My mother has a 2009 Nissan Rogue. AWD, 4 cylinder. This vehicle is no speed demon, but it has it's difficulties at times. Anyway, we were going to Santa Fe, and bumping into 40-50 mph winds. I had the cruise control set at 78 mph. All of a sudden, the cruise control disengaged. The idiot lights said the cruise control was still on, but the vehicle clearly was loosing speed. In addition to climbing a hill, going into the 40-50 mph winds, the vehicle was clearly straining itself to keep up.
So i thought i would over ride the cruise control, by mashing my foot to the floor. No dice. The vehicle was loosing speed. I was down to 65. So then i turned off the cruise control, and again, mashed my foot to the floor. 65 was it. This vehicle was not going any faster, no matter what i did. At no point did the check engine light come on, nor did the vehicle run poorly. It just would not go past 65.
On our way back home, minus the 40-50 mph winds, i did 80 mph no problem. So what is up? Think i was bumping off the rev limiter? Speed limiter? Does any one know what the parameters are for said limiter to engage?