i headed to grab lunch on monday and my car wouldn't start. it did on the second try, but the key symbol kept lighting up & flashing. great.
cricket did a little research that told him the "immobilizer" was worn out. i guess the car thought i was stealing it (would've been a helpful feature when my car WAS stolen last summer...luckily, the flat tire prevented the thieves from getting down the street). we tried the spare key, as instructed by the service dept. no dice. result:
the diagnosis? dead freakin' battery. despite the service tech telling us that if the spare didn't work the only option was to get it towed. despite cricket & tow man pushing the car down the driveway (while i steered, thank ya very much). despite the $80 tow. despite the 60k, 75k, and 90k mile service i'd been avoiding. oh, snap.
the lesson: pay attention to your service milestones, people.
the car has been returned to its place in our driveway, fully functional. and we got to drive the 2011 acura mdx....and it is niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.