
• Dynamic cruise control,
• City safety system (collision prevention),
• Parking assistant.
A lot of assistance there, either you want or you don’t.
Nevertheless you can imagine how big was my surprise when I installed my Valentine for first time in the car. The detector got activated immediately after powering up and kept on running detecting K Band! Well, I thought, one or some of car’s assistants interferes with my detector. I switched off all of them but it did not help. It looks like the city safety or dynamic cruise control are all the time active even though they are switched off.
I was not happy but I decided to give up some of the detector’s coverage and deactivated the K Band. And here I was surprised for third time – even though K Band was shut down my Valentine still kept picking the K Band and was on alert all the time. I then switched off Ka Band, Ku Band and POP and none of those helped. Once Valentine encountered a source of the K type radar it got activated and stayed alerting for good.
I run Euro mode and thought that it might be just my unit that was faulty. No way – my friend’s Valentine reacts exactly the same in my car and in his new Volvo XC60 with similar perks.
We both run on software #3864 and we both wonder if there is a cure to our issue.
Any help will be highly appreciated.