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I just bought a CX-50 Meridian edition about 2 weeks ago. I have 1500 miles on her (All me - took a long trip). Today, I remote started it (live up in Indiana and it is cold) and I received a warning on my phone. “CRITICAL VEHICLE MALFUNCTION” “Brake system malfunction”. Due to this every safety light that has anything to do with the brakes is turned off such as stability system, ABS system , radar cruise systems, etc. I just towed it to the dealer and because it is late, they will get me a car tomorrow. Has this happened to anyone else before??
 

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Sounds like the autobraking sensors failed or are reading improperly. Hopefully it is a quick fix.
So this seems really common when your front Windshield gets tinted. Seems all the dealership did after being there overnight was to reset the code and charge the battery. Everything cleared out. Battery tested good but low. Good possibility the doors and / or/ ignition were open / on for a long time. Weird. My theory is when they sprayed water on windshield it got behind the cover of the rearview mirror and caused everything to go heywire. Prob dried up and fixed itself with the addition of charging the battery.
 

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For reference, I’ve had zero issues with any forward-looking sensor with my full windshield tint in the 6 months I’ve had it on. If you look at where the front camera sensors are, it’s almost physically impossible to get tint up that high. They would have to take off your rearview mirror cover. Highly unlikely any professional tint place worth a damn would do that.
 

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For reference, I’ve had zero issues with any forward-looking sensor with my full windshield tint in the 6 months I’ve had it on. If you look at where the front camera sensors are, it’s almost physically impossible to get tint up that high. They would have to take off your rearview mirror cover. Highly unlikely any professional tint place worth a damn would do that.
I’m not saying it was the tint. I’m saying the excess water might have got in there.
 
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