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Truck Dies While Driving
Hey Everyone...I've been reading a lot of threads on here and finally decided to register and post. My name is Matt from Oklahoma City. I bought my first Titan...a 2004 Crew Cab in November 2005. I absolutely love the truck and have had ZERO problems since then. However, I've had an issue in the last week or so that has me and the dealership stumped. I've read a few other threads with people that have had similar issues, but I never saw any consistent answer as to what may be the problem. Here's the rundown...
Sunday, March 2nd...I had just left home and had been driving for about a mile and a half. It was in the 30's outside so it was pretty cold. After leaving from a stoplight, the truck started to hesitate and I saw that the service engine light started flashing (yes, flashing), then the battery light started flashing, then the oil light starting flashing,...not all at the same time but one after the other...then the engine temperature just bottomed out to cold. At that time the truck completely died. I was going about 25-30 mph at the time. I still had brakes thankfully, but the steering was gone. I got the truck to pull off the road and I turned the key off. I waited a few minutes and then tried to start it again. It started right up and I was able to drive it home with no problems. However, the vehicle immobilizer light came on and stayed on the entire way home. When I got home I turned the truck off and started it right back up and the light went off.
The next day I drove to work and back...no problems.
On Tuesday morning I went to the Nissan dealership and they looked over it for 2 hours and said they could find nothing wrong. I drove to work fine and stopped at the store on the way home. Upon leaving the store, I pulled out of the parking lot and pulled right up to a stop light. The service engine light started flashing, the battery light started flashing, the oil light started flashing, and then the truck died. This time it didn't start right back up. It turned over, but seemed really, really sluggish in doing so. I threw it into park and tried numerous times and finally got it to start up, but it kept cutting in and out. I revved it in park until the light turned green and took off and made it home.
That night I got it to start and drove it down to the Nissan dealership again. They've had it since Tuesday night...so 6 days total. They've driven it over 125 miles and have done numerous tests and can find nothing. They thought it may have been a fuel pump, but have since ruled that out. They thought it may be the electronic control module as well, but don't want to replace it without proof that that is the problem. They've never been able to get it to die again (figures). They've been really patient and nice about the whole situation, but I'm beginning to lose my patience. I realize that not getting a code to show up means that they may only be guessing as to what's wrong, but hey...Nissan made the truck. If they can't make it to where their dealers can find out what's wrong with it, then they need to change the way they make it. I only have 9,000 miles left on my warranty and I'll be darned if I'm gonna take that truck back without them fixing the problem. I have a wife and 3 little girls and I'm not gonna have my truck die and lose steering driving down the highway at 75 mph. The guys at the dealership said they completely understand and have been apologetic that they can't find anything.
My question is...has anyone had a similar problem where they might be able to shed some light on the subject? And if Nissan can't fix the problem, what do I do? Will they replace a truck that's still under warranty if they can't figure out what the problem is? I don't want another truck truthfully. Mine has been great...I just need it fixed. I've been driving a freakin' Ford minivan for 6 days, so this has been horribly painful to say the least!
Info on my truck...it has 81,000 miles on it. I just had the oil changed a couple weeks ago. I had the rear differential changed recently, along with the air filter. Hmm...not much else to say. Thanks for any help that any of you can be!!!
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2004 Nissan Titan Crew Cab - Off Road Package/Towing Package