I just recently bought my 2004 SE and last week while I was driving it home the check engine light came on briefly and immediately turned back off. I didn't think anything of it, since it shut off right away. The next day while I was driving, the oil light came on- this time the light stayed on for a few minutes before shutting off.
I I thought I had an oil leak, checked the oil- and the level was fine. It was due for an oil change anyway, so I thought maybe something else was causing the problem. The day following that while I was driving the gauges said I was overheating. I started to panic, parked the car- called a tow truck, had it towed to the garage.
The mechanic calls back and says my car isn't overheating at all- changed my oil and fluids etc. He told me the problem is a faulty ECU and that he would need to install a new one. He gave me a quote of 300$.
So, my question is, (since I'm not the most knowledgable about mechanics) Does that sound like a reasonable quote? Could this also be the reason why my tire pressure light keeps comming on and having me check my tire pressure like a maniac?! Bah!
I told the mechanic to go ahead and order the part- the stress is killing me! Of all things to go wrong- I guess it would have to be the thing that tells me something is wrong..