Form #5428, Rev. A, 02-28-13
Form #5428, Rev. A, 02-28-13
Parking Sensor System
CONTENT
INTRODUCTION
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1
INSTALLATION TOOLS
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MODEL NUMBER
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WHERE TO INSTALL
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FEATURES
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1
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
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9
TECHNICAL DATA
PRODUCT COMPOSITION
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2
SENSOR INSTALLATION
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10
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3
POWERING UP
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12
PRECAUTIONS
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13
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HOW TO USE
SYSTEM STARTUP
TEST THE SYSTEM
DIAGNOSTICS
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3
TEST SUBJECTS
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13
WARNING MODE
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4
TEST METHODS
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13
WARNING UNIT
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ABOUT DETECTION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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PRECAUTIONS
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WARRANTY CARD
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DISCLAIMER
INSTALLATION
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INTRODUCTION
¨ Model number
The FrontZone™ is a front parking system that
The model number and system description/features are
provides a visual and audible alarm when close to
listed on the box.
large objects to aid the driver while parking.
¨ Features
Read this manual thoroughly before installation and
operation of the system. Please pay attention to all of the
precautions and instructions listed in this manual.
 High sensitivity: Able to quickly detect large obstacles (car,
wall, pole, etc.) up to 2.5M (98”) in front of the vehicle.
 Automatic operation: OFF above 10mph (16km/h), ON
Installation by trained professionals is recommended.
below 6mph (km/h).
This manual describes the functions, installation, use and
 Min. display distance: 28cm (approx. 11”).
precautions of the parking system.
 Parking curb detection capable.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without
 Wide detection angle with minimal blind area.
prior notice and the diagrams or figures in this manual may
 Adjustable alarm volume: high, low and off.
differ slightly in appearance from the actual product.
 Diagnostic functions monitor and alert you of inoperable
This device is only a parking aid and should never be
sensors.
solely relied upon for operation. The use of this system
 Attractive and ergonomic display unit.
should
 Small, unobtrusive sensor design and shape.
never
replace
normal
operational
and
safety
precautions needed for operating a vehicle. Always use
 Reliable performance, design and use of high-quality
caution during any vehicle operation.
components ensure consistent operation.
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Diagram-1: TECHNICAL DATA OF PARKING SYSTEM
NO
ITEM
LED
1
Working Voltage (VDC)
9~16 (Rated Voltage: 12)
2
Rated Current (max.)
3
Display Distance: m (in.)
0.28 (11”)~2.5 (98”)
4
Blind Area: m (in.) at 25C
<0.28 (11”)
5
Detection Tolerance: m (in.) at 25C
200mA
REMARKS
1. Display distance is the detected distance from sensor to
obstacle during operation at 25C.
2. The display distance results from detecting a square
wood plank of 1mx1m (39”x39”).
±0.03 (1”)
Sound
6
Warning
Mode
Distance
Zone
Direction
Video
-
7
Display Type
8
Sound Frequency
9
Working Temperature(C)
-30~+75
10
Storage Temperature(C)
-40~+90
11
CAN BUS Interface Type
OBDII
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LED
2.4kHz
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION
When the vehicle ignition is turned on, the display warns
The system consists of 3 basic components (see Figure 1):
drivers of obstacles in different ways: sound, display of
¨ Electronic Control Unit (ECU)
warning zones, distance to and direction of obstacles.
¨ Ultrasonic Sensors
Note: The display has a high-low-off switch for audible
¨ Warning Display
warning volume control. The display may be mounted on the
visor (upside down) or on the dash (right side up). The
display has a switch to rotate the display during installation.
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HOW TO USE
¨ System Startup
Parking System
 The system is fully automatic. It is active when the
vehicle ignition is on. It is inactive when the speed is above
10mph (16km/h) and reactivates when the speed is below
6mph (10km/h).
 At system power-up (Vehicle ignition on), you will hear a
short half-second ‘beep’.
¨ Diagnostics
 After the system is turned on, the FrontZone will go
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through a self diagnostic mode.
obstacle appears within the Warning zones,
 If a sensor malfunction is detected, the display will warn
shown in Diagram 2.
you of a fault. The system will still operate, but may not
function normally.
(See troubleshooting
section for
explanation of diagnostics function.)
Note: Sensors must be installed in order of serial number. If not, the
diagnostic function may reference the wrong sensor. See Figure 2.
¨ Warning Mode
See Figure 3 for the three detection zones.
Audible Warning: System beeps when
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Diagram-2: AUDIBLE WARNING MODE FOR FRONT
WARNING
DISTANCE
AUDIBLE WARNING
ZONE
(D)
MODE
00"<D<11"
Beep(Bi)
11"≤D<12"
Bi.Bi.Bi
12"≤D≤16"
Bi. .Bi. .Bi
16"<D≤20"
Bi…Bi…Bi
20"<D≤24"
Bi….Bi….Bi
24"<D≤28"
Bi…..Bi…..Bi
28"<D≤32"
Bi…...Bi…...Bi
32"<D≤38"
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38"<D≤98"
-
98"<D
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Danger Zone
M(in.)
Caution Zone
M(in.)
Safety Zone
M(in.)
Outside
but still shows distance.
Diagram-3: INDICATION OF DISTANCE AND ZONE
DETECTION
FOR FRONT DETECTION
WARNING
ZONE
DISTANCE(D)
M(in.)
DISTANCE
DISPLAY
D<0.28(11”)
-P(STOP)
Danger Zone
0.28(11”)≤D≤0.4(16”)
(Inches)
Caution Zone
0.4(16”)<D≤.7(28”)
(Inches)
Safety Zone
.7(28”)<D≤2.5(98”)
(Inches)
Blind Zone
Outside
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98"<D
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The display shows distance only when an obstacle is
detected within the range of 2.5m (98”) from the sensor.
Note: When there is more than one obstacle, the system indicates the
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distance and direction of the closest one. If an obstacle remains at a
to brake immediately. When the obstacle enters the Blind
fixed distance for over 3 seconds, the system stops the audible warning
Zone (“-P-” will appear in the display), you should apply
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When an obstacle enters the Danger Zone, be prepared
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your brake immediately.
¨ About detection
¨ Warning Unit
This unit warns you with a tricolor LED display with a built-in
buzzer, enabling you to know the warning zone, direction
(left, right) and distance to the obstacle.
See Fig.4 and Fig. 5
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Indication of direction - The left and right wave bands
show drivers if the obstacle is to the left or right in front of
the vehicle.
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Indication of zone - The wave bands are green, yellow
and red. Color changes as the vehicle moves closer to the
obstacle, telling drivers the warning zone where the obstacle
Obstacle detection may vary due to object size, shape,
is located.
density and environmental conditions. It is recommended to
thoroughly check the system sensitivity before use.
An unusual reflection angle of obstacles may cause an
incorrect or unusual detection warning.
Refer to Fig.6 below: Point A may not be detected due to unsatisfactory
reflection angle.
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As you approach these obstacles, the warnings may vary in intensity.
Unusual condition of obstacle
Due to varying height, size, clothing type (absorption of signal), etc., A
PERSON MAY NOT BE DETECTED. This device is only a parking aid
and should never be solely relied upon for safely parking a vehicle.
Always use caution during any vehicle operation.
Obstacles outside the detecting range
In Fig.7, detection may be variable due to object size, height and
In
density. Angled surfaces may give false distance measurements.
detected, while Surface A may
Various surface angles may be detected at varying distances on the
never be detected.
Fig.9,
Surface
B
will
be
display.
Low obstacle standing before a tall one
As shown in Fig.8,
Unusual road surface condition
although Obstacle
When road surfaces are rough,
Ta-b is lower than
the system may output a
the sensors, Part
warning signal. See Fig.10.
Tb will be detected
and warned first.
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Obstacles in blind zone
correct position.
When sensors are found defective, they should be
The blind zone covers a range of
zero to 28cm (11”) in front of the
replaced immediately.
After installation, testing should be conducted to verify
vehicle. Obstacles in the blind zone
will never be detected. Therefore,
proper operation before use.
it is normal if the warning unit
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provides
It is recommended this system be installed by a trained
incorrect
detection
results. See Fig.11.
INSTALLATION
installation professional.
¨ Precaution
When this system is working, it will automatically turn to
standby mode if the vehicle speed is above 16km/h (10mph).
The system will turn to working mode if the vehicle speed is
below 10km/h (6mph).
Keep sensors clean. Remove dirt, ice or snow for proper
operation.
Make sure that sensors are mounted securely in the
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¨ Installation Tools
¨ Installation Procedure
The tools listed in Fig.12 are required for installation.
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The kit includes two drill bits, electrical connectors, double-sided
General
Layout
Sensor
Installation
Component
Connection
Power
Connection
Parts
Inspection
Test
adhesive tape. In addition a file, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head
screwdriver and a pair of pliers will be required.
¨ Where to Install
Fig.13 gives a general layout showing where to install the
components of the parking system.
General layout
Determine where to install the ECU and warning unit
according to the layout of your vehicle. Make sure the power
cable of the ECU can be easily connected.
Sensor installation
For details, refer to “Tips on Sensor Installation” on page 10.
Component Connection
 See Fig.14 for the connection between components of
the parking system.
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strip.
Powering up
For details, refer to “Powering up” on page 12.
Test
For details, refer to “Test the System” on page 13.
Note: Sensors and harness connectors are serialized and
must be connected in position and order as shown in Figure
2; otherwise the display will indicate improper location of
object.
