This year is not starting well. How can something so small cause so much trouble? It was a blue one, to be precise. For want of one of these:
The car cannot be unlocked. Well, not without that old fashioned thing called a key. (Whatever was wrong with them?) And then only the driver’s door. The passenger therefore, and there can only be one, has to climb in across the driver’s seat and up over the centre console. Then back out the same way.
The indicator will only wink once. Rather than its customary three times.
The radio turns itself off at will.
And, worst of all, the petrol filler cap will not open. There appears to be no provision for an emergency way in. Not according to the manual anyway. Did we have enough fuel to drive to the dealer and purchase a new fuse? Just. But it was touch and go.