2001 Ford Focus Instrument Spike

My daughter was driving her 2001 Ford focus to work this morning and all of her gauges spiked, the radio shut off, and the engined skipped a beat but kept running. Everything went back to normal instantly and she kept on driving. Computer??

You daughter was probably suffering from Sudden Current Loss (SCL). She may want to check the connections to the battery cables for corrosion and integrity. She may also want to have her battery and charging system checked out. Some parts stores do this for free now.

PS: I made up the term SCL. I’m in a creative mood this evening.