First off, I have a 2013 Cruze LTZ RS. I was driving last night and I noticed that the blind spot detection light kept going on and off on the passenger side (even though there was nothing there). Then I got the dreadful “Service Side Detection System” message. I wish it was the “Side Detection System Unavailable”, since that is probably dirt or snow. I arrived at my destination, where the car sat for about two hours. I turn it back on and the same message came up right away upon startup. Only this time the they were not lighting up at all. So, I turned the car off and turned it back on and this time the passenger side would lit-up almost the entire time.
Back in December of 2014, I had this same message come up and they put it a 22971842 module. It fixed the problem for one month! Then when it happened again they did the same repair again, and it has not been an issue for two years. Back then I had a warranty so I did not care.
I notice that the part costs $332.00 US, (I live in Canada so that is $432.00). Plus, there is always a dealer markup, so I imagine the part will be at least $500 CAD. I know they have to take the rear bumper off so I imagine a few hours of labor at $100 an hour. Then sales tax, so this could easily be a $1000-dollar fix. That seems very expensive for a part that lasts maximum two years, or possibly even a month!
Anyone else having issues with the 22971842 modules? If the dealer says that is the issue (which I imagine it will be), is there something I can suggest to them? Also, to add to this, last time they did this they had my car for an entire week in the middle of winter! So, I will defiantly be requesting a ‘loaner’ or rental.
Thanks for your help!