I have a 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. I got it last year and the odometer reading is about 65k now.
The main problem is: after driving for 30 minutes, when I completely stop, my gas pedal does not respond directly. I have to floor the gas pedal to start driving.
The more I do this process after the problem occurs, the more time the gas pedal will respond after I completely floor it. For example, after 5 mins of such the problem occurring, it takes 1 second for the gas pedal to work after flooring it. After 15 mins of the problem occurring, I need about 2 secs.
Here is the funny part.
When the problem occurs, if I stop and turn my engine off for a few seconds, the gas pedal works again before acting up again. If it’s cold outside, it works for another 15 minutes; if it’s hot, then it only works for another 10 mins. (just my estimation)
What do you guys think?
I didn’t find this problem before because usually I don’t drive for more than 30 mins. It only occurred twice, once in February and once yesterday.
Thanks for your help!
Note: the problem only occurs after a complete stop.