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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:59 pm

norwaycalling wrote:Hello!

Ihave searched the web and finally found somebody with the same problem as my Leaf has. My car stoppes when I am driving, ti doesnt mather if I drive fast or slow, in hot, or rain. It just happen. Now It has gone three days since the last time, but to night it happened two times ina row. And because it is an US-11 imported car ( i am in Norway), my NISSAN SERVICE-station dont know how they can solve it.

Here I have taken a picture of what happens when it stoppes. The radio, the light etc is still working:" onclick=";return false;

Best Regard Sissel from Norway
My guess is you have an intermittent short somewhere on one of the can bus lines, probably on the EV bus. I would get Leaf Spy Pro and a ELM 327 and read the DTC's. You should have quite a few pertaining to "failed CAN communication." The modules which have the codes will be a clue on which bus to look.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone e

Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:24 pm

Most intermittent problems that are not common among the type are caused by wiring. Look for spots subject to vibration snd moisture first. Not a car expert, but ive been fixing electronic/electric issues on airliners for 25 years. That's certainly true for them. One of the hardest thing to fix. Frustrating. Good luck to you.
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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone else?

Wed May 23, 2018 9:35 pm

Got this issue today. Was driving at < 5 mph on the left lane due to traffic. Suddenly the car just stopped (power shut down) :roll: . Managed to pull over (steering was tight). It started again without any problem. Definitely troubled by this!

Did the OP solve the issue? Just curious. Definitely planning to report to Nissan.

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Re: My 2011 Leaf has shut off while driving twice! Anyone else?

Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:49 pm

I’m not sure if this post is active anymore, but in the event it is I interested in finding out if there was ever a specific determination of what the underlying problem was and if it got fixed. I have a 2018 Leaf and just had a similar problem. My wife was driving on the freeway and the car suddenly powered off. She was able to restart it after several attempts. We took it to the dealer who has thus far said they can’t find a problem on the diagnostic tests and have not been able to recreate the problem in test drives.

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