Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
03/02/201378000
 Steering wheel lock mechanism crapped out. lots of info here: http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/65360-sticky-steering-lock-failure-database-sticky.html
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
03/02/201378000
 Steering wheel lock mechanism crapped out. lots of info here: http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/65360-sticky-steering-lock-failure-database-sticky.html
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
03/02/201378000
 Steering wheel lock mechanism crapped out. lots of info here: http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/65360-sticky-steering-lock-failure-database-sticky.html
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
03/02/201378000
 Steering wheel lock mechanism crapped out. lots of info here: http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/65360-sticky-steering-lock-failure-database-sticky.html
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
06/04/201238000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. out of warranty replacement required. research indicated that this part is based on a faulty design that has subsequently been removed from later model years but due to this defect and frequent failure rate i expect to have to replace it annually at a cost of over $500 per incident. the vehicle is completely disabled when this part fails requiring the vehicle to be towed to a service station at owner's expense. this part is clearly a faulty design and should be recalled by the manufacturer and replaced with a design that doesn't fail annually or eliminated.
03/24/201123000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. faulty unit replaced under warranty.
02/21/201333000
 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. after reading numerous threads related to this problem on www.the370z.com, i discovered that this is a common problem to the 370z. i was able to start the car one more time by hitting the steering lock unit. i immediately drove to the dealership where they confirmed that my steering lock unit had to be replaced. the cost was $1335.70 total for parts and labor.
06/04/201238000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. out of warranty replacement required. research indicated that this part is based on a faulty design that has subsequently been removed from later model years but due to this defect and frequent failure rate i expect to have to replace it annually at a cost of over $500 per incident. the vehicle is completely disabled when this part fails requiring the vehicle to be towed to a service station at owner's expense. this part is clearly a faulty design and should be recalled by the manufacturer and replaced with a design that doesn't fail annually or eliminated.
03/24/201123000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. faulty unit replaced under warranty.
06/04/201238000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. out of warranty replacement required. research indicated that this part is based on a faulty design that has subsequently been removed from later model years but due to this defect and frequent failure rate i expect to have to replace it annually at a cost of over $500 per incident. the vehicle is completely disabled when this part fails requiring the vehicle to be towed to a service station at owner's expense. this part is clearly a faulty design and should be recalled by the manufacturer and replaced with a design that doesn't fail annually or eliminated.
03/24/201123000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. faulty unit replaced under warranty.
02/18/2013603991
 Steering lock control unit failed. *tr
06/04/201238000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. out of warranty replacement required. research indicated that this part is based on a faulty design that has subsequently been removed from later model years but due to this defect and frequent failure rate i expect to have to replace it annually at a cost of over $500 per incident. the vehicle is completely disabled when this part fails requiring the vehicle to be towed to a service station at owner's expense. this part is clearly a faulty design and should be recalled by the manufacturer and replaced with a design that doesn't fail annually or eliminated.
03/24/201123000
 Steering wheel lock unit failed in lock position disabling vehicle. faulty unit replaced under warranty.
02/18/201360399
 Steering lock control unit failed
02/18/201360399
 Steering lock control unit failed
02/17/201333000
 The steering wheel lock failed. when this fails it causes the car not to start or allow it to go into accessory mode, so even the windows cannot be rolled up or down when this happens, the car is basically dead. this is a known defect, nissan has taken the steering wheel locks out of the mid 2011 models and later due to there failure. researching online has shown this happening to numerous people, so much so that there are many ways people are disabling this lock so they are not left stranded. from what i read it was over oiled at the factory and is a defective part. this same part was failing in the nissan's gtr model, and was recalled, but there was never a recall issued for the 370z
02/18/201360399
 Steering lock control unit failed
02/17/201333000
 The steering wheel lock failed. when this fails it causes the car not to start or allow it to go into accessory mode, so even the windows cannot be rolled up or down when this happens, the car is basically dead. this is a known defect, nissan has taken the steering wheel locks out of the mid 2011 models and later due to there failure. researching online has shown this happening to numerous people, so much so that there are many ways people are disabling this lock so they are not left stranded. from what i read it was over oiled at the factory and is a defective part. this same part was failing in the nissan's gtr model, and was recalled, but there was never a recall issued for the 370z
02/18/201360399
 Steering lock control unit failed
02/17/201333000
 The steering wheel lock failed. when this fails it causes the car not to start or allow it to go into accessory mode, so even the windows cannot be rolled up or down when this happens, the car is basically dead. this is a known defect, nissan has taken the steering wheel locks out of the mid 2011 models and later due to there failure. researching online has shown this happening to numerous people, so much so that there are many ways people are disabling this lock so they are not left stranded. from what i read it was over oiled at the factory and is a defective part. this same part was failing in the nissan's gtr model, and was recalled, but there was never a recall issued for the 370z
02/09/201347000
 My steering column lock failed leaving me stranded. i had to have my car towed to he dealership. total cost to repair $1,243.00. nissan refused to pay for the repair.
02/09/201347000
 My steering column lock failed leaving me stranded. i had to have my car towed to he dealership. total cost to repair $1,243.00. nissan refused to pay for the repair.
02/09/201347000
 My steering column lock failed leaving me stranded. i had to have my car towed to he dealership. total cost to repair $1,243.00. nissan refused to pay for the repair.
