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My key is stuck in the ignition of my moms 2006 Nissan

Customer Question

My key is stuck in the ignition of my moms 2006 Nissan Maxima. This happened last Friday when the battery went dead. AAA came to give us a jump and he checked the alternator and battery & said both were fine. Since then we can't remove the key from the ignition. Can you please help?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you have the ability to jump start your car?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I just checked the car and the key came out.
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a intelligent key type of ignition, or a regular type of ignition?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Regular I think.
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

A weak battery is the most common cause. How old is the battery in your car?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
2years old
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

I know you had it checked, but I have seen batteries cells go bad where you have to test it 3 times to catch it. I know you are afraid to try, but does the car start?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Now it does. I heard it making a clicking noise last Friday when the ignition was off. Then it wouldn't start.
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

A single click or rapid clicking?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Rapid clicking
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Rapid clicking is a sign of a weak battery. So you may want to charge the battery up and have it checked to see if you have a bad cell. Other wise you could have a alternator not charging properly. So who ever checked your car at AAA and told you nothing is wrong, did not really check your car properly.

Do you have any more questions on this?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No. Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Jay replied 2 months ago.

Your welcome and thank you for using JustAnswer.com

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Thanks Jay!