Loss of power with 3 lights on (Slip, VDC Off, Service Engine Soon)
2004 Murano SE, 65K miles, still under extended warranty
I was driving on local road about 40miles/hour in a hot afternoon. Suddenly noticed lost of power, and car slowed to about 20 miles/hour. Pressing on the gas could still move the car at 20 to 30 miles/hour, but definitely feel the force from the engine is only 30% or so of normal power.
At this point, noticed 3 lights on the dash board: Slip, VDC Off and Service Engine Soon.
I kept the car going at this slow speed for about 0.5 mile into a parking lot. Turned off engine and after 3 min. turned back on. Everyything seems to be fine now. The Slip light and the VDC Off light are off as well. Only Service Engine Soon light is on. Drove home with no other issue at all.
I am to try to call the dealer to schedule an appointment. Any insight on what might have happened and how serious this could be?
One optimistic scenario could be somehow a slip happened (hot road, hot tire, who knows what), triggered Slip light which forces VDC Off as well. Then the Service Engine Soon light is on (this is supposed to be the light that will go on anything goes wrong?).
A bad scenario could be CVT is starting to fail? My extended warranty will expire 6K miles later. So in this scenario I really appreicate any thought to get down to the bottom and fix it for good now. Next time this recurrs I will be out of warranty...