I have a 2003 Ford Taurus. It has been running rough for awhile. It doesn’t happen all the time, alas. I took it to my local repair guy. They first said, oh this happens when the AC is on. But I knew it happened otherwise.
The check engine light came on yesterday, blinking, but didn’t stay on. And it was running rough. Check engine light came on, on a Sunday so I had to wait until Monday to bring the car in. They just called and said they can’t find anything wrong, ran it on the computer, says it’s running fine. I said, did you check the spark plugs, wires, etc? (I am good at googling, to be armed with some kind of info)
I am thinking they just put it on the computer. I suppose it has to be running bad to show anything (?) and even then, it’s no guarantee. Anyway. It seems like I am “sentenced” to driving this car until it strands me, catches on fire (I read about that possibility and I have on occasion smelled something burning), or if luck has it, when it is running rough, and I bring it in while it’s running rough, the computer finds the problem.
I do not find all of this very acceptable? Any suggestions? Am I being overdramatic?