Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Java Java Objects Harnessing the Power of Objects Changing State

Jack Cronin
Jack Cronin
623 Points

creating method name charge

someone help me with this, it says that my task 1 doesnt work when I check task two

class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String color;
  private int barCount;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    this.color = color;
    barCount = 0;

  public void charge(){
    barcount = MAX_BARS
  public String getColor() {
    return color;

1 Answer

28,520 Points

If there are any errors in your code that causes the challenge checker to be unable to run your code you will always get an error that task 1 no longer passes, even if the code causing an error was not introduced in task 1. It is a confusing error message but it is just how the challenge checker works.

The problem with your code is that you have misspelled the name of the barCount variable as barcount, and you forgot to include a ; (semicolon) at the end of the code you added to the drive method.

If you fix those two errors your code will pass.