02/14/201331000
 Car won't start. steering locking mechanism failed.
02/09/201347000
 My steering column lock failed leaving me stranded. i had to have my car towed to he dealership. total cost to repair $1,243.00. nissan refused to pay for the repair.
02/14/201331000
 Car won't start. steering locking mechanism failed.
02/14/201331000
 Car won't start. steering locking mechanism failed.
01/28/201366500
 Steering locking unit (part: 48700-jf00a) failed. note, there are revision models of this part 48700-jf00b, 48700-jf00c, 48700-jf00d, and 48700-jf00e -- all eventually fail. this part begins to fail as early as just a few thousand miles on the car's odometer. this is a common issue with nissan 370z 2009-2011 models. once this happens the car is stranded as the starter is disabled. the car must then be towed to a dealership for repair. repair costs average between $1,100 and $2,000.
12/28/201259000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he was unable to start the vehicle. also, the contact mentioned that whenever he depressed the clutch, it failed to release preventing him from properly shifting gears. the vehicle was taken to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering lock failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.
01/28/201366500
 Steering locking unit (part: 48700-jf00a) failed. note, there are revision models of this part 48700-jf00b, 48700-jf00c, 48700-jf00d, and 48700-jf00e -- all eventually fail. this part begins to fail as early as just a few thousand miles on the car's odometer. this is a common issue with nissan 370z 2009-2011 models. once this happens the car is stranded as the starter is disabled. the car must then be towed to a dealership for repair. repair costs average between $1,100 and $2,000.
12/28/201259000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he was unable to start the vehicle. also, the contact mentioned that whenever he depressed the clutch, it failed to release preventing him from properly shifting gears. the vehicle was taken to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering lock failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.
01/28/201366500
 Steering locking unit (part: 48700-jf00a) failed. note, there are revision models of this part 48700-jf00b, 48700-jf00c, 48700-jf00d, and 48700-jf00e -- all eventually fail. this part begins to fail as early as just a few thousand miles on the car's odometer. this is a common issue with nissan 370z 2009-2011 models. once this happens the car is stranded as the starter is disabled. the car must then be towed to a dealership for repair. repair costs average between $1,100 and $2,000.
12/28/201259000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he was unable to start the vehicle. also, the contact mentioned that whenever he depressed the clutch, it failed to release preventing him from properly shifting gears. the vehicle was taken to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering lock failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. mah
12/28/201259000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he was unable to start the vehicle. also, the contact mentioned that whenever he depressed the clutch, it failed to release preventing him from properly shifting gears. the vehicle was taken to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering lock failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. mah
02/04/201338014
 As i was getting ready to leave my house for the evening, i attempted to start my car like i had done earlier in the day without any problems. when i went to push my start button, i noticed that nothing had happened at all except the illumination of a key lock light. after checking the gas, battery, and fuses, i was left wondering what i should do. after checking into the problem with various credible sources, i discovered that the steering lock unit had failed. i also found out that this is a major problem with 2009-10 models of my car. i was without a vehicle for 3 days, and was going to have to pay a good amount of money for a factory defective unit that fails at any given moment, leaving the driver ( and passengers) stranded wherever they may be. thank goodness i was at home and my car was in the garage. there should be a recall on this particular part, seeing that nissan knows that this part is prone to failure, yet does nothing to rectify the situation except discontinue the part on newer models.
12/28/201259000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he was unable to turn on the vehicle. also, the contact mentioned that whenever he depress the clutch it failed to come back up preventing him from shifting gears. the vehicle was taken to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering lock failed and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. pm
02/04/201338014
 As i was getting ready to leave my house for the evening, i attempted to start my car like i had done earlier in the day without any problems. when i went to push my start button, i noticed that nothing had happened at all except the illumination of a key lock light. after checking the gas, battery, and fuses, i was left wondering what i should do. after checking into the problem with various credible sources, i discovered that the steering lock unit had failed. i also found out that this is a major problem with 2009-10 models of my car. i was without a vehicle for 3 days, and was going to have to pay a good amount of money for a factory defective unit that fails at any given moment, leaving the driver ( and passengers) stranded wherever they may be. thank goodness i was at home and my car was in the garage. there should be a recall on this particular part, seeing that nissan knows that this part is prone to failure, yet does nothing to rectify the situation except discontinue the part on newer models.
01/28/2013221141
 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. *tr
01/28/2013221141
 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. *tr
01/28/2013380001
 Steering lock assembly failed causing the vehicle to not start. *tr
01/28/201322114
 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.
