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Car Will Not Start Problems of Nissan 370Z



Nissan 370Z owners have reported 21 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Nissan 370Z 1
Failure Date: 07/03/2015

Takata recall. I first occurred a problem with the z on my wedding day. My clutch dropped to the floor and we couldn't get the car in gear. We were put in the middle of the mountains with no way to call a tow truck so we did our best to make it to the closest Nissan dealer. On the way we came to a four way red light and couldn't shift to a low enough gear to get to car to slow down, a semi was traveling about 60 mph right at us, we swerved into the emergency on and the truck to barely missed us. After that my husband found out from a mechanic that he should bleed the clutch so he did and the clutch was normal again. Besides that the car has had only one other occurrence with the clutch. I am petrified to drive my car after that situation but I have no choice considering I spend most of my paycheck just to pay for the one thing that will probably send me to my grave. This is a very serious problem and should be fixed! now to mention this morning. . . I woke up to go to work and went to start my car when my car wouldn't start due to a steering lock malfunction and will probably end up having to take it to a dealership if my research doesn't work out as planned. The brake light comes on when I push the clutch. . . The traction control light comes on and stays on for long periods. This car is going to hurt someone bad! worried about the people drinking and driving? you should be worried about the people driving a Nissan 370z !!!! so frustrated!.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Nissan 370Z 2
Failure Date: 06/03/2015

First incident happened at around 37,000 miles, the car would not start and the push button lights up the lock light but seconds later started working. On June 3rd 2015, after driving to my job to pick up tools to head to the airport I park the car, came back to a car that would not start, the car recognizes the key but locks me out from starting the car. The car had random won't start, I brought this up to the Nissan dealers about ongoing issues with other owners of the same car. Now my car does not start and I am hearing that this is a going issue with the steering wheel lock/intelligent key. I am unable to move the car and will have to tow it to the dealer that denied issues with the inelligent key system locking owners from starting their cars. I want to bring this up so that way we speak out since there are so many people having issues but not enough post it so that a recall can be made for Nissan to fix this for owners affected.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Nissan 370Z 3
Failure Date: 04/06/2015

Yesterday afternoon, after leaving work to my car within the parking lot, my vehicle did not start. I assumed it was due to a low battery within the intelligent key for the push to start ignition, so I replaced the battery at a local wal-mart. Upon returning to the car, I had the same problem. The key was able to lock and unlock the doors to the car, however when I pushed in the clutch and brake per usual followed by the start button, nothing took place. The indicator remained on the 'lock' position and failed to move over to the 'on' position to start the car. No sounds took place at all as if it was even trying to start. As a result, I left the car overnight and had it towed to the local dealership. They informed me a few hours later that my steering lock unit had 'failed'. I mentioned that I had seen this problem reported on numerous car blogs (NHTSA #10051829), however they mentioned since I was beyond my extended warranty, that I would have to pay roughly $1,250. 00 for the part and labor. It is currently being serviced, however I wanted this incident logged as I have seen a number of 370z owners recommend this route. Extremely disappointed with Nissan's coverage and handling of this situation.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Nissan 370Z 4
Failure Date: 12/24/2014

Car ignition is stuck in lock after being parked to go into the mall. Known issue that Nissan issued recall for gtr which is a more expensive car but not for the z a less expensive car. Car will not start or power into acc mode so the windows are also stuck down and have no way of going up. Issue has been reported many times butthe lower end cars do not get a fixc for this and will leave the owners stranded.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Nissan 370Z 5
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

