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The key is stuck on the ignition and my car will not start.

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Hi, the key is...

Hi, the key is stuck on the ignition and my car will not start. But the batter isn’t dead

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?

It’s a 98 pathfinder

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I can’t turn the steering wheel

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago
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if the jiggle the wheel back and forth does anything change? can you get the key to turn?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nothing changes if I jiggle the wheel and I can turn the key
Nissan Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you

unfortunately it sounds like your ignition lock has failed. It will need to be replaced to correct the issue.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was vacuuming my car without the engine on, but everything else was on so I could listen to music. Would the fact that I was opening and closing doors mean that the car locked my key?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It seems more like a security issue to me.
Nissan Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

no, that doesn't lock the key. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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Nissan Mechanic: Steve, Automotive Expert replied 4 months ago

I would consider trying a jump start just in case. Please do not forget to click a positive rating

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