Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Drives: 2016 Kia Sorento EX
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Back-up Camera Sucks? - 2016 ExV6
I have searched the forum, I see zero complaints about the stock back-up camera. The Canadian Ex comes with the smaller screen (non-nav unit). Coming from a 2014 Rav4 and experience with friends much older cars, I have all sorts of view-ability problems with this truck, especially with varying light conditions. The Rav4 picture was great at almost all times.
Under ideal conditions, basic daylight, performs well enough. Night transitions from light to dark (entering garage), afternoon sun levels (low level and glare), sun to shade transitions, sometimes I can barely discern anything safely enough where I look over my shoulder to be sure. Sometimes it seems the screen switches between two different light levels (light/dark). I have tried setting the screen permanently to 'night' or 'day' settings, does not seem to make a difference to the back-up camera.
I would try and get pictures but it is hard to replicate and is subjective. Is anyone else experiencing similar deficiencies in their trucks? Any comparisons to previous ownership to compare to Kia's implementation? Want to know if I am the only one or is it just a quirk of this car.
Thanks in advance.