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Bought this vehicle brand new. I love it, and perfect for myself, my family, and the fact it's Diesel puts the cherry on top for me. But... now things have started. We have currently 1,137 miles on the vehicle and had the first message populated:


- Service steering column lock. (see photo)


Everything else worked, remote start, standard start, and the vehicle had zero issues. The following day from our road trip, we had to go to the DMV with our out-of-state paperwork to submit for plates. My wife now received a new message. 


- Service emissions system. See owners manual. (see photo)


She drove to the DMV and left to get the smog paperwork. Then a new issue: 


- Vehicle remote start isn't working. (see photo)


She is in the car and tries to start... Nothing. She tries again. It starts, and she drives it to a local dealer. They come to look and scheduled us for an appointment. She drives the vehicle now, and Onstar now shows the emission issue. ( see photo ) We now can't register the vehicle in California, because, the check engine light is on, emissions warning, and they won't smog it until it's corrected. 




I noticed that none of these issues happened until it updated the software in the vehicle. I'm hoping this is something that can be fixed. I've been looking around for answers and only finding more issues that are all pretty shitty. Sorry, no better way to say it. I've also seen a post of people saying, “deal with it, it's a new breed of vehicles,” etc. I’d challenge that answer. No one should pay this much for a vehicle and face these issues I'm reading about. 


So here's what I'm going to do, document everything, and I mean everything. This will be for everyone who may have this issue now or who may come across it. 


My opinion...but I'm not a mechanic, is that there is a massive software and hardware issue with these models. I believe GM internally has to know about this from Dealers, Customer Service, Compliance Reports, etc. I'm sure all issues are in the queue to be address or fixed. I do, however, feel with the challenges of physical hardware that they chose a vendor that was most cost-effective, which is a component of these issues a long with the capability to support the software complexity of the current models. 


Or maybe I'm just wearing a tin hat, who knows. 


So, I open this up to you. Any advice, similar issues, outcomes you've faced, and other topics, please comment below. 


May the journey of dealership visits begin. Hopefully, this journey isn't to long. 




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This must be an early build as you can delete the steering lock at order now and it looks like most do.


I know if you leave the key in there and shut the door or something like that, the only way it will start is to shake the key.  Its a theft deterrent thing. 


Emissions, well who knows.  Hopefully just a weird sensor thing...

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So magically the check engine light goes off the day we took it to the dealer. Everything is perfectly fine, no issues at all and they updated the software in the vehicle. They have no idea what or why this happened.

Super odd and happy to have our vehicle back with no issues. 

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