I wanted to check in with you all and know that I am in fact alive! Proof is on my sidebar to the left, I was snoozing with Peanut just yesterday!
No really, on Friday, my computer seriously whacked out and I had a loaner laptop for the remainder of the day at work and didn't feel too entirely comfortable blogging on a public computer. So that's that. Then today, it's been a hectic mess because our car had some serious issues last night! And I'm trying to catch up on the lost work from Friday. AYE!
We own a 2012 Jetta and well like any nice, accommodating and generous wife, I had planned to wash Mike's car after I did mine yesterday afternoon. I finished mine up and swapped places in the driveway. I was all set and ready, until I wasn't able to TURN THE CAR OFF. Like the key, was STUCK in the ignition, WHILE THE CAR WAS ON. I tried EVERYTHING in the book, slamming into park, jiggling my wheel around, taking it for a drive [to name a few] and nothing helped. This was at 6pm.
I called VW emergency roadside assistance but since we are over the miles on our warranty (36,000) they wouldn't help us. I called my insurance company and they couldn't get in touch with a locksmith, or help for that matter. Finally I thought I was getting some where 45 minutes later when I called AAA and they were going to send someone to save the day. YAY!!!.
An hour later I receive a phone call saying that they aren't able to help us since the car is running, and they don't cover these type issues. They would be more than willing to provide a tow to the dealership but basically I yelled into the phone, what the F good would that do me, I can just DRIVE it there.
So then we thought we would drive the jetta to the dealership (about 30 miles away), well it was our lucky day we were no where close to running out of gas. No problem! We'll drive it there, leave it running over night and drop the extra set of keys in the drop box. Well that didn't do us any good either because we were UNABLE to lock the car while it was running, with the spare set. OH MY GOD.
So now we have this car, sitting, running in our driveway for about 4 hours and I got restless. After many many phone calls to my dad, consulting the internet, and giving up, my neighbor (Not Dave, but his son) comes home and says "Did you guys lose something?" (because we had been in this situation when he left earlier in the evening). And we just basically told him what was going on. Finally after putting our heads together, we found the correct layout of my fuse box under the hood (it was not in the owner's manual) we were able to pull the fuse to turn off the ignition. HALLELUJAH!
Ummmmm or not (again).
So obviously the entire car wasn't shut off, just the ignition. So the battery died. Which meant we would either need it towed or jumped to start it again. Triple AAA came and jumped the car and Mike drove it to the dealer this am.
And now basically, they are telling us we are responsible for the charges to have it fixed.
I DON'T THINK SO VOLKSWAGEN. THAT IS NOT HAPPENING. I HAVE BEEN A LOYAL VW CUSTOMER FOR 5 YEARS.
I AM PISSED BEYOND BELIEF.
THIS CAR IS TWO FUCKING YEARS OLD.
I AM NOT PAYING FOR THIS!!!!!
I will be back tomorrow with a cute outfit!! Stay tuned for our adventures!
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