02/04/201338014
 As i was getting ready to leave my house for the evening, i attempted to start my car like i had done earlier in the day without any problems. when i went to push my start button, i noticed that nothing had happened at all except the illumination of a key lock light. after checking the gas, battery, and fuses, i was left wondering what i should do. after checking into the problem with various credible sources, i discovered that the steering lock unit had failed. i also found out that this is a major problem with 2009-10 models of my car. i was without a vehicle for 3 days, and was going to have to pay a good amount of money for a factory defective unit that fails at any given moment, leaving the driver ( and passengers) stranded wherever they may be. thank goodness i was at home and my car was in the garage. there should be a recall on this particular part, seeing that nissan knows that this part is prone to failure, yet does nothing to rectify the situation except discontinue the part on newer models.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201338000
 Steering lock assembly failed causing the vehicle to not start
02/01/2013600001
 The car stop working when i tried to turn it on. i towed it to the shop and found out the steering lock and given up and this was very rare.... i searched only and found out so many people had the same issues with the same vehicle.. how is it that the car never been in any accident and now having an issue with electrical. i had stereo issues, electrical issues, and now the steering wheel issue.. they don't cover the car cause there is no recall.. how do companies get away with this.. i can not believe there is nothing that is being done about this. *tr
02/04/201338014
 As i was getting ready to leave my house for the evening, i attempted to start my car like i had done earlier in the day without any problems. when i went to push my start button, i noticed that nothing had happened at all except the illumination of a key lock light. after checking the gas, battery, and fuses, i was left wondering what i should do. after checking into the problem with various credible sources, i discovered that the steering lock unit had failed. i also found out that this is a major problem with 2009-10 models of my car. i was without a vehicle for 3 days, and was going to have to pay a good amount of money for a factory defective unit that fails at any given moment, leaving the driver ( and passengers) stranded wherever they may be. thank goodness i was at home and my car was in the garage. there should be a recall on this particular part, seeing that nissan knows that this part is prone to failure, yet does nothing to rectify the situation except discontinue the part on newer models.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201338000
 Steering lock assembly failed causing the vehicle to not start
02/01/201360000
 The car stop working when i tried to turn it on. i towed it to the shop and found out the steering lock and given up and this was very rare.... i searched only and found out so many people had the same issues wtih the same vehicle.. how is it that the car never been in any accident and now having an issue with electrical. i had stero issues, electrical issues, and now the steering wheel issue.. they dont cover the car cause there is no recall.. how do companies get away with this.. i can not beleve there is nothing that is being done about this.
02/01/2013210021
 I had the infamous steering lock failure. it has yet to become a recall and recognized as a fault by nissan, yet the fix is $700+. i got in my car and attempted to turn my car on only to get 0 response, whatsoever. after running through the manual and seeing there were only two options if the key light stayed on, i changed the battery in the key fob. that wasn't the issue, which then meant the only option was the steering lock failure. i now have to get my car towed and cough up $700+ at random (since it chooses when it's going to die). this is absolutely ridiculous. mind you, i was under the mileage warranty (21k, not 35) but i get screwed because the year. this will be the last nissan i ever buy. *tr
02/04/201338014
 As i was getting ready to leave my house for the evening, i attempted to start my car like i had done earlier in the day without any problems. when i went to push my start button, i noticed that nothing had happened at all except the illumination of a key lock light. after checking the gas, battery, and fuses, i was left wondering what i should do. after checking into the problem with various credible sources, i discovered that the steering lock unit had failed. i also found out that this is a major problem with 2009-10 models of my car. i was without a vehicle for 3 days, and was going to have to pay a good amount of money for a factory defective unit that fails at any given moment, leaving the driver ( and passengers) stranded wherever they may be. thank goodness i was at home and my car was in the garage. there should be a recall on this particular part, seeing that nissan knows that this part is prone to failure, yet does nothing to rectify the situation except discontinue the part on newer models.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201322114
 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.
01/28/201338000
 Steering lock assembly failed causing the vehicle to not start
11/20/2012390001
 Steering wheel lock froze. no changing of fuses, disconnecting of battery , or any other suggested fixes worked. towed to nissan dealer. highly unusual.. hahaha found over sixty other nissan model owners same problem. mechanism discontinued on 2012 models . cost &1400.00 to replace. not covered under warranty!!! *tr
11/20/201239000
 Steering wheel lock froze. no changing of fuses, disconnecting of battery , or any other suggested fixes worked. towed to nissan dealer. highly unusual.. hahaha found over sixty other nissan model owners same problem. mechanism discontinued on 2012 models . cost &1400.00 to replace. not covered under warranty!!!
01/29/2013830001
 Car would not turn on. towed to local nissan dealer & they said the steering lock assembly failed. vehicle locked up. costing me $1400 to repair. *tr
01/29/201383000
 Car would not turn on. towed to local nissan dealer & they said the steering lock assembly failed. vehicle locked up. costing me $1400 to repair.
01/28/2013670001
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working. *tr
11/20/201239000
 Steering wheel lock froze. no changing of fuses, disconnecting of battery , or any other suggested fixes worked. towed to nissan dealer. highly unusual.. hahaha found over sixty other nissan model owners same problem. mechanism discontinued on 2012 models . cost &1400.00 to replace. not covered under warranty!!!
01/29/201383000
 Car would not turn on. towed to local nissan dealer & they said the steering lock assembly failed. vehicle locked up. costing me $1400 to repair.
01/28/2013670001
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working. *tr
11/20/201239000
 Steering wheel lock froze. no changing of fuses, disconnecting of battery , or any other suggested fixes worked. towed to nissan dealer. highly unusual.. hahaha found over sixty other nissan model owners same problem. mechanism discontinued on 2012 models . cost &1400.00 to replace. not covered under warranty!!!
