Should I be driving this car to the dealership for inspection or do they need to tow it in to the dealership?
The issues "associated" with the CVT that you may have read about were actually due to the harness. If the problem persisted long enough sometimes it subsequently damaged the CVT.
The harness replacement alone has done the trick for most owners.
Curious about your recounting of the service advisor's description. The service advisor stated due to the rear bumper damage the harness will be replaced. Will this be under warranty or will they be charging you the $1800.
I don't disagree, but there's no way to know just how the "blow" was absorbed and how hard it actually was given flexible bumper materials. Maybe "they" hit just the right spot... It's a bummer for sure.More than likely while it was parked, it looks like nothing more than a scuff mark, there's no dent, its
hard to believe it took out the entire eye site system.
I agree to see if Comprehensive coverage will, um...cover...this without significant impact. Some carriers are more flexible than others. My insurance through AAA is pretty forgiving for this kind of thing unless there's a repeat pattern.I'd contact your insurance company to see if they can help, but also make sure you check to see what impact a claim would have on your rates.
So that explains the three eyesight-related warnings:Dealer looked at the car and determined the eye site system was malfunctioning causing all the warning lights to light up. He said due to slight damage to the back bumper it might require the a new harness to be installed and could cost up to $1800. So it is not the CVT transmission.
I stumbled upon this forum after having the same lights show up. My 2021 Ascent Touring was hit on the back driver side. It seemed like mostly cosmetic damage. I get the same at oil temp and transmission warning and also my sunroof will not close. I suspect a fuse may be the culprit there, I'm not sure. I'm was completely satisfied with this vehicle, but its inability to keep functioning after a minimal accident is unnerving. Here's to hoping it's relatively simple.