Car Cut off

Asked by Jun 28, 2017 at 04:14 AM about the 1999 INFINITI G20 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1999 Infiniti g20 cut off on me at a red light & smoke
was coming from under the hood. Car was driving normal
& besides it cutting off and smoking for a short period of
time, it gave no other warning signal. The car also started
back with no problem & was moved out of the street.
What could this be???

4 Answers

When did you get it?

I've had it for a couple years

26,525

look it over under the hood and under the car...maybe a radiator catch can/holder??check fluids...rad water full?

25,805

If it was steam you may have just overheated. If however it was smoke it could be more serious. Have the trouble codes scanned, depending on what shut the engine off, a trouble code may have been set. (Most auto parts stores will do a free code scan for you). An engine that cut off and smoked may also have trouble "breathing," so check some maintenance issues: PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) and EGR (exhaust gas recirculation), air filter, plugged catalytic converter, check all fluids too while you're at it.

Your Answer

G20

Looking for a Used G20 in your area?

CarGurus has 3 nationwide G20 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

INFINITI G20 Experts

  • #1
    yulaev
    Reputation
    130
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    110
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
151 Great Deals out of 1,912 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Civic
317 Great Deals out of 4,131 listings starting at $1,494
Used Toyota Celica
13 listings starting at $3,991
Used Mitsubishi Galant
7 listings starting at $3,000
Used Nissan Maxima
31 Great Deals out of 325 listings starting at $3,976
Used BMW M3
90 listings starting at $13,994
Used Acura TL
24 Great Deals out of 267 listings starting at $2,700
Used Nissan Altima
69 Great Deals out of 1,280 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 1,590 listings starting at $1,700
Used Audi A4
42 Great Deals out of 703 listings starting at $1,895

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.