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Having a weird/scary electrical or computer failure. Car basically died on I-95 showing some really weird behavior: entire dashboard went dark, wipers started on, headlamps light and then dim. Have it towed to dealer, they claim they found an leak in the "Oil Filter Cover" and nothing else. I ask them to keep looking, they still claim nothing. I ask them to replace the battery and perform the battery cable recall on the car.

Since this has happened, the car makes a weird noise during cold (it's been freezing in Philadelphia) startups which goes away after about 5 minutes: see http://youtu.be/ru1Y6PZUdGI

This morning I had it happen again: Driving easy (50MPH), nothing unusual, Nav Display and Dashboard go blank, wipers go on, radio dead - car still drives. Roughly 30 seconds later it seems to "reboot" and is okay again except for an "AWD Offline - Drive Moderately" dash. Car idles rough now: http://youtu.be/1m1_CdsrhcM

After I park and immediately restart, it's back to normal (and the noise in the first video is gone): http://youtu.be/SN2yA5sOKEg

Does anyone have any ideas? The dealer is lost._a_
 

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My guess would be a failing alternator
 
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