While most reversing camera systems and products are designed for extreme use, these products will also encounter problems and may fail. The problems and failures are actually more pronounced especially if these systems are not properly maintained, or vehicle owners are unaware of the potential problems and quick fixes. Some of these reversing camera problems are minor, and there are times when these issues are more complex that require the help of technicians and professional suppliers. No matter how minor or complex, it’s critical for vehicle owners and fleet managers to spot these problems when they happen and understand why these are present.
Poor image quality of reversing cameras. There’s a reason why you install a reversing camera system- you want to capture the action at the back of the vehicle, and you only want the clearest details possible. But there are times when the camera does not deliver a crisp and high-quality image at all times. There are instances when the image generated is fuzzy, and grainy at best. If the camera provides this kind of service, then the first thing that you should check is the dirt on the camera. Since cameras are close to the ground, they end up collecting dust, rain or even mud. If this is the case simply wipe the dirt off using a plain piece of cloth. This type of clean up and maintenance is extremely recommended during winter when the snow ends up on the lens of the camera.
Camera does not come up during reverse gear, or no image shows on the screen. Reversing camera, including the ones offered by Reverse Safe automatically start as soon as the reverse gear has been engaged. If the image is not immediately shown after the reverse has been engaged, then there must be a problem with the system. The first step that you can do is to check the manual provided by the supplier/manufacturer. This should give you the steps to take on how to troubleshoot the problem. When not available, the next best thing to check is the fuse or the wiring system. If the wiring is loose or not properly attached and connected, then this may not deliver the images. Only when the fuse and the wiring have been checked that you can call for fuse replace, or even complete replacement of the reversing system.
These are just two of the many potential issues that your camera system may face. These problems are not too complex and may be addressed through simple checks and maintenance. And if the problems persist, you can always refer the problem to experienced pros who can bring in a new camera system and install the unit for you.