Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Where was the whining coming from? there should be no whining associated with key recognition?
The key recognition issue is more than likely just a week battery in the key. Replacing the battery will fix that.
That would be 2 totally different issues.
How many miles on the car?
That's unfortunate, since these cars has a 10yr/120k mile warranty on the transmissions.
The whining you heard was more than likely from the CVT transmission which is mounted to the engine under the hood on the drivers side.
Depending on exactly which code was present (if you can provide me that info) i could explain how serious or not the repair will be.