Radar Detectors Are Obsolete

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“I have an escort and every new car with active cruise control set's it off!! what is different on new detectors that will stop this. If this isn't addressed then all radar detectors are useless.” It's just a new car detector now. And it cost me $400!!
 

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Well we might can help you a little bit. Exactly which Escort model do you have, and exactly how long have you owned it?
 

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“I have an escort and every new car with active cruise control set's it off!! what is different on new detectors that will stop this. If this isn't addressed then all radar detectors are useless.” It's just a new car detector now. And it cost me $400!!
You have come to the right place to find out how. There are a few ways you can do this, but depends on your detector as well.
 

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What model escort do you have? What year and model car do you have? Is it alerting to laser or radar because that makes a massive difference with trying to find a solution.

Newer cars have a ton of safety sensors so you might need to disable them.
 

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Yes useless! Totally useless!

Listen to your local law enforcement agency: Radar detectors don't work!
 

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@Cobber , what model Escort do you have? Most of the newer Escort models have In Vehicle Technology Filtering that help with this nuisance; although, Escort is still selling some “new” model detectors that have been discontinued many years ago that don’t have the most up to date filtering or technology.

Knowing which model Escort you have will be helpful. There are a lot of great detectors out there that deal with all of the vehicle safety technology rather well. You have come to the right place for answers.


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I own an Escort 9500ix passport maybe 4years old. My car is a 2007 Ford Fusion, it is not my car doing it. It used to work great until there was too many cars with KA sensors, in my opinion. Please don't tell me I have to buy a new one $$$. Thanks All
 

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Welcome to RDF.

actually K band is the usual culprit for bsm (Blind spot monitoring). Are you having a lot of false alerts on KA?

edit: I wouldnt say you have to get a new detector but there are far better options today. That’s a pretty old detector.
 
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I upgraded from an older Escort because of false laser alarms whenever my car hit 3300rpm's. Pretty strange huh? I have had a radar detector in my cars for over 30years. I guess I'm DONE with them and I will drive the speed limit. Thanks Guys!
 

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The best protection is abstinence. You’ve already made up your mind and don’t want to use protection.
enjoy. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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The 9500ix had been on the market without changes for a very long time, it's still sold but is very outdated. Most of us are running much newer detectors with much better success. On my drive of 60 miles a day in highway rush hour traffic I might get 1 false maybe two, and they are very low intensity and short lived, always kband. I'd try a different detector first and find one you like before giving up.
 

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I also cannot believe that police radar guns work for them, in this crowded KA environment. Any thoughts? Thanks All
 

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Some people‘s kids. :rofl:
 

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I own an Escort 9500ix passport maybe 4years old. My car is a 2007 Ford Fusion, it is not my car doing it. It used to work great until there was too many cars with KA sensors, in my opinion. Please don't tell me I have to buy a new one $$$. Thanks All
The 9500 IX is older technology with very little if no filtering to help you out. The best thing you can do for those detectors is to turn TSR On if it is not already on, that should help some. Auto mode may help in some cases but not much. Newer detectors have much better filtering. The escort Max series, though not the cheapest, would have the features but slightly better in performance to what your 9500 is that you are used to.

There are other brands in other models from all the brands that offer even better performance, do some reading here to see which one you think might work best for you should you get a new one. For now, turn or make sure TSR is on on your 9500, it is the only thing that will help with that older detector. If you already have TSR and Auto on then basically, you're out of luck time for a new one.
 

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The best protection is abstinence. You’ve already made up your mind and don’t want to use protection.
enjoy. 🤷🏻‍♂️
I can't afford a new one$$$
 

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I can't afford a new one$$$
Then you can't afford to take any chances speeding either, because a ticket will cost you more than a detector.

So here's your options. You can take do your chances with your detector as it is being annoyed with the K Band alerts, or you can turn off K Band take your chances knowing that you are at risk in any K band situations out there depending on the enforcement type in your area.

The other option would to maybe get a cheaper Uniden series that would have the same performance as your 9500, they may not be the best but plenty good enough to protect you, in the $200 range like the DFR7 or DFR9. The R1 is good too but doesn't have GPS like the 9500.

Any good new Escort is going to be probably the most expensive for you, other ones have a great performance and are cheaper so weigh your options and decide what works best for you.
 

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