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  • Someone hijacked the Bus

    Well, since November, once a month, OnStar diagnostics texts me to have the airbag system serviced within one day. Sometimes there was an airbag light, sometimes not. In every case, it went away if I shut the car off and restarted. (In service 1-2021, 4,500 miles)

    So I had some time, made an appointment, and took it in this morning for a look see.

    They take the car into the shop, and I’m sitting on the group W bench in the waiting room, and I start getting all kinds text messages.

    Service Airbag system, Service Drivetrain, Rear axle, electric motor… Then the service manager and tech come by for a visit…. Rut roh…

    Turns out, whilst they were trying to communicate with the car, they turned it into a brick. Seems the passenger occupancy sensor controller went rogue, and is hijacking the bus. After an hour on the phone with mama GM, they pulled a fuse, and got the car alive again. Consensus is replace the occupancy sensor controller. Part overnighted, car gets an unexpected sleepover in the dealers shop..

    I will update when it’s resolved… Good thing it’s 19 degrees and I didn’t fly off the planet this morning. (Yes the tires were 60 degrees when I left the garage, and the dealer is 5 minutes away.) **** that steering wheel heater sure does work.

  • #2
    Sorry to hear of your experience but it sounds like they have a plan to get you back on the road fully fixed. I am glad your service team called Michigan to access the internal (not available directly for us customers) Corvette Tech Help line.

    About twelve years ago my superlative Corvette Master Tech with over 30 years experience had a problem with my C6 Z06 heater going on sporadically even when it was 90 degrees. Rather than waste my time as he had never experienced this one before, he shortly called the Michigan Corvette Tech Help center and they within a couple of minutes asked him, “we got the first two codes you read to us and are the next four a, b, c, and d, for it so, the Engine Body Control unit needs replacing.” And those were the next four codes he was going to read to them. My Corvette was only the third time they had experienced it. [With my GM extended warranty that mega cost repair cost me my $100 deductible.]

    Some service departments when over their heads they start throwing new parts at in an attempt to figure out the root cause (rather than their admitting they do not know it). The better ones acknowledge they need help and quickly access this Corvette Tech Help line (available to them at no cost).

    We hope your C8 is back on the road real soon, problem permanently solved.
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    • #3
      Don’t you just love computers?! At least they have a good idea (hopefully) what the issue is. They will fix it.
      I do agree about heated steering wheel. Started the car up and it was 45 in the garage. Got out of the car to get something and when I got back in, I grabbed the wheel. It was a nice surprise to find it very warm. I forgot it had the option.

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      • #4
        GREAT series of informative posts. Thanks to all!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by richardsperry View Post
          They take the car into the shop, and I’m sitting on the group W bench in the waiting room, and I start getting all kinds text messages..
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          • #6
            This is all great fun… but can someone help me convince GM to put a Cooled Steering Wheel in play? Those Sonoran Desert mid-day startups if you forget the sun shield are brutal.

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            • #7
              ^^^
              The microsuede steering wheel feels quite a bit cooler less hot than leather in those situations.
              Delivered 5/29!: Scarlet Fever 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Naturalw/ suede inserts, Mag Ride, Performance Exhaust, MRR 755 Gunmetal wheels

              Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

              Never grow up - It's a trap.

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              • #8
                Yep, suede for the win.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by richardsperry View Post
                  that steering wheel heater sure does work.
                  Yes. 24F here today during a drive. Steering wheel warm till I turned it off, seat warm till I turned it off. Passenger window open an inch and cabin temp set at 71F on low fan. Nice and comfortable. AS tires held good.

                  Hope you get the bus going soon.
                  Boomer
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                  Last edited by Boomer; 01-11-2022, 05:25 PM. Reason: spelling

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                  • #10
                    Update: Well, overnight isn’t what it used to be. Part didn’t arrive in time, so the car gets another night in the hospital…

                    on the bright side, I bought a new 2022 Suzuki ATV to replace the 2007 Suzuki ATV that does plow and farm duty. The new one is fuel injected, so maybe it won’t have continuous carb problems…

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                    • #11
                      All done. The tech said GM thinks it was caused after an OTA update.. Anyway, new passenger sensor control module, and programmed. And dang, they all love my car…other customers too.

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                      • #12
                        I wonder if the heated steering wheel temp is controllable or fixed? I know I could go to the OM online but thought someone here might know.
                        Save the wave.

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                        • #13
                          It is not. It is off or on. Sorry.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            Bummer. Just discovered that my 2018 Explorer is settable.
                            Save the wave.

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