Originally Posted by WA_Snoq
Yes the brakes are being tapped when this occurs. However, I find it extremely odd that for the first 50k miles of my trucks life this never occurred once. Then one day it started doing it and it continues to do it more and more. Also, it's interesting that in all the times I’ve had my rig at the dealership regarding this they never once mentioned this feature. Seems like a feature that Nissan should allow you to enable/disable at your leisure versus it’s continued annoyance.
Yeah, that is odd. However, like I said, my 06 is very picky about when this feature works and when it doesn't so maybe your 08 is (or was) too. Also, maybe the dealership updated your ECU/TCM so that this feature is more "aggressive".
From what I have learned (and what others have experienced), dealerships aren't always the best place to get information on your truck sadly. Most of them have no idea what they are talking about.
I agree on having a disable button or something, since if I want engine braking I'll just shift to 3rd on my own. But now days, it seems like all car manufactures want is more "features" than the other with no way to disable them. Try manually shifting into 4th on a hill to disable it.