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Kamerus88 11-19-2018 06:06 PM

2006 Pathfinder Dashboard and acceleration shutdown while driving
Hey folks I have an 06 Pathfinder 2WD

Recently....and intermittently as I have been driving, the ability to accelerate starts to cut out, I can hit the gas as hard as possible and no acceleration happens. The engine continues to run, but no acceleration occurs. In addition to this the dashboard shuts off and displays the battery symbol, despite the fact that there is still power going to run the vehicle. When this happens I have to idle to the side of the road, and then typically I can turn the car off and start it up again and from there. Sometimes there is no issues, but sometimes it shuts down almost immediately. I'll attach a video of the occurrence to this post.

So far I've been to two shops, including the local Nissan dealer here and they cannot figure out the issue. They've run the car themselves, and because it happens intermittently they haven't been able to see it.

Any one have any similar experience or advice? Obviously this is very frustrating/dangerous when driving on a busy road!

Thanks for your help!

Kamerus88 11-19-2018 06:15 PM

Here is a video of the occurrence. Excuse my improper use of ignition... obviously it startsz I meant to say I get no acceleration as described above. YouTube stripped the quality but I think you can see the general idea.


smj999smj 11-22-2018 12:33 PM

If the engine shuts off and the battery light comes on, that's to be expected. It wouldn't be a charging system issue but something other...and if there are no stored trouble codes, I would suspect possibly the fuel pressure is low or a cam or crank sensor is failing. Check the fuel pressure and confirm within specs. Cam or crank sensors are a little harder to pinpoint without a trouble code, but you could do a component check and measure the resistance of the sensors and compare to factory service manual specs.
If the battery light comes on and the engine is still running, I would suspect a charging system issue, which could be a faulty regulator, bad battery or bad cable connection to the battery...or even an ECM, as it controls the charging system (which is why there is a voltage sensor built into the negative cable). You can get a cheap voltmeter that plugs into your cigarette lighter for around $10 that will allow you to monitor your voltage. Charging system voltage should run between 13.2 to 15.2 volts.

Kamerus88 11-24-2018 10:30 AM

Excellent. Thank you for the suggestions! It is much appreciated!

Andream7769 03-18-2020 10:42 AM

I have same model/year with offoad pkg and have identical problem!
Help please!

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