01/29/201383000
 Car would not turn on. towed to local nissan dealer & they said the steering lock assembly failed. vehicle locked up. costing me $1400 to repair.
01/28/201367000
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working
01/29/201383000
 Car would not turn on. towed to local nissan dealer & they said the steering lock assembly failed. vehicle locked up. costing me $1400 to repair.
01/28/201367000
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working
01/24/2013451001
 Parked car while getting lunch, tried to restart car afterwards and ignition wouldn't cycle (wont go to acc or on, stays at lock). indicator light implied keyfob needed to be inserted into the slot. after doing so, still would not start. replaced keyfob battery, jumped the car; none worked. eventually had to be towed to local dealer. steering lock unit was determined to have failed. unlike most reported failures, this one failed with the steering wheel unlocked (mechanism never engaged), however it would still not start. parts came in at $719 and labor at $259. had i been made aware of these costs before the work was done, as i requested in a voicemail left for the dealer, i would never have agreed and would have done it myself. although this event may not occur while the vehicle is in motion, posing an immediate and apparent safety issue, it did result in being stranded in 10degree winter weather. fortunately, this occurred in the middle of the day with people in the vicinity to help and a cell phone charged. had it happened 12hrs later and with a dead cellphone, it would pose a considerable safety issue in sub10 degree weather. this is a well known issue, known by nissan, and seems to have been addressed for the gt-r's under ntb10-025 issued 3/18/10. yet, for some reason, it has not yet been corrected for the 370z. according to service department at dealership where this work was performed, there were too many instances of this occurrence in their system to begin counting them all when i requested that information for reporting purposes. for others information, exact part number on the sticker of the replaced unit is as follows: 48700 9n00a-b1-01 t 4601101c e08 m01 31.03.09. *tr
11/14/201229000
 After i drove car for 5 minutes, i parked the car for 40 minutes. when i tried to start the car, nothing happened. the car has a push button start and when i pressed it, nothing happened. no sound, no starter noise. nothing. i tried putting the key in the dash. still nothing. i got the car towed to the nissan dealer and was told the locking system had failed. $1300 to fix it. i was told that when the system fails, the car will not start. this is an extremely dangerous car. it will leave your stranded anywhere and at any time. many 350z & 370z owners have complained about this safety issue but nothing has been done to fix it. a recall should be forced on nissan!
01/28/201367000
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working
01/24/201345100
 Parked car while getting lunch, tried to restart car afterwards and ignition wouldn't cycle (wont go to acc or on, stays at lock). indicator light implied keyfob needed to be inserted into the slot. after doing so, still would not start. replaced keyfob battery, jumped the car; none worked. eventually had to be towed to local dealer. steering lock unit was determined to have failed. unlike most reported failures, this one failed with the steering wheel unlocked (mechanism never engaged), however it would still not start. parts came in at $719 and labor at $259. had i been made aware of these costs before the work was done, as i requested in a voicemail left for the dealer, i would never have agreed and would have done it myself. although this event may not occur while the vehicle is in motion, posing an immediate and apparent safety issue, it did result in being stranded in 10degree winter weather. fortunately, this occurred in the middle of the day with people in the vicinity to help and a cell phone charged. had it happened 12hrs later and with a dead cellphone, it would pose a considerable safety issue in sub10 degree weather. this is a well known issue, known by nissan, and seems to have been addressed for the gt-r's under ntb10-025 issued 3/18/10. yet, for some reason, it has not yet been corrected for the 370z. according to service department at dealership where this work was performed, there were too many instances of this occurrence in their system to begin counting them all when i requested that information for reporting purposes. for others information, exact part number on the sticker of the replaced unit is as follows: 48700 9n00a-b1-01 t 4601101c e08 m01 31.03.09
11/14/201229000
 After i drove car for 5 minutes, i parked the car for 40 minutes. when i tried to start the car, nothing happened. the car has a push button start and when i pressed it, nothing happened. no sound, no starter noise. nothing. i tried putting the key in the dash. still nothing. i got the car towed to the nissan dealer and was told the locking system had failed. $1300 to fix it. i was told that when the system fails, the car will not start. this is an extremely dangerous car. it will leave your stranded anywhere and at any time. many 350z & 370z owners have complained about this safety issue but nothing has been done to fix it. a recall should be forced on nissan!
01/23/201338560
 Drove my car to work. upon trying to leave work, the fob key unlocked the car, but the car displayed a key warning light indicated no fob detected. i inserted the fob into the intelligent key slot to the left of the steering wheel, no luck. i tried a backup fob (with good batteries), and even jump starting the car...still no luck. headlights and brake lights work indicating power to the vehicle. apparently a defective steering lock solenoid failed and caused car to cease to start or operate and was left stranded. upon research online this is a known issue for 2009 for many many people. this is unfortunate because nissan doesn't cover this part after most of the reports i read online failed (36,000+ miles) out of the warranty period costing consumers $1,000+ in repair plus cost to tow and extra for a rental if need be.
01/21/201346000
 Steering wheel lock has failed, rendering car unable to be started.
