My car gives false X band warning


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Username: D_harris

Abilene, TX

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-07
I bought a new Escort S2 Solo last summer. It worked fine on a couple of long trips in July and I put it away until November. Then, on a 250 mile trip it began to have a terrible problem with a false X band warning. Immediately after powering up, the X band warning would come on and it would never go off. Turning it off and back on, even taking the batteries out and putting them in again, did not help. No matter what, the false warning came on. I sent it back to Excort twice and they replaced the antenna, recalibrated, etc. but when I got it back, same problem. The 3rd time they sent me a new unit, but I am having the same problem with it. I have discovered that there is something in my vehicle, a 2004 Suburban, that is causing this false alarm. If I take the Solo out of the car and walk about 10 feet away, the warning goes off. If I put the detector in another car, it doesn't give the false warnings. I have tried to find the source of the problem, but no luck so far. The warning comes on even when the car is in the driveway. Even when turned off, with the key out of the ignition. I have tried turing my cell phone off, but that doesn't help. Escort customer service does not have any more suggestions. They say that the OnStar system is not the problem. They claim their units should not be giving false alarms, but cannot tell me what else to look for. I cannot think of anything I have done to this car since last summer that would now interfere with the radar and give a false X band signal. Has anyone run into this problem before or have any suggestions? Thanks for any help.

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Username: D_harris

Abilene, TX

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-07
I have programmed it to not warn of X band radar and it work okay that way. Hopefully, the highway patrol is not using X band around here. Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this?

Silver Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Southeast PA

Post Number: 675
Registered: Jul-06
IDK what's causing that problem, but X band is an older standard with shorter range, not used by many police departments anymore.

Bronze Member
Username: Imi4tth3w


Post Number: 15
Registered: Feb-07
x band is a band only used in ohio or some crap like that just take it off its mainly just false warning comeing from door sensors on supermarkets or something

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Username: D_harris

Abilene, TX

Post Number: 3
Registered: Feb-07
I'm still curious about what inside my car could be causing this. So far, I haven't gotten any tickets as a result of turning off the X-band warning, but I would rather not have to do that.
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