¨ Tips on Sensor Installation
Width of different vehicle models varies; it is very
Control unit
important to choose the correct
 The parking system has 1 ECU that should be installed
locations to install sensors.
near the power, ground and CAN connections in the front of
 Sensors need to be installed
the vehicle.
with the “Up” mark facing up as
Warning unit
shown in Fig. 15.
 Install the LED display on the visor using supplied clamps,
 Sensor must be fully inserted
or, a flat spot on the dashboard using supplied adhesive
and fit flush to bumper face.
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 Area behind sensor must be open and not contact sensor
⋅
For 4-sensor installations with optional curb detection,
body (bumper, mounting brackets, foam…etc.).
mount two center sensors at min height of 12”. See
 The face of the sensor should be perpendicular to the
Fig. 16.
ground. If the bumper surface is angled, use the supplied
angled bezels to compensate.
Note: To use angled bezels, first, carefully remove bezel
from sensor. Snap correct angled bezel on sensor with bezel
angle in proper orientation.
 Horizontal and vertical positioning
⋅
For 2-sensor installations see Fig. 17
The horizontal distance between sensors is decided by the
⋅
For corner detection installations, see Fig. 17.
width of vehicle “L”. For a wider detection area, locate side
sensors closer to the lateral sides of the vehicle.
⋅
 Installation steps
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For 4-sensor installations see Fig.16.
Mark the positions of each sensor on bumper using
supplied sensor mounting template and a marker to
ensure proper location.
·
Drill holes using the included hole saw. (An M2/.079”
drill bit can be used to drill pilot holes to aid in this
process.)
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Remove the burrs from the hole edge with a file.
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Insert the sensor cables into the holes made in
bumper according to serial number. Refer to Figure 2
IMPORTANT
•
Use correct hole saw. Sensors may not function
¨ Powering Up
Power connections of the parking system
The control module gets power from the ignition circuit of
the vehicle. Refer to Fig.18.
properly with holes that are too small or too large
in diameter.
•
Plastic bumpers require the 21.5mm hole saw.
Plastic bumpers do not require the rubber
sleeves included in kit.
•
Metal bumpers require the 24.5mm drill. Metal
bumpers require rubber sleeves installed before
installing sensors. (Note: The rubber sleeves
must be oriented with "UP" notation mounted
up).
•
Sensors can be re-painted to match the color of
your vehicle. Note: The painting layer must be
symmetrical and less than 0.1mm (.004 in.)
thick.
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 It is recommended to solder all connections. If it is not
possible to solder the connections, use the supplied
electrical connectors.
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Press the metal part tightly to ensure cables are well
connected. See Fig.19.
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 Vehicle engine must be off when installing the system.
 The ECU must not be installed near any potential sources
of interference, e.g. exhaust pipe, other cables or groups of
cables.
 Detection results may be affected if sensors are installed
in steel bumpers without rubber sleeves.
 Ultrasonic
Power connection steps:
and
electromagnetic
waves
from
other
sources near the system may affect detection results.
 Securely connect the power cable of ECU to +12V wire of
the ignition circuit;
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 Securely connect the ground cable of ECU to a vehicle
¨ Test Subjects
ground point.
CAN connection steps (Refer to Fig 18 and 19)
 Securely connect the Green CAN-L wire to Pin 14 of the
OBDII connector;
 Securely connect the Yellow CAN-H wire to the Pin 6 of
TEST THE SYSTEM
Audible warning
Refer to Fig 3 and 5
Distance, direction and warning zones
Refer to Fig 4 and 5
Turning on parking system
the OBDII connector.
Once vehicle ignition is turned on, system is automatically
¨ Precautions
activated; when vehicle reaches speed above 10mph
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(16kmh), system goes into standby mode. Once vehicle
speed goes below 6mph (10km/h), system goes into
working mode.
¨ Test Methods
Test tools
Conduct tests by using obstacles in front of the vehicle.
 Prepare a PVC tube of Ø75mmX1000mm(Ø3”X39”L) for
 Test for
short distance test.
optional curb
 Prepare a wood plank of 500X500X10mm (20”X20”X4”)
detection
for long distance test: >1.2M (47”)
mounting.
Tests of detection
Refer to Fig.22.
 Turn the vehicle key to “ON” position, don’t start the
vehicle engine.
 Move the 2 obstacles forward and backward
20~200cm(8”-79”) in front of vehicle. System should beep
and/or visually show the warning zones, distance to and
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DISCLAIMER
The system is designed and intended as a warning aid for
parking only.
The supplier of this product accepts no responsibility for
direction of the obstacles.
any accidents and/or damage caused during the use of this
 Check the sensors one by one. Refer to Fig.20 & 21.
system.
