They didn't tie that up at all! There was a really cool set up about the animal thing rolling under the seat. Then the thing blocks the brake pedal, then Mahandra goes off road... but why? It didn't do anything for the story, other than having her go off road. It made no sense to have her go to tell Eric about Jaye, then to have Jaye end up going there herself.
It would be enjoyable if I could just get past the fact that it added nothing to the story.