I was driving home, when all of a sudden the service engine and vdc lights came on. I immediately loss power as if the trans had went bad. I put the car in neutral to restart the car but it was still running. I pulled over,turned off and restarted the car and was able to drive home at about 10 mph with my foot pressing hard on the gas pedal. This is the first time this has happened. Thank heaven I was not on the highway with the kids. Doing my research as the car has sat in front of the house. I'm scared straight for now. Does anybody have any idea what happened and the remedy.
service engine light, vdc off, and loss of power. on 2004 Nissan Maxima
by tee821 in Philadelphia, PA on February 24, 2011
ANSWER by overbys on February 25, 2011
your engine management system has seen a fault and now you are in "limp home" mode. you should find a good local Japanese specialty shop that has the software to diagnose this problem. have the car towed; do not chance damaging your car.
ANSWER by ambler on February 25, 2011
The VDC vehicle dynamics control will come on with an engine fault this is common in many vehicles.We have the Consult II Nissan factory tool give us a call and we can check it for you.This may be a throttle fault causing your problem.