Wednesday Weirdness #235

I spent almost four hours at the dealership today trying to have the computer on my new car reprogrammed. Unfortunately, there efforts were a complete and total failure and I’ll have to return at some point in the future when they figure out how to actually do it. In the meantime, I’ve got a “high-tech” vehicle that is intermittently missing all technology that I got it for.


  1. Gotta love the “computers” embedded in our cars and how antiquated the connections to them are. I have a Prius and had the main battery die. Took me a long time to finally get the “code” to appear, and then even longer to find out what it means. Would think by now there could be a better interface into these and perhaps a bit more user friendly.

    • Old Guy: I work in the technical field so I’m somewhat sympathetic. But, it takes much longer than it should to find someone who will listen and really try to fix the problem. If cars are computer based, there should be an automotive help desk with advanced diagnostics staffed by highly trained technicians. Automobiles are more electronice than they are mechanical these days. Unfortunately, vehicle service departments haven’t fully adapted to the change.

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