01/28/201367000
 Steering wheel lock assembly stopped working
01/24/201345100
 Parked car while getting lunch, tried to restart car afterwards and ignition wouldn't cycle (wont go to acc or on, stays at lock). indicator light implied keyfob needed to be inserted into the slot. after doing so, still would not start. replaced keyfob battery, jumped the car; none worked. eventually had to be towed to local dealer. steering lock unit was determined to have failed. unlike most reported failures, this one failed with the steering wheel unlocked (mechanism never engaged), however it would still not start. parts came in at $719 and labor at $259. had i been made aware of these costs before the work was done, as i requested in a voicemail left for the dealer, i would never have agreed and would have done it myself. although this event may not occur while the vehicle is in motion, posing an immediate and apparent safety issue, it did result in being stranded in 10degree winter weather. fortunately, this occurred in the middle of the day with people in the vicinity to help and a cell phone charged. had it happened 12hrs later and with a dead cellphone, it would pose a considerable safety issue in sub10 degree weather. this is a well known issue, known by nissan, and seems to have been addressed for the gt-r's under ntb10-025 issued 3/18/10. yet, for some reason, it has not yet been corrected for the 370z. according to service department at dealership where this work was performed, there were too many instances of this occurrence in their system to begin counting them all when i requested that information for reporting purposes. for others information, exact part number on the sticker of the replaced unit is as follows: 48700 9n00a-b1-01 t 4601101c e08 m01 31.03.09
11/14/201229000
 After i drove car for 5 minutes, i parked the car for 40 minutes. when i tried to start the car, nothing happened. the car has a push button start and when i pressed it, nothing happened. no sound, no starter noise. nothing. i tried putting the key in the dash. still nothing. i got the car towed to the nissan dealer and was told the locking system had failed. $1300 to fix it. i was told that when the system fails, the car will not start. this is an extremely dangerous car. it will leave your stranded anywhere and at any time. many 350z & 370z owners have complained about this safety issue but nothing has been done to fix it. a recall should be forced on nissan!
01/23/201338560
 Drove my car to work. upon trying to leave work, the fob key unlocked the car, but the car displayed a key warning light indicated no fob detected. i inserted the fob into the intelligent key slot to the left of the steering wheel, no luck. i tried a backup fob (with good batteries), and even jump starting the car...still no luck. headlights and brake lights work indicating power to the vehicle. apparently a defective steering lock solenoid failed and caused car to cease to start or operate and was left stranded. upon research online this is a known issue for 2009 for many many people. this is unfortunate because nissan doesn't cover this part after most of the reports i read online failed (36,000+ miles) out of the warranty period costing consumers $1,000+ in repair plus cost to tow and extra for a rental if need be.
01/21/201346000
 Steering wheel lock has failed, rendering car unable to be started.
01/21/201346000
 Steering wheel lock has failed, rendering car unable to be started.
01/24/201345100
 Parked car while getting lunch, tried to restart car afterwards and ignition wouldn't cycle (wont go to acc or on, stays at lock). indicator light implied keyfob needed to be inserted into the slot. after doing so, still would not start. replaced keyfob battery, jumped the car; none worked. eventually had to be towed to local dealer. steering lock unit was determined to have failed. unlike most reported failures, this one failed with the steering wheel unlocked (mechanism never engaged), however it would still not start. parts came in at $719 and labor at $259. had i been made aware of these costs before the work was done, as i requested in a voicemail left for the dealer, i would never have agreed and would have done it myself. although this event may not occur while the vehicle is in motion, posing an immediate and apparent safety issue, it did result in being stranded in 10degree winter weather. fortunately, this occurred in the middle of the day with people in the vicinity to help and a cell phone charged. had it happened 12hrs later and with a dead cellphone, it would pose a considerable safety issue in sub10 degree weather. this is a well known issue, known by nissan, and seems to have been addressed for the gt-r's under ntb10-025 issued 3/18/10. yet, for some reason, it has not yet been corrected for the 370z. according to service department at dealership where this work was performed, there were too many instances of this occurrence in their system to begin counting them all when i requested that information for reporting purposes. for others information, exact part number on the sticker of the replaced unit is as follows: 48700 9n00a-b1-01 t 4601101c e08 m01 31.03.09
11/14/201229000
 After i drove car for 5 minutes, i parked the car for 40 minutes. when i tried to start the car, nothing happened. the car has a push button start and when i pressed it, nothing happened. no sound, no starter noise. nothing. i tried putting the key in the dash. still nothing. i got the car towed to the nissan dealer and was told the locking system had failed. $1300 to fix it. i was told that when the system fails, the car will not start. this is an extremely dangerous car. it will leave your stranded anywhere and at any time. many 350z & 370z owners have complained about this safety issue but nothing has been done to fix it. a recall should be forced on nissan!
01/23/201338560
 Drove my car to work. upon trying to leave work, the fob key unlocked the car, but the car displayed a key warning light indicated no fob detected. i inserted the fob into the intelligent key slot to the left of the steering wheel, no luck. i tried a backup fob (with good batteries), and even jump starting the car...still no luck. headlights and brake lights work indicating power to the vehicle. apparently a defective steering lock solenoid failed and caused car to cease to start or operate and was left stranded. upon research online this is a known issue for 2009 for many many people. this is unfortunate because nissan doesn't cover this part after most of the reports i read online failed (36,000+ miles) out of the warranty period costing consumers $1,000+ in repair plus cost to tow and extra for a rental if need be.
