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Hello Everyone

I am sorry for being a nuisance but I am in pain and very confused. I was on my way out and fortunately had only gone a few miles when my dashboard lit up it went from handbrake fault footpedal fault gearbox fault then every.light came on before suddenly my steering went and the car completely turned off. I had to push by myself as other cars just used their horns at me and drove around me as I.tried to get my car to the curb.  I don't use it very.often and even though I have a new battery could this be the trouble and it's just the battery that has caused this. Or am I being too hopeful and I have bigger.problems. I am home with the car now and just.wanted to see if anyone had come across this sort of thing. I will test the battery tomorrow when I recover but any ideas tips or suggestions will be gratefully received. Thank you

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Hi

I'd say battery, even though its new, if the car not used often, it can cause lots of problems

Put the car on a trickle charge overnight, that should cure it

long term you want something like a ctek car battery charger, they are a smart charger and can be left on charge long term, it will protect the battery and certainly cure lots of problems on the s-type

cheers

Joe

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I second Joe on the smart charger. Only once you know the battery is reliable is it worth looking elsewhere for faults.

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. People can be monstrous in their cars, feeling all safe and isolated from the real world. And yet on the street many of them wouldn't dare look you in the eye, cowards.

I stopped only the other week after witnessing a minor car accident. I helped the lady who's car had been hit by taking photos of the scene and making her car moveable so as to clear the road. People were swearing at us and wheel spinning around the crashed vehicles. I'm yet to see such an event bring out the best in anyone as those heart-warming stories we hear say they do.

 

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