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post #1 of 2 Old 10-22-2018, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-22-2018, 09:14 PM
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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.
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