Car wouldn't start, key symbol on dash flashing. Shtml Complaint Number: 10783783 Incident Date: October 19, 2015 Date Added to File: October 20, 2015 Description of the Complaint: Drove car to blaney elementary school in elgin sc. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. I was parked out near a lake and had to call my friends to pick me up and have my car towed. I going to take it to my mechanic to see if he can confirm if that is the problem and if it is and the recall warranty does not cover it or the Leasing company does not cover it the can take this car a shove it. Complaint Number: 10808921 Incident Date: November 27, 2015 Date Added to File: December 7, 2015 Description of the Complaint: Electric steering wheel lock ecsl , is well-known defect that is known across all 2009 nissan altima, maxima, and early 2010 350z. I called nissan customer care.
I Had Never Seen It Before. I am conducting training at fort sill, ok and my wife is in north carolina where I actually work. And nissan is clearly not helping they're customers with this safety issue. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Issue. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. I believe this is a serious safety flaw in their vehicle security system.
Back story: Yesterday morning I got up early to start her car and defrost the windows. Had vehicle towed to nissan dealership. Apparently after research it is noted nissan is aware of the electronic steering lock problem. It was in excellent condition when I purchased it only 35K miles and has remained in fairly decent condition since. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Dealer For Diagnosis And The Contact Was Informed That The Steering Lock Assembly Would Need To Be Replaced. No Key Light Was Flashing On Dash But Key Fob Was In Car.
Dec 11, 2012 My Wife Went Out To Go To Lunch And The Car Would Not Start. Had To Have The Vehicle Towed Home. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The Approximate Failure And Current Mileage Was 101,000. Vehicle was purchased on 20090701. The Failure Was Located At The Steering Lock System And The Contact Was Advised That The Key-less Computer Needed To Be Reprogrammed.
Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Stopped at nissan dealer to check the starting system and everything checked out normal. Anyone can submit so have all members of your family at risk due to this issue submit. If the car were to no longer recognize my key fob again, but we are no longer in the safety of our home, we would be open to the elements. It's not a matter of if the part will fail but when the part will fail. Complaint Number: 10661341 Incident Date: November 30, 2014 Date Added to File: November 30, 2014 Description of the Complaint: When trying to start my son's 2009 nissan altima 3.
But I have been online and seen many people with this same problem from their 2009 Nissan Altima. I May Very Well Lose My Job If I Have To Take Off Work Anymore, Because I Do Not Have Another Means Of Transportation… Pathetic. I google my issue on you tube and found several videos with people having this same issue. I will never buy or lease another Nissan Again. This may be the reason why nissan extended the original warranty on this particular part because they knew it was defective and problematic. Appears to be a known defect with 2009-2010 altima related to the steering lock sensor and happens just out of warranty. Battery Replacement Is Understandable Being That The Car Is More Than 3 Years Old.
Engine Seems To Be Locked, No Other Lights Are On. The Car Was Working Fine And Had No Previous Indicators That Something Could Go Wrong. This poses a significant safety risk to people who operate this car. I opened my car door with the push-button key and turned on the headlights without issues. Nov 26, 2012 Vehicle Was Parked And Engine Was Turned Off, Upon Return To Vehicle To Start Engine With The Intelligent Key, Steering Wheel Was Locked And The Car Would Not Recognize The Smart Key Even While Inside The Car Or When It Was Inserted On The Smart Key Port. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
It is essentially like the car does not sense the key. I loved this car until sunday, I now feel very unsure of its reliability, not to mention the money pit it may become. Nissan refused to pay for even for towing to the dealership for a failed clutch cylinder when my car had only 8k miles on it. Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions or need any help. If enough people share this level of detail they may open an investigation on this issue and demand a recall. They Found It Was The Steering Wheel Lock Assembly Problem.