RE: My first 'Danger' warning sign.
I think I was probably the first to have the DANGER - ELECTRIC MOTOR FAILURE sign come up - as I was driving along. I had just gone up a steep hill and was cruising down the village main street when it happened. The motor was certainly still working. More alarmingly when I braked (dust cart blocking the road dead ahead so i coldn't cruise to a halt) the car actually accelerated sharply! Having got it stopped and having aged quite a few years the car was carried off to MK where, weeks later they wanted me to collect it as it was "ready" - i.e. they had not been able to reproduce the fault so expected me to carry on test driving it to see if I could survive another incident! That's when I rejected the car and demanded a replacement.