You don't have to remove the cover. Got towed to the dealership and was told it was a steering wheel lock malfunction. If a recall is performed all users who paid for the repair will be refunded. Yesterday it happened for a third time! After having it towed they needed to replace the steering lock mechanism. Very displeased with this service.
I went to leave work late at night only to find I could not start the car despite my best efforts. For a free confidential consultation with an attorney call 800 619-1885 or fill out the form to the right below. A lot of complaints about this part that Nissan is not covering for all 09 Altimas. We are ideally positioned to interpret securities litigation, consumer litigation, antitrust litigation, and derivative and corporate takeover litigation. I am a full time student as well as working full time. The cost was over 1,000 dollars and seen the warranty expired last year.
This is a safety issue. It is called electronic steering column lock escl failure. Read on the internet that this is a known problem for my 2009 Altima. I find this unacceptable and I'm unsafe also putting my family at risk. This part has been breaking down for awhile. However, those steering locks have serious problems and can leave owners and their cars sitting in parking lots or driveways. Tried repeatedly to push button and car refused to start.
It's ridiculous that people keep getting taken for something like this. His direct line is 1-615-725-7675. However, a new service campaign means defective steering locks will at least be fixed in the 2009-2010 Altima and Maxima. All other warranty terms, conditions and limitations otherwise remain unchanged and continue to apply. If you choose this option, note that some of the functionality of our website may become unavailable.
I escalated it to three levels but to no effect. The Firm designates its principle office to be the Los Angeles office, and designates Mark Greenstone to be the attorney responsible for this website. There must be a recall on this model. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Had to get my 09 Altima towed to the dealship and lost out on work and made my daily life a financial hardship.
The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the steering wheel locked. Me and my wife were about to leave for remote places when this issue happened and if that would have happened, we would have been in a huge mess! There are many such complains online and happens to people randomly. For one, it's too expensive to have repaired. We don't have to do anything. This poses a significant safety risk to people who operate this car.
A new service campaign means defective steering locks will be fixed at least in some models Nissan owners have been fed up with not being able to start their cars. The key fob allowed me to unlock and lock my doors, and there was power to the car as the interior lights powered on, but the car wouldn't recognize that I had a key and a spare key present. I will sell this car as soon as I can and will never ever buy a Nissan car again. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column had to be replaced and reprogrammed. When I press the brake peddle my brake light wouldn't come on. The car will be running perfectly when I arrive at my destination and I proceed to turn off the car and leave.
I had to pay money to have my steering lock repaired. The automaker says the steering wheel locking function is not necessary because the Altima and Maxima are equipped with anti-theft immobilizers to help prevent theft. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. It has started up every time since I've disabled this part, but it took some major research on my part to find a workaround. I really like Nissan overall, but this is junk. The piece in question that was the problem. The car would not start, doors would unlock with the fob but the car would do nothing.
. Car has faulty electronic steering column lock. It was found out that the electronic steering column lock escl had gone corrupt. I think that is unacceptable. Replaced it but scared to drive it as it is still showing the key alert and might leave me stranded like it did the last couple of times an hour away from home. Noticed the steering wheel was locked and it never does this. Consequence: Overheated batteries could result in a fire.
If you did not receive yours contact the dealer who sold your car. This part needs to be fully recalled, in my opinion, especially with this being a proprietary Nissan part and safety hazard. Mine broke 11 weeks later. The steering wheel locking function is not necessary as the vehicle is also equipped with an anti-theft immobilizer to help prevent theft. The temperature in kc that day was between 1-14 f with packed snow and ice on the ground.