Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hubb's near death experience

So Kris called me in a panic last night on his way home from work.

Apparently he was on the service road, about to get onto the ramp to the highway when his brake light came on. He tapped his brakes, and the car didn't slow down. So he starts banging his foot on the brake pedal, and all the lights on his dashboard light up. Every one of them. He starts freaking out, swerves across three lanes of traffic and makes a sharp turn in an empty parking lot. He throws the car in neutral, then in park, and shuts it off. While he's trying to catch his breath and take in what just happened, he calls me.

I was in shock and didn't know what to think, so I drove out to meet him while he waited for a tow truck. The tow truck picked up his car and took it to the dealership last night and we were waiting on the call this morning letting us know what's wrong with it. Toyota calls and says they cant find anything wrong with the car, that there are no signs of any problems, and that he can come pick up his car whenever he would like.

Uhm, are you kidding me? I consider that thing a death trap now and don't ever want to get in it again. Wasn't Toyota going through some re-calls a few months back for something like this? Kris has a 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid and when the recall took place, he took his car up there and had them "fix" the problem. But obviously it's not fixed. It was raining pretty hard last night and they're trying to tell us that he lost traction and that's why the brakes weren't working. Kris knows what it feels like when he looses traction, and he says that's not what happened... and that doesn't explain why every light on the dashboard lit up.

I don't know what to think about all of this and am seriously afraid to get back in that car. Especially with the kids. What if this happens again but we're on a highway going 70 mph and cant stop? Yeah it could happen, then what???


Ashley said...

That is sooo crazy! I would be terrified of the car too. I'm so glad your hubby is ok!!

Erinsgobragh said...

Thank goodness he's ok. I'd take it to the dealer and have them deal with it!


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