Key indicator light came on about a week prior to the incident. Made 2 phone calls to local Nissan dealerships (one in portland or and one in vancouver, wa) both dealerships claimed they had no idea what was going on but I should bring it in for a diagnostic test which ran around $118 just to look at. Since nothing appeared wrong with my car I waited because the "key" light would go off. It came back on the day I had the incident and left me stranded on my lunch hour with no power to start my car. I again called Nissan and they were not sure what the problem was. I had to have my car towed to the nearest Nissan dealership which ran a diagnostic test. I then received a phone call that afternoon to say it was my steering lock assembly and the part was expensive to replace. I was told the labor would not be much since it was an easy fix. So this problem turned out to the a $1,200 fix. I decided to go online to see if I can find this part any cheaper. I then ran across many websites and blogs with Nissan owners having the exact same problem with car from 2009 to 2011. Apparently this is not something Nissan was unaware of. The service rep at the dealership said she has seen other 370z's with this same problem and just had one towed to the service center 2 weeks ago. I find it hard to believe that with this may cases being reported and blogged about online why Nissan is not doing something about this. This can be a very dangerous situation if left stranded in a car that will not start. When you try to be proactive Nissan service centers claim they are unaware of the issue. Something needs to be done and quickly. This will be the last Nissan ever purchased if not resolved and reimbursed for expense.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Nissan 370Z 6
Failure Date: 12/06/2013

On December 6, my vehicle's engine did not start at a gas station, so I had to tow it to the nearest Nissan dealership. When I towed it in to the dealership, the service writer already knew the cause of the failure and told me that this will probably be repaired at no charge. He said that this is very common on z. After the diagnosis, he called me and said that the electric steering column lock needs to be replaced. This parts is what they replaces a lot for this service campaign, but somehow my vehicle does not fall in to this service campaign, and he does not understand why it does not, so he told me to call 800-nissan1 to file a complaint. Now, this service campaign was released for electric steering column lock problem for 2009-2010 370z, and now, based on service writer?s opinion and my research on this campaign, my vehicle issue should be included in the service campaign due to 1 my vehicle is 2010 370z. 2 the parts which caused for my vehicle issue was electric steering column lock, and this part is the exactly same parts replaced to take care of this service campaign.


car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 7
Failure Date: 02/21/2013

My 2009 Nissan 370z failed to start on Feb 21st without any warning. The intelligent key light was on while trying to start the car by pushing the 'start' button. Tried inserting the key fob into the fob slot but the car still failed to start. . Read more...

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 8
Failure Date: 01/28/2013

Attempted to start car using the push button. The car wouldn't start. Had aaa come out to test the battery. The battery was good. I towed to the dealership. They said it had a steering lock failure which cost $1100 to repair. It took a day to order the part. The mileage was 22,114. The service tech said he saw a lot of altimas come in with this problem.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 9
Failure Date: 01/28/2013

Attempted to start car using the push button. The car wouldn't start. Had aaa come out to test the battery. The battery was good. I towed to the dealership. They said it had a steering lock failure which cost $1100 to repair. It took a day to order the part. The mileage was 22,114.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Nissan 370Z 10
Failure Date: 01/24/2013

Steering lock relay failed and caused wheel to remain locked (car will not start). Cost over $1,000 after labor and tow. Widely documented issue on many websites and car forums (the370z. Com). Also, issue has been addressed by Nissan for the gt-r and even removed this steering lock from newer 2011 models, and all 2012 and 2013. They need to recall this part with an updated part or remove it completely and reimburse those affected!.


 
car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 11
Failure Date: 01/21/2013

My car will not start due to the well-known yellow key light problem. I had it towed to the shop and I am afraid that the repair bill will be very expensive. Please make a recall for this obvious defect. It is very cold right now and could have been a real danger due to the cold weather.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 12
Failure Date: 01/20/2013

Drove to 7/11 to get gas. Turned the car off. When I got back in the car to leave the car would not start. There was an amber key on the dashboard. There have been a major number of complaints filed for this same reason. The immobilizer locked out the wheel shaft which locked out the key faub. Since the car thinks it has been stolen the car will do nothing. No Nissan dealership is open on a Sunday and they are knowingly doing nothing about the issue. I never received any notices that there could have been an issue in the 3 years I've had my car. There has been a huge number of complaints on blogs which I discovered today after attempting to get my car started again.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 13
Failure Date: 12/27/2012

My vehicle would not start after normal usage. Had car towed to dealership and the steering wheel lock mechanism was shorted out. Cost around 1,200 to repair. After search, found out that this is a very common problem with this vehicle.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 14
Failure Date: 12/19/2012

