Thanks for the quick response caradiodoc. I didn't see any staining anywhere, the engine is still fairly pristine. I'm not sure I properly identified the valve vent, however. I also had the AC off when I started the car (if that would make any difference).
I did just discover that the battery is dead again (I just jumped it and let it charge for a while earlier today). Not even the fob works to lock the doors. Totally drained. We had a similar problem 11 months ago when the battery would not hold a charge. The dealer blamed the battery and gave us a new one. Worked fine for 10 months, until now.
Sounds more like an electrical problem now that we are having charging problems again in such a young car. Almost like there is a short draining the battery. That loud venting noise is new this time, though.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 AT 12:13 AM