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My 2013 pathfinder won't start and I think it's because my

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Hi. My 2013 pathfinder won't start and I think it's because my fob is dead. Is there a way to use the mechanical key to start the car?
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: No. The engine does nothing. The fob won't even lock the doors which is why I'm wondering if this is a fob issue.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've looked through the the manual and can't find where it might indicate how to use the mechanical key to start the car.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I don't think so.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Could be an easy fix (disconnect battery for 10-15 min) and try again. If you have a spare fob, try that too. If not, they could be right - that it is a steering lock failure. It has been known to happen.

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