6 hours into a 9 hour road trip, all lights on dash flash on, I lost power steering and coasted to a stop on the shoulder of the highway. Turned off car and it would not restart. The cat convert had been diagnosed as needing replacement 10k miles earlier, but I was not due for an emission inspection for 8 months so I was going to wait on that expensive repair. The nissan tech has told me it was really low on oil, however I had the oil changed 5 days and 1200 miles prior at a j lube. Could they have done something wrong? The nissan tech also had told me there is fuel in the oil. Nissan is trying to sell me a new motor now. Is this accurate? Would a bad motor led to the complete breakdown I experienced? I had also just refueled. Could I have gotten some bad fuel? Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 6:54 AM