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Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
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Experience:  20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
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My car wont start I'm stuck in the locked position, Yes they

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My car wont start I'm stuck in the locked position
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes they are connected and the key light and start button keep flickering
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2012 altima
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thats it
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 8 months ago.

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

I would try to clean the battery terminal connections and jump start the car. It sounds simply like a weak battery.

Expert:  Jay replied 8 months ago.

The lights flickering is a indication of a weak battery. It is possible for the ignition to be turned on and components to work, but when trying to start, that is when you would have issues since the starter is the biggest draw on the battery.

So lets try cleaning the battery terminals and jump starting the car and see if it starts. Car batteries normally are only good for around 3 to 4 years. So if the battery is around that old, you could be due for a battery.

Expert:  Jay replied 8 months ago.

Let me know how you make out, and if you have any more questions on this...