Question about 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
When you accelerate the vehicle it seems not to move as fast as you want and all of a sudden it takes off so fast. Also the vehicle revs itself intermittently.
If the vehicle is on a slippery surface, then you are basically describing normal traction control system operation. This system will halt spark to the plugs so that the engine can no longer power the wheels and cause them to slip. Engine performance will pick up again once the wheels find traction.
Is this what you are describing? Not all vehicle traction control systems can be shut off 100%, even when the switch is set to off.
Does this issue occur on all road surfaces and conditions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the smae problem with mine last week, it turned out to be the IPDM Independent power distribution moduel, looks like a big fuse box. I would take it to a side mechanic and have them fix it instead of going to the dealer it took like 45 mins to take the old one out and put the new one in. If you go to the dealer they are sure to charge something crazy. Hope that works for you.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
Sounds like the car is stuck in fail safe mode, most likely a problem with your eltronic throttle body or possibly airflow meter.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
Testimonial: "ive already changed the throttle body and also the abs pump yesterday and its still the same! do you think its the airflow meter then?"
The issue is your Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) and more than likely also the Intake Air Temperature Sensor (IAT) which is part of the MAF housing. Both are probably malfunctioning. This can be due to an overused/very dirty air filter, or even an aftermarket air filter (that uses oil on the filter element), or diriving in very dusty/dirty areas.
1) Get MAF cleaner of Electrical connection cleaner in a spray can from your local auto parts store. Locate the MAF, which is on the intake tube, drivers side, just after the air filter. It is held down by 2 hex screws. remove it (try not to touch the metal with your hands, and DO NOT touch the little sensors that look like wire resistors you will see inside, if you touch them, it will no longer work!), spray it VERY WELL with the cleaner (use the whole can if you feel the need) let dry in ambient air for at least 10 minutes, re-install and like magic, your car will start & run, probably better than before you had the issue. The CATCH IS, this can end up being a short term fix, may happen again after 10 miles, or 20,000 miles, but it will more than likely happen again.
2) Replace the MAF with a new unit, or have your vehicle serviced under warranty, and have the dealership replace this part.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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