Yesterday morning I started my car, car turned on and so did every warning light on the dash. Lights seemed dim, but I wasnt sure if I was just seeing things. AC seemed to blow warm air (I had noticed it took some time for my AC to get cold in the last week, but I figured I needed it charged).
I put it into Drive and the car started bucking when giving it gas. I pulled over and shut off the car, waited a couple of minutes, then turned it back on. Car would not go into gear and the gear LED on the dash went blank along with the smart details in between the RPM and MPH.
I shut the car back off for a couple of minutes and restarted, same thing. Tried again, shut it off then turned it on, and was able to get it into gear and drive it back home. Turned it off then back on, and all the lights went off except for the Check Engine Light and the Tire Pressure lights. Drove it successfully around the block without any bucking - and while driving, the tire pressure gauge turned off.
Later in the afternoon, I was able to start the car without issue.
Could this be the alternator? Something else?