Last week I blogged about my car and how awesome it was not having a payment for a little over a year. I had just rolled into the parking lot and as she came to a stop in my usual parking spot I hit the 120,000 mile mark. I bought my Jeep Liberty in Knoxville, TN back in 2014 and it only had 35,000 miles on it. My wife and I have traveled to many out-of-town family gatherings, Bonnaroo music festivals, our honey moon in Long Boat Key, FL, and other long distance trips. When I bragged about her last week, I think I jinxed her. That afternoon I turned the ignition and this came on:
I can’t repeat the question or expression that came out of my mouth when I saw this, but I figured out what this meant and it’s not good. The light on the top is my “Check Engine” light. This usually comes on when it’s getting close for me to get an oil change which was happening so I didn’t think too much about it. Before I could get out of the parking lot at work that red lightning bolt light came on. I chanced it and drove home because I’m a guy. It drove fine. I did some research and this indicates that my Electronic Throttle Control may need to be serviced, which starts at a minimum average of close to $700.00. I almost puked but definitely took a shot when I read that. It’s being service now so we’ll see what happens. It could also be a computer glitch. I mean, my Jeep is at a little over 120,000 miles! Fingers crossed that’s what it is.