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Jay, Nissan Technician
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Experience:  20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
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I have a yellow key light on but the car will not start, 'On

Customer Question

I have a yellow key light on but the car will not start
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: 'On the dashboard there is a yellow key light that comes on. It is hard for me to push the brake down to start the car, The car will not start
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2009 Nissan Altima
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried getting a jump for the battery from my coworker. That did not work.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 10 months ago.

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

This is most commonly caused by the steering lock control unit. If the steering wheel does not lock, it will not complete the shut down cycle. There for you will get the yellow key light and the car will not start. Some times if you use a hammer and tap on the steering lock control while pressing the brake and the start button the car will start. But will need to have this steering lock control unit replaced so this won't happen again.

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Thanks Jay!