Car Trouble

Monday, December 5, 2005 by darco
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Despite the fact that I left considerably early, there I was on "El Camino Real"; grotesquely late for my doctor's appointment. I had printed out directions from my workplace, yet I was trying to get there from my apartment. This confusion led to much suffering.

So I was a bit frustrated. And, big surprise, it showed in my driving. I was a bit heavy on the acceleration at times, but I didn't think too much of it. Until I slammed hard on the accelerator to pass this big SUV and all of the sudden I am bathed in the erie red of the "oh shit" light. A warning tone sounds as I notice that I have lost all power. The display LCD flashes “PROBLEM”. No shit sherlock.

Needless to say, I never made it to my doctor's appointment. My car drives, but it's still saying “PROBLEM”. Bad day. Argh.

UPDATE: The light has now disappeared as mysteriously as it came. I have no idea what happened, but I think perhaps I tripped an auto-resetting circuit breaker for the electric motor somehow.