01/21/201346000
 Steering wheel lock has failed, rendering car unable to be started.
01/20/2013450001
 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. *tr
01/18/2013315001
 Vehicle won't start because the steering lock malfunctioned. this is a very well documented issue with the 370z, and people in forums weren't surprised at all about the issue. this renders the car inoperable since it won't start. nissan themselves seem to be aware of the issue, since 2012 and up models of this car don't even have the steering lock anymore. but even though they are aware of this issue a recall hasn't been issued. i had read about this issue before i even bought the car since it seems to be very common. in hindsight i wish i had educated myself more on the subject to take preventive measures since this issue is so common and so expensive to fix (part costs north of 500 dollars). but then again, buyers shouldn't be concerned with this at all, but nissan should be very concerned. so i'm hoping you can get nissan to issue a recall for this. *tr
01/23/201338560
 Drove my car to work. upon trying to leave work, the fob key unlocked the car, but the car displayed a key warning light indicated no fob detected. i inserted the fob into the intelligent key slot to the left of the steering wheel, no luck. i tried a backup fob (with good batteries), and even jump starting the car...still no luck. headlights and brake lights work indicating power to the vehicle. apparently a defective steering lock solenoid failed and caused car to cease to start or operate and was left stranded. upon research online this is a known issue for 2009 for many many people. this is unfortunate because nissan doesn't cover this part after most of the reports i read online failed (36,000+ miles) out of the warranty period costing consumers $1,000+ in repair plus cost to tow and extra for a rental if need be.
01/21/201346000
 Steering wheel lock has failed, rendering car unable to be started.
01/20/2013450001
 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. *tr
01/18/2013315001
 Vehicle won't start because the steering lock malfunctioned. this is a very well documented issue with the 370z, and people in forums weren't surprised at all about the issue. this renders the car inoperable since it won't start. nissan themselves seem to be aware of the issue, since 2012 and up models of this car don't even have the steering lock anymore. but even though they are aware of this issue a recall hasn't been issued. i had read about this issue before i even bought the car since it seems to be very common. in hindsight i wish i had educated myself more on the subject to take preventive measures since this issue is so common and so expensive to fix (part costs north of 500 dollars). but then again, buyers shouldn't be concerned with this at all, but nissan should be very concerned. so i'm hoping you can get nissan to issue a recall for this. *tr
01/15/2013280001
 I parked to get gas and when i went to start my vehicle, it did nothing. checked battery and everything else to my knowledge then had it towed to my local dealership. the dealership diagnosed the problem as the steering wheel lock has gone bad. towing cost was $65 and total cost of repair was $1198.50. my warranty ended in october of 2012, so this was paid out of pocket. i was without a vehicle for 4 days. it happened without warning and i was stranded at the gas station. if your steering lock control unit is a reva or revb, it is jut a matter of time before yours fails. nissan needs to do something about this like they did with the nissan gtr. *tr
01/20/2013450001
 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. *tr
01/18/201331500
 Vehicle won't start because the steering lock malfunctioned. this is a very well documented issue with the 370z, and people in forums weren't surprised at all about the issue. this renders the car inoperable since it won't start. nissan themselves seem to be aware of the issue, since 2012 and up models of this car don't even have the steering lock anymore. but even though they are aware of this issue a recall hasn't been issued. i had read about this issue before i even bought the car since it seems to be very common. in hindsight i wish i had educated myself more on the subject to take preventive measures since this issue is so common and so expensive to fix (part costs north of 500 dollars). but then again, buyers shouldn't be concerned with this at all, but nissan should be very concerned. so i'm hoping you can get nissan to issue a recall for this.
01/15/2013280001
 I parked to get gas and when i went to start my vehicle, it did nothing. checked battery and everything else to my knowledge then had it towed to my local dealership. the dealership diagnosed the problem as the steering wheel lock has gone bad. towing cost was $65 and total cost of repair was $1198.50. my warranty ended in october of 2012, so this was paid out of pocket. i was without a vehicle for 4 days. it happened without warning and i was stranded at the gas station. if your steering lock control unit is a reva or revb, it is jut a matter of time before yours fails. nissan needs to do something about this like they did with the nissan gtr. *tr
01/20/201345000
 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.
01/18/201331500
 Vehicle won't start because the steering lock malfunctioned. this is a very well documented issue with the 370z, and people in forums weren't surprised at all about the issue. this renders the car inoperable since it won't start. nissan themselves seem to be aware of the issue, since 2012 and up models of this car don't even have the steering lock anymore. but even though they are aware of this issue a recall hasn't been issued. i had read about this issue before i even bought the car since it seems to be very common. in hindsight i wish i had educated myself more on the subject to take preventive measures since this issue is so common and so expensive to fix (part costs north of 500 dollars). but then again, buyers shouldn't be concerned with this at all, but nissan should be very concerned. so i'm hoping you can get nissan to issue a recall for this.
01/15/201328000
 I parked to get gas and when i went to start my vehicle, it did nothing. checked battery and everything else to my knowledge then had it towed to my local dealership. the dealership diagnosed the problem as the steering wheel lock has gone bad. towing cost was $65 and total cost of repair was $1198.50. my warranty ended in october of 2012, so this was paid out of pocket. i was without a vehicle for 4 days. it happened without warning and i was stranded at the gas station. if your steering lock control unit is a reva or revb, it is jut a matter of time before yours fails. nissan needs to do something about this like they did with the nissan gtr.
