We have a 2009 Nissan Frontier
- 125,000+ miles
The following situation has happened twice now in a period of 7 days:
Wife was driving slowly down a hill and approaching a sharp turn to t he left and the engine just shut down and everything went dead. Instrument panel was still lighted; All warning lights could be seen lighted up; Radio was still working; But no engine turning over. Wife had to coast to a stop. After waiting 5 minutes or so, she tried starting the truck again, and after several struggling cranks over, it finally started right up, and she made it home. I checked the battery connections and thought it may be the positive connector, and cleaned the post; re-tightened the connector; and started the truck again. We did have a full tank of gas. All was well. We used the truck successfully for a week. Then
I was driving the truck home last night, came up a hill and just turned to the right and the engine just shut down again. This time I had the head lights on and the radio on. The instrument panel was all lighted up, the radio was still playing, and the head lights were still on bright. Again we had a full tank of gas.
I suspect this is not an electrical problem, but a fuel injector
problem. Is it true a vehicle equipped with fuel injection system will shut down the engine when the fuel flow is to low to be handled by the fuel system?
I don't know what else could account for this sporadic problem. I can't be electrical since all electrical systems still operated at the failure. It could be a sensor faulty detection and shutting down the engine to protect the vehicle?