And yes, I'm aware i sound like Forest Gump in this video. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the electronic steering lock assembly needed to be replaced and reprogrammed. The temperature for today was 26 degrees and had I been somewhere far from home where my father couldn't pick me up then I'd be stranded in the cold to freeze. This base model is only available as a sedan, and also consumer buy. They took the car in and returned it in 45 minutes stating customer states steering lock has failed I told him there was no way for me to pay for a tow and this is the best I could do. It wouldn't start and the Key Light indicator on the dash was lit.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. I had my brother bring me a new battery for the key fob. Sorry I couldn't be more help. A lot of complaints about this part that Nissan is not covering for all 09 Altimas. Disconnect the three parking brake cable mounting brackets on each cable and position the cables out of the way. Hope this helps anyone that doesn't get covered by the new campaign.
I've got no hate for the customer service rep, but this angers me. The car only had 68428 miles at time of incident. Just a key indicator telling me to remove the key, and then the security light flashing on the dash. I went to move my car out of the main parking spot at our place yesterday and it started up normal and worked just fine. It locks the steering wheel and you cannot start the car when it is locked. This should be a recall.
This is also a safety concern because the car may fail to start in an unsafe neighborhood or other unsafe conditions. I sat in my car waiting for a tow. Nissan knows that this is a problem and extended the warranty for only 72 months and has refused to make a recall since it involves a parked car. From what I've seen on this site and YouTube, this is a common problem. I was so furious I simply hung up on the Nissan Consumer Repairs lady. The resale value and security of my car is affected.
It was dark, late, and the roads were quickly turning to ice and I was not looking forward to the drive home. Was delighted that the warranty was extended to cover this issue, until I realized that my extension expired on June 20th, 2015. Happened to me and my family tonight as well. It took me an hour to find someone to pick me up. Nissan needs to either recall or extend their warranty on the escl. I am an Electrical Engineer, and having once worked for Ford Motor Company, I find shortcuts around problems like this all the time.
Try wiggling the wheel while trying to start. I find this unacceptable and I'm unsafe also putting my family at risk. You don't have to remove the cover. The halogen headlamps are abnormal, vertical trapezoids with smooth ends, with some light bulbs inside for the higher ray, lower ray, change signal and vehicle parking lamps. Anyway - mine was covered under the recall and Nissan reimbursed me for the tow. The vehicle was not repaired. I can't understand why they put a 6 year limit on this issue.
While attempting to start the vehicle, the intelligent key malfunction indicator illuminated and the engine would not start. So for the time being. The vehicle was stationary point of failure, parked on a side street. I posted this hoping that it may help others who may be experiencing the same issue. Was delighted that the warranty was extended to cover this issue, until I realized that my extension expired on June 20th, 2015.
They stated that these batteries routinely vent excess gas that should condense into the battery compartment. The battery was so fully drained that the radio needed to be reprogrammed with the time and stations. Thanks a ton to all you guys who contributed here. Had I purchased the car six weeks later, then it would have been covered. Absolutely no attempt at starting as I hit the Start button.
I tried to put the fob in the manual ignition, but the fob got stuck and would not release. G - b Start the engine and rev the engine, then check for fuel leaks at the fuel tube connections. Wiggling i mean turning back and forth. I push my foot down on the clutch like normal, press the push-start ignition and it just constantly turns over, and it's even sounded like it was about to catch a few times, but no such luck. I've owned multiple Nissans, purchased from the dealership, learned to drive on a Nissan, my father and grandfather both owned Nissans, but this is not cool. It turned out one of the two brake switches the one with the four wires was causing the problem.