01/04/2013590001
 The steering lock lock the steering wheel. it makes the car impossible to turn on, i had to get it towed and it cost me $1100 dollars to repair it. even though the 09/10 370z's have had this issue nissan has refuse to recall the part, even though the same part was recall on the 09 gtr's. this is issue is causing cars to get stranded all over the place. this issue makes the car go into shut down mode meaning you cant roll up your windows if they are down, you cant turn the steering wheel, etc. people are having to pull the steering lock fuse or cutting the wired to make the steering lock not functionable. this is an issue nissan needs to deal with, and recall the steering lock. you can go online and see hundreds of people who have experience this issue! *tr
01/20/201345000
 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.
01/20/201345000
 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.
01/18/201331500
 Vehicle won't start because the steering lock malfunctioned. this is a very well documented issue with the 370z, and people in forums weren't surprised at all about the issue. this renders the car inoperable since it won't start. nissan themselves seem to be aware of the issue, since 2012 and up models of this car don't even have the steering lock anymore. but even though they are aware of this issue a recall hasn't been issued. i had read about this issue before i even bought the car since it seems to be very common. in hindsight i wish i had educated myself more on the subject to take preventive measures since this issue is so common and so expensive to fix (part costs north of 500 dollars). but then again, buyers shouldn't be concerned with this at all, but nissan should be very concerned. so i'm hoping you can get nissan to issue a recall for this.
01/15/201328000
 I parked to get gas and when i went to start my vehicle, it did nothing. checked battery and everything else to my knowledge then had it towed to my local dealership. the dealership diagnosed the problem as the steering wheel lock has gone bad. towing cost was $65 and total cost of repair was $1198.50. my warranty ended in october of 2012, so this was paid out of pocket. i was without a vehicle for 4 days. it happened without warning and i was stranded at the gas station. if your steering lock control unit is a reva or revb, it is jut a matter of time before yours fails. nissan needs to do something about this like they did with the nissan gtr.
01/04/201359000
 The steering lock lock the steering wheel. it makes the car impossible to turn on, i had to get it towed and it cost me $1100 dollars to repair it. even though the 09/10 370z's have had this issue nissan has refuse to recall the part, even though the same part was recall on the 09 gtr's. this is issue is causing cars to get stranded all over the place. this issue makes the car go into shut down mode meaning you cant roll up your windows if they are down, you cant turn the steering wheel, etc. people are having to pull the steering lock fuse or cutting the wired to make the steering lock not functionable. this is an issue nissan needs to deal with, and recall the steering lock. you can go online and see hundreds of people who have experience this issue!
11/12/2012530001
 My car failed to start after on 3 1/2 years of owning it. when i took it into the dealer, i was told that it was a steering lock mechanism failure, and because my car was 6 months out of warranty, i would be required to pay $1,337.96 to get my car up and running again. while i was at the dealer, i was told this item has had problems since they started making the 370z. the mechanic told me that he's fixed countless steering locks on the 370 & advised me to contact nissan. prior to contacting nissan, i did some research of my own & lo & behold, i'm not the only person with this issue! there is a 370z forum (the370z.com) where multiple people expressed their displeasure with this part. i was 3 pages into the discussion & had already counted 15 instances where this item had failed. i find it very troublesome that nissan would not only produce a faulty part, but won't even stand behind it their mistakes. i contacted nissan via letter through their consumer affairs department & was told there's nothing they can do; since my car was out of warranty. to me, that shows nissan does not care if they are producing faulty parts or not. that is why i am writing you. i believe this issue needs to be resolved one way or another as i'd hate to see someone else have the same misfortune as i did. everything i've read states that this item was over oiled during assembly, which tells me 1 thing; this item needs to be recalled & customers that had this problem should be reimbursed for their troubles. please look into this issue as nissan does not seem to care one bit! thank you for your time!! *tr
01/12/2013230001
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense. *tr
01/04/201359000
 The steering lock lock the steering wheel. it makes the car impossible to turn on, i had to get it towed and it cost me $1100 dollars to repair it. even though the 09/10 370z's have had this issue nissan has refuse to recall the part, even though the same part was recall on the 09 gtr's. this is issue is causing cars to get stranded all over the place. this issue makes the car go into shut down mode meaning you cant roll up your windows if they are down, you cant turn the steering wheel, etc. people are having to pull the steering lock fuse or cutting the wired to make the steering lock not functionable. this is an issue nissan needs to deal with, and recall the steering lock. you can go online and see hundreds of people who have experience this issue!
