My close brush with a major battery problem, and it's not the battery you think
I was attending the New Hampshire Alt Energy Summit this weekend. The event was held at Mount Washington, NH, an absolutely beautiful and natural place, bracketed by two small resort towns with lots of quaint inns and shops, many of them with names that start with "ye olde". Naturally, my Karma picks this moment to give me the Key Fob Battery Almost Dead signal. Normally, this would be a non-event. A quick trip to a local drug store, or Radio Shack and a pair of 2032 batteries, and we are good to go.
But I was not in San Francisco or even Manchester, I was in Jackson, NH, where gas stations start closing around 7 PM. And I knew that if the Fob stopped working I would be screwed. So after an exhaustive search, I managed to find a truck stop/convenience store 10 miles out of town that carried the 2032 battery, and got the Fob working.
It just goes to prove that it does not have to be a big battery to create a big problem. A $2 hearing aid battery can immobilize a $100K car, just as easily as a $20K EV battery.
Original owner of 2012 Eco Sport Black (Eclipse) with Monsoon Tritone Interior. VIN: -0641