Well it was fun while it lasted...
Our 2014 Summit was almost perfect since birth..Well, OK it had a glitch or two in the lane departure warning that cleared up on it's own.
Alas, Yesterday after the bitter cold weather we have been having, the wife decided to the run some errands. As she was backing out of the garage into the driveway, the gauge cluster went blank. Pulled back into the drive, restarted and all was well again..
So as luck would have it, we were able to get into the dealer today to have the Recall Notice for this issue to be handled. We dropped off the vehicle and 2 hours later it was available to be picked up.
The wife was smiling as the white steed came around the corner, fresh from a warm winters bath. The white body and chrome glimmering under the lot lights. The winter grime had taken it's toll and we forgot how truly brilliant this looked when it is dressed for a night on the town...
But the smile quickly turned to a frown as the porter relinquished the driver's seat. An unfamiliar icon was crying out for attention from the information Pod..
WTF, An Airbag Warning ????
Yes, there in all it's glory was the simple, yet painfully obvious Air Bag warning.. How could they not see this I muttered to myself.
So back into the garage with the SA in tow to see what hath broken..Yes, a cryptic code had emerged..a clue pointing to an issue with an air bag sensor in the B pillar.. Visions of a waterfall from the Sunroof suddenly emerged into my conscience as a involuntary shudder cursed thru my body. I quickly shook off this thought and proceeded to ascertain our current strategy.
(sigh)..We were heartbroken as we had to leave our beloved Summit behind. Visiting hours were over...
My wife mutter under breath that this is the start of that slippery slope to oblivion. I think that the English translation for this was 'POS'
Barely 5K miles, so young and full of life..We hardly knew ya