Blind spot alert

Asked by Oct 19, 2018 at 05:28 PM about the 2018 Buick Encore Essence FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Blind spot alert comes on intermitedly

3 Answers


Monitors receive signals from sensors in the rear bumper. If a lot of dirt/mud get in there, they can't read oncoming cars and might work some of the time or go out completely. If left alone, the sensor system goes wacky and has to be recalibrated. Not cheap.

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My left one was going on and of at different times.Buick here in Punta Gorda said it was a reflection from something?They ordered a part .I came back it took 2hours and 15 min.Still not right..M car is always clean so no med in the rear sensor...

I just picked up my 2018 Encore last week and notice the driver side blind spot indicator does the same thing as yours, Did they ever fix it or is it just the way it is with these things? seems kind of useless to me, was reading that just about anything can trigger it including trees, signs, guard rails. So basically anything. Although when it comes on and stays on at times there doesn't seem to be anything around. I'm thinking it might just be better to turn them off at this point.

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