It was 4:00 PM Friday afternoon and after an hour and a half, no luck getting a tow truck with the "skate", the small wheels that fit under the rear wheels so the car can be put on a flat bed tow truck and taken to the dealer. By now the sun was down and it was headed to freezing temperatures. So we agreed to start again Saturday morning.
Various error messages seen:
- Drivetrain: Stop carefully
Pedestrian Warning - Malfunction. Consult service center.
Vehicle battery charge low - Charge by driving for longer periods use external charger. Function requiring battery will be switched off.
iRemote reported 6i2% traction battery SOC
All of my tools and meters were at home but the symptoms are consistent with a 12V battery failure. Can't be sure until tomorrow when I go back to the car and take a peek. I'll also put a Scangauge on and see if there are any error codes to read out. But the primary goal on Saturday will be finding a tow truck company that can safely take the car to the dealership.
Good thing we're weren't mid-way to Arizona when this happened. Stuff happens so we deal with it and move on.