Q: After driving home from work the car died on the driveway.

asked by on

After driving home from work the car died on the driveway. It started back up and idled, but died putting into gear. Tried several times. After roughly 30 minutes I was able to put the car in the garage. Is it safe to drive?

My car has 54000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. There are several conditions which may be causing this condition, and all of them can likely come back with additional driving. Perhaps an electrical component is getting too hot and failing: crankshaft/camshaft position sensor or ignition module, or possibly the fuel pump is worn and failing - although with your low mileage, that should not be an issue. There is a Nissan Technical Service Bulletin (361538) relating to extended cranking (without starting) for your model. Reprogramming of the engines computer is the solution. I would contact your Nissan dealer first to see if this TSB applies to your vehicle, and if so, have the fix applied before further diagnosis or repair is pursued.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. After driving home from work the car died on the driveway.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: How do you check the engine oil?

Checking the level of oil in the engine is a critical part of general maintenance and something that you should do regularly (with every fill-up, ideally). Here’s how to do it the right way: Park so the car is...

Q: Brake system lights on

Hello - given your attempts at replacing the common ABS/TCS failure components (wheel speed sensors), most likely the diagnosis of a failed ABS controller module is correct. Given the expense of replacing the controller, or of having yours rebuilt -...

Q: Automatic door not opening - 2013 Infiniti FX37

Hello. If your rear power liftgate is no longer functioning, the first thing I would do is check to make sure that the liftgate power button is activated. The button is located on the instrument panel, and displays a picture...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.