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In my opinion, cars are starting to get a little *too* advanced with all of these sensors (self-parking, self-braking, etc)... There is just too much that can (and does) fail - and that can (and does) impact the safety of the vehicle when they do fail. I'm OK with ABS and traction control, but anything more than that and I think that you are just asking for trouble. If you need the car to park for you, brake for you or beep at you if you are ready to collide with the car next to you, then maybe you should be more careful while driving (or not driving at all)! :)

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Don't get me wrong, I like technology, but you are just asking for trouble if people start relying on the car to do the driving more than the driver...

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Why isn't this a recall? Known Safety Issue

It definitely sounds like a recall problem. I noted to my dealer a couple times I got a front camera warning, random collision alerts with no cars around. Numerous near collisions because the blind spot detector didn't work. Now my passenger BSD is constantly "on" even with the car off and locked. I'm past my warranty now. I am going to have to eat the cost to repair a known issue, dangerous, and defective product.

Further reading of comments sounds like the repairs are just band-aids and the defective system can possibly fail again, causing serious injuries or death.
 

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Those options don't come for free

In my opinion, (....snip) If you need the car to park for you, brake for you or beep at you if you are ready to collide with the car next to you, then maybe you should be more careful while driving (or not driving at all)! :)

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Don't get me wrong, I like technology, but you are just asking for trouble if people start relying on the car to do the driving more than the driver...

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The devices for collision, lane departure, back up radar and Blind spot indicators are there as safety devices. Cars equipped with Auto-braking are supposed to do it faster than a human can react.

In the 2014 Impala, the C pillar is thick. You can lose sight of a car in that area. That is why Side detection is important to assist. When my Blind spot indicator failed I almost entered the lane, but barely caught the glimpse of the grill of another car just ahead of the C pillar.

Chevy can sell without those options, but the customer pays for them, they have to work. The options can not kinda work or sometimes work or report false data.

Look at it as buying any product and it being defective. Radio, Hair drying, or whatever. If it doesn't work you want it replaced or your money back. These "safety" products just happen to be affixed to cars that list up to the $40K range. It is a big deal if someone is injured or killed because one of these devices fails to operate as advertised.
 

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Maybe my post wasn't clear - I'm not saying that it's "OK" if you paid for a feature and it doesn't work right. My point was that I think that at least some people become so reliant on these technologies that they start to rely on them instead of just paying attention. I'm sure they are "nice to have" when they work properly, but it's when they don't work properly (and people are relying on them too much) that I see problems. If the car is too hard to drive safely because of the way it is designed (like c-pillars being too thick) then I consider that a design flaw with the vehicle. You shouldn't have to rely on the car to tell you if it's safe to switch lanes.

Again, just my opinion. You know the saying - everyone has one. :)

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Definitely should be a "safety" recall, as it has happened so many time to so many car owners that the modules and harness are both on back order with no ETA. If anybody knows where I can access two of the modules near the stated price of $215.00 that the GM wholesales are quoting for each I'd appreciate hearing from you!
 

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In the late 90s , I took my car in for an oil change and the mechanic spotted cracking on the sidewalls of all my
tires. He recommended not driving over 40 mph and go to a tire dealer of that company. I showed the tire dealer and no
argument, he replaced the tires. I paid for labor.

I filed a report as a safety hazard report with NHTSA about the tires. They called me and asked various questions.
Guy told me if enough complains come in they start investigating.

In March the following year, there was recall of those tires...FIRESTONE
I received cost of what I paid for labor plus they replaced the tires with different tires at no cost.

I recommend those having problems with the blind spot system to file a report with NHTSA as a safety hazard.
 

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Wondering if anyone has more information on this issue. My son in law has a 2015 LTZ with this same issue. Out of warranty and the dealer wants $1700 to fix it. Says he needs two modules and a new wire harness. Hoping someone here has fixed this themselves and knows the part numbers. Or, is this not a DIY fix. Son in law said the quote was about 50/50 labor/parts. So, $800+ for the parts. If I have the right parts on line, two modules are $215 each and a harness is $50. The labor to put them in can't be that hard but I suspect that the dealer or a proper technician would have to do some programing.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Also, proper names of the parts or parts numbers would be great to make sure I'm looking at the right parts if for nothing else to try to get a more reasonable quote from the dealer or an independent mechanic.

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Our 14' impala was doing the same thing(service side detection, service front camera, ect ) minus the dash cutting out issues. I swapped out both of the blind spot sensors in the rear bumper and the drivers side was all swelled up. The white cover was popped loose from one side because of it. I found 2 sensors that were pulled off a 2016 GMC Terrain.($60 total) They are a slightly different design and thinner in thickness so I need to fab up a spacer to soak up the gap inside the sleeves molded in the bumper but all the messages went away and it seems to be working fine.

It's been about 2 weeks and knock on wood the BCM is still happy even though they were never programmed to the car.



This is a known issue but I'm not taking my car into a dealer to get a few $200 sensors installed in the rear bumper and hope and pray they work through next rain storm or winter season. Another sh*t design by GM that they won't own up to.
 
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