Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario
This may not apply to your vehicles but worth consideration. About 6 months ago I had a stalling issue with my 2005 SE 2.5 (petrol) 5 speed X-trail with 125,000 KM. The issue started to occur at around 114,000 KM. I would be driving in any gear and the engine would just cut out. The check engine light would flash once (very quickly), but not stay on.
I had it towed to the dealer as the car was not driveable. The engine would start, but the minute you touched the throttle pedal it would stall. The dealer over the course of 5 weeks, replaced the cam shaft angle sensors, crank position sensor, throttle butterfly, ECM (including re-flash), catalytic convertor and inspected the wiring harness. Needless to say it was covered by my warranty. The shop foreman drove the vehicle for a week and the issue was assumed to have been corrected. Upon returning the car to me it happened again within 10 KM.
Conclusion, after having the car again towed to the dealer they inspected the entire wiring harness again as the Nissan tech line thought it might be a loose wiring connection or bad ground. Bingo, they found a corroded wiring connector behind the battery, which was intermittnetly lossing a conection causing the engine to stall.
Worth having a look. The corrosion (oxidation) was in the plastic connector, which is hard to see but obvious once found. The dealer covered almost $7K CAD worth of repairs for a $1 part.