Steering wheel lock failure (intelligent key system warning). Was at a gas station and car would not start. "yellow" key light showed up but car would not start at all. Had to have car towed to dealership. After research, I have have discovered that this part has failed on many Nissan models with this type of electronic steering wheel lock. This needs to be recalled and anyone who has paid to have it replaced needs to be reimbursed. A class action lawsuit needs to be filed because Nissan refuses to accept that it is a faulty part. Total cost to replace: $1084.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 15
Failure Date: 11/27/2012

Attempted to start vehicle. Keyless entry system not working. Vehicle would not start. Had car flat bed towed to Nissan. They said that it was the steering lock. There have been multiple complaints from consumers who own 2009-early 2010 Nissan 370z. This part should be recalled by Nissan since it prevents starting the car, thereby leaving you stranded. Nissan had a recall on the gtr's but not the 370z. This is what happens when you try to start the car. Without warning, the electric lock fails to unlock, sending error message to the bcm. The car will not start in this case and will flash the intelligent key warning in the cluster. Nissan is well aware of the faulty locks they installed and choose to ignore it. They stopped using these locks ( revb, revc etc) on the 2012 z's entirely.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 16
Failure Date: 11/22/2012

On 11/22/2012 I attempted to start my vehicle and it would not start, or go into accesory mode. The car was towed to the dealership and determined to be caused by a faulty steering lock actuator. The car has under 19. 000 miles.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 17
Failure Date: 11/22/2012

Car will not start, had to be towed to Nissan, my 2009 370z had a electric steering lock problem. Part with labor will be around $1000. There have been several complaints on this same issue and should have been recalled by now!! will be looking further into this problem Nissan should be at fault 100%.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Nissan 370Z 18
Failure Date: 10/30/2012

Known issue on some 370zs,Nissan gtrs and altimas. When steering lock fails car will not not start, without lock release push button start is rendered useless. Nissan is aware of the issue but chose not to correct it.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 19
Failure Date: 10/30/2012

After work, tried starting my 370z and it would not start, leaving me stranded. Tried other key fob, same issue. Had car towed to the Nissan dealer who identified the issue as steering lock failure: $750 part +$50 overnight + $100 labor + tax = $960 total cost. Nissan has replaced the part on the 2009 gt-r but apparently is doing nothing for the z owners with same issue. Nissan will not cover the part since I am 18000 miles over warranty, yet many owners have had same failure/repair as evidenced by the forums online. I contacted Nissan consumer affairs at 1800nissan1 and have started a "case" but do not expect resolution. They agreed to reimburse for a rental car up to 2 days $70 max. Meanwhile they will send a rep to review my car's diagnosis prior to instructing the dealer to complete repairs within the next 2 days. I find it interesting perusing all the other reported incidents on your site, there are quite a few reported in the month of October, 2012. There needs to be an official recall of this faulty expensive part in the 370z.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 20
Failure Date: 10/06/2012

Lock set - steering models jf00a,jf00b and jf00c are faulty. Recall was done on Nissan gt-r for the faulty part. The same part is in the 2009-11 370z and suffers the same defects but was not included in the recall. Car will not start with a faulty lock set - steering. Part is known to be defective as indicated by the recall from Nissan (campaign id# p0309) for the identical part in the 2009 gt-r. Nissan must recall this faulty part in the 370z and reimburse customers who have paid for costly repairs and/or replacement parts due to a part know to Nissan (as evidenced by the gt-r recall) to be faulty.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Nissan 370Z 21
Failure Date: 12/16/2011

I was routinely driving to work on a Friday. I stopped to get gas. The car wouldn't start once I was done and a yellow/amber intelligent key light was on. I get a tow to the nearby Nissan dealership and they told me it's a steering wheel lock. They said it's happening on quite a few cars and that an altima and another 370z have been having the same issue and are waiting for the same part. I'm still waiting on the part and it happened over a month ago. This faulty part from the factory has been going out routinely for everyone who owns a 09-10 370z, altimas and other Nissan vehicles that use the same steering wheel lock technology. It's absolutely enraging that Nissan is releasing these parts (knowing they're bad as they've made revisions on the newer 370z) and forcing customers to pay for this out of pocket and wait a month to get the part. . Read more...


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