Car Shut Off @ 80mph - Nissan Versa Forums
General Technical & Electrical Anything not in a specific group, discuss here

User Tag List

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By SlickVersa
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 10-22-2018, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Car Shut Off @ 80mph

Good Afternoon. Brand new here to the forum. Hopefully someone can help me. I have an 09/1.8/6spd versa. Friday night I noticed my car wouldn't start. I tried a couple more times. Finally after waiting a short while I gave it another shot and it started. Later that night I was cruising down I-10 at about 80-85 and my car shut off completely. The engine shut off, all of my lights(including head lights) turned off, my power steering locked up and into a concrete barrier I went. Somehow I escaped with very minimal damage. I also noticed after while continuing to my destination that the parking brake light would come on very lightly. Every time it did this I pulled over and turned the car off. Once gain, it wouldn't start up the 1st time. I had to wait a few moments and then it would turn on. Since Friday night I have not experienced any of these issues again. Any thoughts on what it might be? My buddy thought maybe the ECM relay? Any help is appreciated!
leftme4dead is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 10-22-2018, 09:14 PM
Level IV Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
As far as I know, power steering does not lock up, it just loses steering power, which is most notable at the very low speed (like when parking). At highway speed you do not need power steering. From your description it looks like the ignition switch (where you insert the key to start the car) is the culprit.
pimperell likes this.

Last edited by SlickVersa; 10-22-2018 at 09:22 PM.
SlickVersa is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome