I have a 2006 Nissan Murano with 122,000 miles on it. It’s been a good car, but recently it has had a few episodes of losing power. Here’s an example:
I had been driving the car here and there all day, and in the afternoon I swung by my mom’s house to pick her up. When she got in the car (I had just been idling while waiting), I went to make a U-turn and the car outright died. I started it right back up and was able to drive to the end of the block before it lost power. It didn’t die this time – the engine was still on – but all my electrical components went out – radio, dashboard lights, AC – and I couldn’t get it to go more than 20 mph. That was flooring it. It wasn’t giving me a high-pitched whine, just a low hum like it was trying really hard to go but couldn’t. I turned it around and barely made it back up the hill to my mom’s to park it. It just had no get-up-and-go. An hour or so later my dad came home and checked it out and of course it was fine. Started right up, drove fine.
This has happened twice since, both times I was driving on the freeway when I felt the loss of get-up-and-go and saw the electrical components go out. These times it only lasted maybe 10 seconds, after which it just came back to life in the middle of driving and drove fine the rest of the day.
It makes me think there must be some sort of loose connection somewhere? I’m frustrated by the issue because it’s not repeatable. So when I took it to my mechanic, they said they couldn’t find anything wrong. They hooked it up to a code reader and nothing came up, and they drove it around and around and it was fine. The idea that it could maybe strand me on the side of the road (I drive my kids around all day) scares me, so I’ve swapped cars with my husband for the time being. But I want my Murano back! Any ideas what could be wrong??
Thanks in advance for your help!