The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. Nissan promotes how safe, reliable and economical their cars are, but the anti-theft system can disable the vehicle leaving driver stranded with only one option, which is, to be towed to a dealer because of ant-theft system glitches. I believe I can fix the part or at least disable it. If the light comes on while the engine is stopped, it may not be possible to free the steering lock or to start the engine. Rather than trying to individually wrap each wire, I pressed the harness side wire back against the group and taped it down. If you dont hear it, re-try. That could have been deadly.
After much research I found that the steering colum lock was the culprit. If you or anyone you know has had this same issue on the same model please comment below so that we can get in touch with you. Source: There are literally hundreds of these. Came out after work and it wouldn't start. I have not contacted Nissan yet, but that does not look promising. I just got off the phone with my dealer.
Nissan should honor their word and fix the issue at no cost since it's a manufacture malfunctioning issue in which the customer has no control over. We bought our car from a dealership in 2014 and we not made aware of this issue or any potential warranty extension. Would love to get this thread stickied if possible. Got out of the car to get early bird paperwork and car would not restart when I returned to it. Had it towed to the Nissan dealer and they diagnosed it as the steering wheel mechanism and the part was on a 7-10 day back order. Also don't think I should be charged for something that was originally repaired and to happen again a few years later. Plug the connector back into the steering lock mechanism.
You just need to call consumer affairs first and make a case phone number is 1800 nissan1. I will update with details such as part number and the explanation provided by Nissan for the failure. I went to the mall the day before thanksgiving and everything was fine. Without starting the car continue to push the starter-button twice to turn off. This should be a recall at the least.
I hope this blog will serve as a central gathering point for this information. I opted for cutting the wire. I took the gear off and figured out the centre shaft holding the gear in place was not allowing the gear to turn fully. Your repair definitely occurred while that warranty was in effect. Luckily my daughter's allergic reaction was tended to at the hospital in time because I took a car service and I don't live in a rural area, but I don't want to think about what could happen to other people or even to myself if I were to be in a remote location or in a perilous situation and not able to turn on my car and use it. My car is still not starting after 4 days of not being able to turn it on. I'll be happy to lead.
My understanding is that even though they know this is a defect in the car, they have no intention of doing more that the previously mention warranty extension. Snip the brown wire in half. Although I am glad they helped , feel like I should not have had to pay for repair. It appears that many people have had this same problem. This is not the first issue I have had with Nissan, won't buy another.
Information and how-to is to the best of my knowledge. Should I call Nissan and complain? When I googled the probably this web site came up and I was looking at all the complaints. The service advisor advised that the steering lock mechanism would have to be replaced. It is sometimes referred to as. Extremely dangerous as vehicle may be used on hiway or in less than optimal driving conditions.
Known Defective part, and car has less the 60k miles on it. Upon inspection, found steering wheel lock malfunctioned. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. If enough people share this level of detail they may open an investigation on this issue and demand a recall. I free'd it up and repositioned everything back to normal but, for some reason it kept getting seized. If a recall is performed all users who paid for the repair will be refunded.
It was parked and when I tried turning it on, it did not read the key, the ignition did not even notice there was a key, the steering was locked. You just have to buckle up and pay it. The approximate failure mileage was 72,640. I will never buy or lease another Nissan Again. Some info for you dudes. Seems to me they should replace this for free. Source: Complaint 3: Our Altima has failed to recognize our intelligent keys and will not start.