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STUBARU = 2016 Outback Limited with Eyesight (package23+) Lapis Blue/Ivory
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Periodically when the vehicle is started and having driven several miles, the blind spot caution/warning system and eyesight randomly disables itself. This is confirmed by a caution light in the instrument panel. The only way to reactivate the system is to turn off the ignition and restart the engine. If the malfunction is not caught on starting the vehicle the system cannot be activated until the vehicle is stopped and the engine restarted. The problem has been ongoing. WTF?

Any constructive ideas? (don't tell me to "see a dealer" - they have no idea what's happening). This appears to be an electrical fault issue. This is a serious issue and a lawsuit waiting to happen. SOA - please answer.
 

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Having same problem along with GPS locking up randomly also. Been to dealer twice they have no ideal statred after car was about 2 years old.
 

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Mine does that during fog/mist/poor visibility conditions. Also can do it if the interior windshield glass is fogging up and needs the defroster turned on.
 

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I’ve had it happen with the sun being super bright in the morning and during the buckets of pouring rain. I never cared as long as it pops back on.


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I have never had that happen with mine ('18 2.5i); however, lately it has been acting ... jerky ... having problems finding the right word. For example, it seems to take a little bit longer to figure things out and then it realizes it needs to hit the brakes and then does so harder than normal. When it gets like that I typically clean the windshield and that usually clears it right up back to normal - much smoother - picking up leading cars easier.

I do make extra effort to keep the windshield clean as Eyesight is just as dependent on that as I am. I typically wash the outside windshield weekly - maybe 2 weeks tops depending on weather. Inside windshield stays pretty good. Eventually it builds up the thin film of evaporation for the defrost. Inside windshield maybe every month or two. Depends on when that film starts bugging me. I do NOT clean the cameras.
 

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Periodically...
Any constructive ideas? (don't tell me to "see a dealer" - they have no idea what's happening).
You expecting miracles?

They have an idea but just waiting for any warranty to expire.

Your symptoms would indicate a temporary 'blindness' in bad weather which normally go away when visibility improves. I've never had to stop/restart system.
 

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... don't tell me to "see a dealer" ...
OK.

EyeSight and SRVD (of which BSD is but one function) are two separate, independent systems. This would seem to indicate a problem somewhere else ... battery and charging system, perhaps.
 

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Mine does that during fog/mist/poor visibility conditions. Also can do it if the interior windshield glass is fogging up and needs the defroster turned on.
Mine did this as well. Turned on the windshield defogger and it cleared fogging that began at the top of my windshield (passenger side Eyesight camera). After it cleared, Eyesight beeped and came back online. If your windshield is clear and your not pointed right into a setting or rising sun, there might be issues worthy of a dealer looksee.

Good luck!
 
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