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Detection results may be affected by environmental
 Audible warning of diagnostics
conditions: i.e. rain, fog, snow, extreme temperature. Due
If a sensor is found defective during diagnostics, the system
to obstacle variability and road condions, warning levels
will tell you its serial number by beeping per Diagram 4. If all
may vary or obstacles may be undetected.
sensors are defective, the system will beep a solid tone for
Ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves from other
sources near the system may affect detection results.
1.5 seconds.
Ex. 1: in case sensor No. 7 is abnormal
When powered on, system beeps once for 0.5 second (signal for
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TROUBLESHOOTING
diagnostics), then rapidly beeps 3 times (signal of sensor No. 7 that is
Fault-Warning mode The following chart shows what
abnormal). This alert will continue each time the system is started until
will be displayed during a diagnostic-fault:
the problem with sensor No. 7 is resolved.
Diagram 4: AUDIBLE & VISUAL WARNING MODE
OF DIAGNOSTICS
Ex. 2: in case both sensors No. 2 and 4 are abnormal
When powered on, the system beeps once for 0.5 second, and then
Serial No. of
Defective Sensors
Audible Warning
Display
rapidly beeps 2 times, you should power off the system and solve the
5
Bi
E5
problem of sensor No. 6. When you re-start the system, after the beep
6
Bi.Bi
E6
of 0.5 second, the system will beep rapidly4 times, indicating a problem
7
Bi.Bi.Bi
E7
with sensor No. 8.
8
Bi.Bi.Bi.Bi
E8
 Visual warning of diagnostics
Note: Multiple sensor faults may be displayed in succession
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When diagnostics are over, the display shows you the
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serial number of abnormal sensor. Refer to Diagram 4.
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Display mode
Ex 2: If neither sensor No. 2 nor No. 4 works, “E6” and “E8” will appear
in the display successively.
If a sensor is found abnormal, “EX” will be displayed for less
If none of the sensors works, “EE” will be displayed and the
than 3 seconds, “X” is the serial number (5 through 8) of the
system will beep continuously for 1.5 seconds.
abnormal sensor.
If the ECU is disconnected or getting incorrect information
Ex 1: If “E5”is displayed, it tells you sensor No. 5 is operating
from the CAN-BUS interface, “E0” will be displayed and the
abnormally.
system will sound 5 beeps consecutively.
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The following chart provides you with solutions to a few simple problems.
PROBLEM
REASON
SOLUTION
System doesn’t react when ignition is
ON.
1.System is not powered up or wrong connection of
power cable.
2.Invalid connection between display and ECU.
1. Check the power and ground connections.
2. Check the connection between display and ECU.
After activation, system continuously
beeps for 3 seconds.
1. Invalid connection between sensors and ECU.
2. All sensors are defective.
1. Check the connection between sensors and ECU.
2. Replace the defective sensors.
The display distance remains the
same while distance to obstacle
varies.
1. Incorrect installation direction of sensors.
2. Incorrect installation angle of sensors.
1.Follow the “UP” mark and re-install sensors.
2. Adjust the position of detecting angle to avoid
downward detection.
In case no obstacle is found in the
1. Sensor(s) is loose.
1. Ensure sensor is fixed tightly in bumper.
detection range, display always shows 2. System is detecting vehicle itself or its spare parts, 2. Adjust the position of sensors and the detection
“-P-” and system beeps.
for example the spare tire.
angle.
Wrong indication of direction.
Theserial number of the sensor plug is different from
that of the ECU socket.
Re-connect sensor plugs to ECU sockets by matching
serial numbers. (See Fig. 2, page 4)
The display refuses to work when
vehicle’s other lights are on.
Wrong connection of ECU’s ground cable.
Correctly reconnect the ground cable of ECU.
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36,000 MILE/36 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
Model
Mileage
Fax #
Date Installed
State
Zip
Part #
Year
Notice to Installer: Contact your distributor for technical assistance or return
authorization. THIS CARD MUST BE COMPLETE AND ACCOMPANY THE
RETURNED PRODUCT. Any alteration to product, damage caused by installation or
use with any product not manufactured or recommended by Rostra Precision Controls,
Inc. voids the warranty & parts will be returned.
Description of Defect/Repair
Customer Complaint
Vin#
Make
Date Purchased
Email
Phone#
City
Dealer Address
Dealer Name
Customer’s Name
To be completed by installer and retained by customer
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Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations
or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE
COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER FOR
THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE
LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH
OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 42 MONTHS FROM DATE
OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is
authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in
connection with the sale of this product.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which in the opinion of the
Company has been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling,
misuse, neglect, or accident.
This Warranty does not cover costs incurred for removal or reinstallation of the
product, or damage to vehicle electrical systems.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be
delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of
defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the installing dealer and/or retailer.
Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser
of this Product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and
conditions, be proven defective material or workmanship within 36 months of the
original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Company’s option)
without charge for the parts.
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