Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
hey there I can help!
when you attempt to start it, does it go to ACC mode instead of trying to crank the engine?
its accessory mode where you can listed to radio etc.
if you look at your actual start button, it has acc / on / lock
if you can push the start button and it goes to ACC or ON then that means the KEY IS DETECTED! that's why i need to know this.
do you have the FOB slot by the drivers knee? its an 09 it should have it.
the dash literally by the drivers knee
gotcha, the juke and the cube are always the odd balls of all the models on the FOB slots, which in that case placing it on the button should have sufficed to detect the key.
can you turn the headlights on for me and see if they work.
excellent, now take your key fob and put it on the start button and press it while pushing the brake pedal. Let me know if a yellow key light pops on the dash.
yellow light was a yes?
ok, take your hand and smack the bottom of the steering column 1 time and then try it again.
crap! that yellow light is coming on because the electronic steering lock is not engaged. So it's not letting you start the car. There is a trick to get it started by tapping it with a screwdriver or ratchet extension and getting it to start
but ones you get it started you don't want to turn the vehicle back off until you have it somewhere where it can be repaired. The quite using the electronic steering locks after 09 because of the issues it caused and issued an unlimited mileage/10 year warranty on it if it fails because of it.
correct! DO YOU HAVE ANY TOOLS WITH YOU?
The electronic steering lock module. It's mounted on teh bottom of the steering column in an aluminum casing. but its behind the column cover. I was hoping you would get lucky tapping the column cover with it still on!
yes, it should be locked
the steering wheel should lock AND you will be able to start the vehicle by pressing the brake and start button
no orange light is good, is the steering wheel locked?
push the brake and try to start it.
and yes it should normally be locked, but your ESL is not operating properly.
yes, steering lock issue.
you only have 2 choices right now. either work on it with some tools or tow it at this point. The car will not start till you get it correct or can at least access it to get a temporary fix.
if you need further assistance let me know, if not please be sure to leave a kind rating. thanks