Strange electical issue?
New to the forum as we've not had any issues with the truck with the exception of the primary two (shuddering brakes and slipping diff). I've had lots of luck on an Audi forum and hoped the Titan community is equally friendly.
My wife was driving her '04 Titan home from work last week and experienced the car violently "buck". She said she was pinned by her seat belt and the dash lights went off and came back on immediately. She made it home without any other issues and asked me to check it out. I didn't find anything wrong and even drove it around the entire day without recurrence.
We returned this evening from a weekend trip in our other car and I drove the Titan home from my wife's office parking lot. I was driving on a highway at ~60 mph and the truck violently bucked (I thought I left the transmission on the road), for a split second the engine cut out (but was running immediately after), and everything on the dash lit up. In addition to the violent buck, the engine revved freely when I attempted to press the gas the first few seconds after the initial jolt (exacerbating my thoughts the transmission decided it didn't want to be attached to the truck anymore). Then suddenly the transmission engaged, but it was revving at a higher than normal RPM (between 2K and 2.5K) for the speed. I pulled off the highway at the next exit and it seemed to be fine once I got to the off ramp. Then, I turned right onto the road I exited and it was like I all of a sudden had a CVT - it held around 3K RPMs (wouldn't change gears - almost like slipping the clutch on a manual), but accelerated like a 4-banger. I tried to change the shifter from "D" to "4" to "3" and all the way to "1" - no change. I got to the next traffic light, came to a stop, threw it in park, turned it off, and turned it back on. Everything was back to normal. Drove the rest of the drive (about 20 minutes) and nothing else happened.
Sorry for the long story, but wondered if anyone experienced anything similar. I looked at the IPDM threads and it looked like most of the issues were stalling/not starting. This just felt different.