Friday morning, I called the dealership and they told me to bring it in straight away. So, I drove directly to the dealership and they said they would call me after lunch and let me know what the deal is.
Turns out, a nice little family of mice decided my car would make a lovely place for a nest. And since they were in there, what the heck, let's chew on some of these lovely wires and the engine harness! *yea* hm. not. So, they ended up having to repair 7 wires, replace 3 pigtails and replace a spark plug. blah. $740 later.... The mechanic said it usually happens if a car is in storage for an extended period of time... WTF? I drive it multiple times a day... I can't even think of the last time that I didn't drive it for a whole day. So I'm not sure how they had time to build a nest and take up permanent residence... I hope they enjoyed their stay and their meals. If they needed a ride to IBM, they could have just asked.