Driving to the airport this morning to catch a flight and running a little
late. I was booking down I476 to the Philly airport and had someone pull
over to the left in the exit lane. I gunned it to pull around him before the
guy behind me plowed into me and then let off the gas a bit to merge on I95
my CEL came on and the car went into 'limp home' mode.
I did 25 MPH for a few minutes until I came to a place with a wide shoulder
and pulled over and shut it down. I checked the fluids, cables, etc and
everything looked OK. I restarted the car and it drove OK, thought the CEL
is still on. I was able to accelerate, shift, brake, etc, but the cruise
control would not 'set'.
It's sitting in the airport lot right now as I won't be home until tomorrow
night. I'll get it checked out at the dealer (or have the code read at my
mechanic) on Saturday, but can't figure out what could have made it do this.
Any idea what could have happened?