Hello. I just developed a strange new symptom in my otherwise totally reliable 2003 Pathfinder LE, with 126K. I’m working out of town, in NYC, just drove into a parking garage, and as I started driving up the ramp, the car had zero power. I stepped on the gas, but the car would only drive at a slow crawl. I managed to get into the first vacant space, shut off the car and checked what I could check. Plenty of gas and oil, temperature was fine, no unusual smells (I was thinking at first it overheated.) I started the car again, stepped on the gas- it revved normally. I drove higher up into the parking garage, car seemed normal- and then again, no power, car moving at the slowest possible crawl. The only other strange symptom was that the air bag warning light was flashing. (Has never happened before.)
I pulled into a space, put the car into Park. The air bag light flashed a few more times, then turned solid (stopped flashing), then went out. I left the car in the garage.
Now I’m far from home, and I haven’t a clue what’s wrong. I have an extended power train warranty, but I don’t think it sounds like a transmission issue, and I don’t think it sounds like an engine issue, but I’m not a mechanic. If any one has a clue what it could be, please let me know.