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June 5, 2020


Every week, we review new fixes submitted by our Direct-Hit users and pick our favorite “Fix of The Week.” These are confirmed, experience-based fixes directly from technicians and shops. You can find this and over 3.5 million other confirmed fixes in Direct-Hit with a 14-day free trial. This week, our favorite fix is for a 2014 Nissan Versa whose engine would lose power or go into limp mode anytime the turn signals were operated.

The Vehicle:

2014 Nissan Versa

The Problem:

The engine would lose power or go into limp mode anytime the left or right turn signals were operated.

Other Applicable Vehicles:

No DTCs or additional vehicles

The Diagnosis:

Checked all the exterior light operations and found improper turn signal operation on the front of the vehicle. Based on their behavior, it appeared the wrong style of bulbs were installed. After removing the bulbs, double filament bulbs were found to be installed in the front turn signal sockets where there should be single filament bulbs. It is suspected that the double filament bulbs falsely triggered the computer into thinking that the brake pedal

The Solution:

Installed the proper single filament bulbs in the front turn signals and tested the operation. The vehicle and turn signals operated properly without loss of power or limp mode.


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