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Chris(aka-Moose), Nissan Technician
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My battery died a friend was gonna jumpstart me but I needed

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My battery died a friend was gonna jumpstart me but I needed to roll backwards so I put the key in to shift to neutral but not only will it not shift to neutral but now the key is locked in the ignition and won't turn all the way back to lock position
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: No steering wheel locked I just bought the car key doesn't seem bad
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2002 Nissan maxima
JA: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing I had to borrow a friend's car to get to work let my car home looking for ideas to try in the morning
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Don't think so
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 7 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

A dead battery or one really weak can cause both issues with the shifter and ignition lock. Not enough power can prevent the shift lock and ignition lock from energizing. I can help you get it into neutral if you still want to roll it back. A jump or charge or battery replacement should resolve the 2 mentioned concerns.

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