I was driving out of a parking lot in a 2012 Camaro and the car died and lost all power and the steering wheel locked up and I almost crashed into another car. Tried to jump, nothing. The next day the car started up without any problems. I went to Autozone and tested the battery and alternator, both fine.
Because of my safety with the steering locking, I took the car to the dealership, they eventually came back and blamed the issue on my aftermarket amp. I have a very small amp (250w) that connects directly to the battery in the trunk. The power cables actually connect to a separate terminal on the battery than what the main car cable attachs to (on the battery). I checked all of these connections before I even went to the dealer and they were all taught and haven't been touched or caused any problems in 2 years since being installed. I tried to post a link of a picture of my battery but it would not let me, but I think many of you are familiar with batteries that have a separate terminal connection where auxiliary cables can be attached if needed.
The dealer claims because the amp is connected to the battery, the main cable from the car to the battery can't have a solid connection and causes the random power failures. I don't see how this is possible, but maybe there is something I am missing? Do you guys think there is any way for a battery cable from an amp to cause a car to die in the middle of operation?
Thanks for any help. At this point the dealer is trying to charge me for their "fix" and quite frankly I don't think anything is fixed at all and am still scared to drive the car. Maybe I am just missing something however.