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First post, so go easy on me. We own a 2008 Nissan Versa and it has been a great car. It now has 110K miles on it. In the last two weeks, my wife has called me twice from work, with the kids in her car, frantic. The power steering will go out as well as the brakes, and the engine begins to stall. Of course, the dash panel is lit up like a Christmas tree. Turn it off, let it set for a minute, and everything is fine. This first happened 2 weeks ago, at a 7-11 gas station right next to our housing area. She pulls in, gets gas, drives off maybe a quarter of mile, then bam. This happened again last night, same gas station, almost identical distance.
The first time, I suspected the serpentine belt. So I replaced it. Thought all was well. Then it happened again yesterday, same gas station, same distance. This is the only gas station she uses. No other gas was purchased between the two incidents.
Again, using the KISS principle, serpentine belt first (1st incident), and since the 2nd incident, I am suspecting bad gas or gas pump. I put some HEET in the gas last night, topped it off with premium and opened it up on the highway. as expected, performed flawlessly. No CEL, nothing.
So, would I be foolish to replace the fuel pump / relay? Or should I wait it out and see if this happens again? So far, we have been lucky. Very, very close to home. But I worry about her and the kids getting stuck on the interstate. Would prefer to not take it to a mechanic, as this is a random issue.
Thank you and Semper Fi!
Thanks for the tips. Time will tell, as all is well for now, but it was last time as well. If it happens again, then i know it isn't bad gas, and will probably replace the fuel pump. Will post more when I have determined what the issue is. Just need 3 more years out of this car....