Submitted by alang on Thu, 2014-07-03 06:04
So it happened to me yesterday. I was on the way to work and I got a "12 volt battery failure" error message, then "your car needs service", then "pull over safely". Only thing is, it happened so fast in like 10-15 secs I had no time to do anything before the car shut itself down and I was at a standstill. It was rather embarrassing - I was blocking traffic out of the parking lot and I had to direct traffic around my car. Fortunately the local service center sent over a guy with a car for me. And the service guy let me go off to work while he waited for the tow service. But I'm traumatized by the whole experience. I'm a physician and I had to get to the emergency room, but I had absolutely no warning and the car just shutdown. It could have been in the middle of traffic on the freeway or in the middle of an intersection. What's likely the problem? Did my battery fail?