Wanted to post this over here instead of off-topic just because I think you might all have a better idea, and I would very much appreciate the help.
Quick story is my girlfriend was babysitting this morning and when she got back in her car to come home, it wouldn't start. It is a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The battery was fine, all lights came on and everything, but when I tried to start it I would not even turn over. I didn't have time to fiddle with it because I had class and have several tests until Wednesday so we just jumped in my truck and went back home.
When I locked her car though using the remote, it locked just fine, but then after a few seconds the hazards came on for about a minute and then shut off. I then tried to turn the car on again for shits and giggles and of course nothing happened except some dinging and lights coming on (all the normal ones but the check engine and service light was on). Fearing that the lights would not stop flashing, I disconnected the battery but by that point we had to leave to get to class. It's now sitting at the house that she babysits for across town.
Any idea what it could be? Computer thing?
She is pretty good about coming to me when she thinks something's wrong with the car or its making a weird noise, so I doubt it had any problems starting or running on her way over there.
Any help would be great so we can avoid it getting towed and paying someone! Poor college kids struggling to pay bills in the first place.
Thanks for your help TW!