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I have a 2016 Murano and this problem has been intermittently present since buying the car. Told the Nissan dealer about this, and after looking at me like I had three heads, they looked at the car, and have run "diagnostics" but cannot seem to figure out the problem. Here's a simple scenario: My driveway has a moderate incline at the top where it meets the town road. I go to turn out of the driveway, and while turning out, I hit the gas. About half of the time I get the desired result, i.e., I accelerate onto the road and am on my way. The other times my car starts the acceleration, and then - nothing. I push the gas down and I do not get any additional power, just the engine noise staying at one level. I have to completely let off the gas and slowly push down to get back to a normal drive.(I do not have a foot on the brake and gas at the same time when leaving the driveway, either). If I was heading straight ahead, it would not do this. It only occurs when I am simultaneously turning and accelerating quickly. It's not just on inclines, either, as it also happens when turning on a flat road surface. While it does not happen 100% of the time, it is bothersome and I would welcome any ideas/suggestions that people might have. Thank you in advance!
 

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Is there a chance you're pressing the accelerator enough to start to spin the wheels due to sand or something similar? If so, it may be the traction control kicking in, maybe wait a second or so longer before mashing the pedal...
 

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Mashing the accelerator from a stop into a hard turn may also be the cause of the traction control kicking in, anything that causes wheel spin...
 

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I have a 2016 Murano and this problem has been intermittently present since buying the car. Told the Nissan dealer about this, and after looking at me like I had three heads, they looked at the car, and have run "diagnostics" but cannot seem to figure out the problem. Here's a simple scenario: My driveway has a moderate incline at the top where it meets the town road. I go to turn out of the driveway, and while turning out, I hit the gas. About half of the time I get the desired result, i.e., I accelerate onto the road and am on my way. The other times my car starts the acceleration, and then - nothing. I push the gas down and I do not get any additional power, just the engine noise staying at one level. I have to completely let off the gas and slowly push down to get back to a normal drive.(I do not have a foot on the brake and gas at the same time when leaving the driveway, either). If I was heading straight ahead, it would not do this. It only occurs when I am simultaneously turning and accelerating quickly. It's not just on inclines, either, as it also happens when turning on a flat road surface. While it does not happen 100% of the time, it is bothersome and I would welcome any ideas/suggestions that people might have. Thank you in advance!
I had the same exact same issue. Solution? Go to a wider tire. The OEM sized tires are too narrow for the traction that the Murano can put to a tire during a sharp turn accelerating from a stop.

Once the inside tire starts to spin, the Murano detects it and automatically cuts power to the engine. You would think that with the traction control system that they utilize that's supposed to allow other tires to grab by applying the brake on the spinning tire, this wouldn't be an issue.

Cutting the engine has left me feeling stranded in the middle of the road while trying to get across a very busy road on a hill.

Have a good day.
 
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Is there a chance you're pressing the accelerator enough to start to spin the wheels due to sand or something similar? If so, it may be the traction control kicking in, maybe wait a second or so longer before mashing the pedal...
Thanks for your response.....because of the pitch from my driveway, I usually slowly hit the gas to get me out of my driveway and onto the road, it's usually after this when I have the problem. There are no sands or other issues like that.
 

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I had the same exact same issue. Solution? Go to a wider tire. The OEM sized tires are too narrow for the traction that the Murano can put to a tire during a sharp turn accelerating from a stop.

Once the inside tire starts to spin, the Murano detects it and automatically cuts power to the engine. You would think that with the traction control system that they utilize that's supposed to allow other tires to grab by applying the brake on the spinning tire, this wouldn't be an issue.

Cutting the engine has left me feeling stranded in the middle of the road while trying to get across a very busy road on a hill.

Have a good day.
Thanks for responding.......I think the tire would have been my last guess! And you are correct - it is a helpless feeling when you have no power and traffic behind you is moving towards you at a good clip.
 

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Thanks for responding.......I think the tire would have been my last guess! And you are correct - it is a helpless feeling when you have no power and traffic behind you is moving towards you at a good clip.
I had the same exact same issue. Solution? Go to a wider tire. The OEM sized tires are too narrow for the traction that the Murano can put to a tire during a sharp turn accelerating from a stop.

Once the inside tire starts to spin, the Murano detects it and automatically cuts power to the engine. You would think that with the traction control system that they utilize that's supposed to allow other tires to grab by applying the brake on the spinning tire, this wouldn't be an issue.

Cutting the engine has left me feeling stranded in the middle of the road while trying to get across a very busy road on a hill.

Have a good day.
That is very interesting. Just got a 2020 Murano and was doing a sharp U-Turn with quick acceleration when the power just died like the OP described. Cars were coming fast and I was mashing the gas pedal. Let off and started to accelerate again and all was fine. Your diagnosis answers my concern. Thanks.
 

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My 18 acts the same. It's very frustrating and dangerous that the traction control system does not work properly to allow safe acceleration.
 
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