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All dashboard lights turned on while driving. lost power, but then turned back in 5 seconds later. This went on for 10 minutes

My car has 133000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there. It sounds like there is a prob...

Hello there. It sounds like there is a problem with intermittent loss of power with your vehicle. A few different faults can cause this particular problem. The most likely would be a intermittent electrical connection, a battery that is failing, or a failing ECU. Given that the vehicle dies in this manner, the vehicle should not be driven until the problem is resolved. The car turning off while driving can become a serious safety concern. A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your stalling issue and perform any repairs required.

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