Car Cut off

Asked by Jun 28, 2017 at 04:14 AM about the 1999 INFINITI G20 FWD

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


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


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


Looking for a Used G20 in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:


INFINITI G20 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
247 Great Deals out of 4,439 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
144 Great Deals out of 3,530 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford Mustang
1,012 listings starting at $3,900
Used BMW 3 Series
137 Great Deals out of 2,125 listings starting at $3,395
Used Toyota Avalon
6 Great Deals out of 124 listings starting at $3,288
Used Chevrolet Impala
156 Great Deals out of 1,099 listings starting at $2,488
Used Toyota Camry
39 Great Deals out of 1,917 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
58 Great Deals out of 1,219 listings starting at $1,350
Used Volkswagen GTI
15 Great Deals out of 246 listings starting at $4,450
Used Acura Integra
3 listings
2 listings

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.