I took the car to the dealer who informed me that the Steering Lock was broken. The approximate failure mileage was 81,487. I had to call roadside assistance to tow my car, as it still will not start. Going to check to see if the brake lights come on I'm a do use a Snowbrush to keep the brake pedal depressed if the brake switch is bad then the car should start. I take my car to the same dealership for every oil change and not one time was it mentioned to me. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000.
Not those with dealership extended warrantys. Why was this not a recall? Its now parked where I left it in my mother's yard due to it not wanting to budge or start. However, if you are experiencing this condition, simply contact your local Nissan dealer and schedule an appointment. A lot of complaints about this part that Nissan is not covering for all 09 Altimas. If you already paid for repairs to the steering column lock, Nissan will reimburse what you spent as long as you can show proof of repairs. I told them that last week, but they told me it wasn't related. I feel this is a serious safety flaw in the 2009 Nissan Altima.
Thanks In Advance That sucks. Even with the pedal to the metal. Drove my 2009 Altima that morning to run an errand and had no problems. Did what the video said and the car started up. Information and how-to is to the best of my knowledge. Never would I have thought in my life I would be grateful to have an airbag smash my face.
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. I doubt they will recall this. It's ridiculous that people keep getting taken for something like this. After doing my own research on the problem and having the car evaluated at a Nissan dealership, I discovered that I was not alone in having this occur, as there had been other Nissans and infinitis from that year that have had the exact same issue with the escl electronic steering column lock unit. Your Desired Resolution: Im asking for Nissan to accept responsibility and correct this problem on my vehicle at no out of pocket cost to me. This issue does not affect steering or engine operation when the vehicle is already running. Doesn't it seem a little dangerous for the car to disable itself for something as silly as a steering wheel lock? In my case, the current limit was too low, the computer had to be reprogrammed by the dealer.
There were no warning indicators illuminated. She called today telling me it was nothing they can about this matter. They will give you a case number and investigate and contact you within 48 hours with a decision. I was able to pull a video up on youtube that showed me how to temporary fix this issue. I had driven this car 8 hours prior and saw no lights on the dashboard or abnormal noises indicating that there was an impending issue.
My day was horrible was in a wedding which I miss due to my car problems. Called Nissan1 the woman told me it would take 3 business day to review my case. I tried putting the key in the slot while door was open, nothing happened. The push start button kept showing the word lock. After much research, I found quite a bit of information about the escl. I was so scared two days ago in 7 eleven parking lot at around 11:30 pm, when one person approached me and talking to me, and another open my car's door at front passenger side and took my items that I just bought from walmart and both ran away.
Luckily it was in my parking spot. Cookies enable us to personalize and enrich your experience and are not tied in any way to your personal information. The service should take less than one 1 hour to complete, but your Nissan dealer may require your vehicle for a longer period of time based upon their work schedule. When attempting to start the vehicle, the ignition failed without warning. If these all look good, you most likely have some friction or binding in your steering rack and pinion assembly,and that is replaced as an entire unit. If you do not wish to accept cookies or if you wish to remove cookies that remain in your browser following the close of your browser session, you may adjust the settings on your web browser to prevent cookies from being placed on your hard drive. The warranty extension assures that should the condition occur during this extended period, the replacement will be covered by Nissan at no cost to you for parts and labor.
All other warranty terms, conditions and limitations otherwise remain unchanged and continue to apply. We had to call triple a to have the car towed after waiting for 2 hours in below freezing temperatures. When I press the brake peddle my brake light wouldn't come on. I had the Steering Column lock replaced during the recall campaign in July 2011. I tried putting the key in the slot while door was open, nothing happened. Once they replace the steering lock the car will need to be reprogrammed which only a Nissan dealer can do supposedly. There should be a recall on these parts.
It has been nothing but problems ever since. Neither the dealer that I bought the car from or the dealer that services the car informed me of this issue. It was just a matter of waiting and luck to have this malfunction occur in the 6 year warranty period and if it happens after the 6 year warranty period I'm out of luck and stuck with these repair costs from Nissans manufacturing mistakes. Note: The steering-lock locks independently to the door locks so even if you don't lock the doors the steering-lock functions. First off, its a manufacturing issue that's their issue and should be fixed and paid for by Nissan! If it feels like it's in the column, your locking assembly may be coming loose inside. I am stating only one.
I had the same experience as reflected in the above complaints. The car will not start without this part, because it is so expensive it is requiring people to try and repair this themselves, which is going to cause even further safety issues in my mind. Your remote may be bad. Head lights come on, but the window will not come down or radio will not come on. I was stranded at a school in below freezing temperatures, and had to ask someone for a ride. When I returned my car failed to start with a failure to recognize my key fob.