Shutting itself off while driving/not starting at all???
Has anyone else had this issue??????
My car is in the shop for the third time in 5 weeks for the same issue.
The first time, I'd been driving 5-7 minutes, and the van shut down while I was driving 45mph (with the kids in the car). Like everything stopped working, no power to the engine, nothing happened when I pressed the gas, nothing; luckily I could brake and pull over. The check engine light came on, the "Service Charging System" warning came up on the main screen, and I couldn't even shift the car out of park. The car had to be towed. The dealership had the car for 6 days couldn’t find any problems and couldn't replicate the problem; they couldn’t even find error codes in the system saying something went wrong.
The next time, I unplugged the charger from the car and the car wouldn’t start at all and showed the "service Charging System" message again and won’t start or let me do anything. I started a few hours later and this time took it to the dealership where I bought it, and they can’t figure out what’s wrong either. They had it for 5 days - found some internal error code and tried to fix it but admitted they weren't sure what was going on.
The third time was yesterday. Drive my 25 miles to work (on electric power) no issues. Came out after work to leave, and the car wouldn't start. I got the same check engine light and "Service Charging System" message I'd gotten both times before. It started up again after 10 minutes or so and I just drive straight to the dealership.
I don't trust my car. I've got a 600+ mile road trip planned for less than a month from now, with my kids, and I don't trust this car. Has this happened to anyone else?