11/12/201253000
 My car failed to start after on 3 1/2 years of owning it. when i took it into the dealer, i was told that it was a steering lock mechanism failure, and because my car was 6 months out of warranty, i would be required to pay $1,337.96 to get my car up and running again. while i was at the dealer, i was told this item has had problems since they started making the 370z. the mechanic told me that he's fixed countless steering locks on the 370 & advised me to contact nissan. prior to contacting nissan, i did some research of my own & lo & behold, i'm not the only person with this issue! there is a 370z forum (the370z.com) where multiple people expressed their displeasure with this part. i was 3 pages into the discussion & had already counted 15 instances where this item had failed. i find it very troublesome that nissan would not only produce a faulty part, but won't even stand behind it their mistakes. i contacted nissan via letter through their consumer affairs department & was told there's nothing they can do; since my car was out of warranty. to me, that shows nissan does not care if they are producing faulty parts or not. that is why i am writing you. i believe this issue needs to be resolved one way or another as i'd hate to see someone else have the same misfortune as i did. everything i've read states that this item was over oiled during assembly, which tells me 1 thing; this item needs to be recalled & customers that had this problem should be reimbursed for their troubles. please look into this issue as nissan does not seem to care one bit! thank you for your time!!
01/12/2013230001
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense. *tr
01/04/201359000
 The steering lock lock the steering wheel. it makes the car impossible to turn on, i had to get it towed and it cost me $1100 dollars to repair it. even though the 09/10 370z's have had this issue nissan has refuse to recall the part, even though the same part was recall on the 09 gtr's. this is issue is causing cars to get stranded all over the place. this issue makes the car go into shut down mode meaning you cant roll up your windows if they are down, you cant turn the steering wheel, etc. people are having to pull the steering lock fuse or cutting the wired to make the steering lock not functionable. this is an issue nissan needs to deal with, and recall the steering lock. you can go online and see hundreds of people who have experience this issue!
11/12/201253000
 My car failed to start after on 3 1/2 years of owning it. when i took it into the dealer, i was told that it was a steering lock mechanism failure, and because my car was 6 months out of warranty, i would be required to pay $1,337.96 to get my car up and running again. while i was at the dealer, i was told this item has had problems since they started making the 370z. the mechanic told me that he's fixed countless steering locks on the 370 & advised me to contact nissan. prior to contacting nissan, i did some research of my own & lo & behold, i'm not the only person with this issue! there is a 370z forum (the370z.com) where multiple people expressed their displeasure with this part. i was 3 pages into the discussion & had already counted 15 instances where this item had failed. i find it very troublesome that nissan would not only produce a faulty part, but won't even stand behind it their mistakes. i contacted nissan via letter through their consumer affairs department & was told there's nothing they can do; since my car was out of warranty. to me, that shows nissan does not care if they are producing faulty parts or not. that is why i am writing you. i believe this issue needs to be resolved one way or another as i'd hate to see someone else have the same misfortune as i did. everything i've read states that this item was over oiled during assembly, which tells me 1 thing; this item needs to be recalled & customers that had this problem should be reimbursed for their troubles. please look into this issue as nissan does not seem to care one bit! thank you for your time!!
01/12/201323000
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense.
01/12/201323000
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense.
01/12/201323000
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense.
01/08/201352000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and he was unable to unlock the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering wheel lock was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any immediate assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 52,000.
01/12/201323000
 Drove to the grocery store and parked. upon return to car it would not start. windows and locks worked but that was it. the yellow key light stayed on and the car was dead in the water. called nissan and they said to check the battery and if that was not it the car would need to be towed. seriously who would design something that you could not override to at least get to the dealership. got the car towed and later the dealership phoned to say it was the steering wheel column lock and it would cost $1000 to fix. the dealer said they had another car in their service for the same thing on that same day!!! i did some research and it appears that this is a common problem on 2009 nissan vehicles not just the 370z. i also read that nissan no longer uses this part in 2012 vehicles because of all the problems that have occurred. i think nissan needs to step up and take responsibility for this part that is defectively manufactured. what if someone had injured themselves and needed to get medical attention but the car would not start. what if you were in a dangerous situation and could not start your car to get away. nissan claims it is not a safety issue but i beg to differ. please, please, please, help us get nissan to take responsibility for this and pay for repairs and reimburse those who already paid for this nonsense.
01/08/201352000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and he was unable to unlock the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering wheel lock was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any immediate assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 52,000. kmj
01/01/2013199061
 The vehicle in question, failed to start after a routine stop. a faulty steering lock control unit (slcu)resulting in the steering wheel failing to disengage from the locked position thus preventing the push button ignition system from starting the engine. the vehicle was able to be put in neutral, but only after accessing a compartmented shift lock switch. unfortunately, with the steering wheel being locked, the vehicle could only be pushed forward or back and not turned. this proved to be a problem as the tow truck driver was forced to drag the vehicle to a better position in order to be loaded onto the flat bed. the dealership confirmed that the slcu was the single point of failure and acknowledged that this was a known issue in the 2009 and 2010 model years. nissan failed to cover the repair costs because of the age of the vehicle, despise having under 20k miles. *tr
12/28/2012231501
 I have a 2009 nissan 370z that after 3 days sitting in my garage wouldn't start without warning because the steering wheel lock failed. i was lucky that the issue didn't happen while i was out of town. the car had absolutely no power and had to be towed to the nissan dealership. the bill to have it fixed was $1051.01 with labor. i have a case open with nissan to try to get it covered since this part is out of warranty. *tr
01/05/2013370001
 I parked the car in the lot and lock it. when i came back to drive away at 2:00 am where is nobody around i couldn't start the car and i had key warning indicator flashing on the dashboard. i found out later that is my steering wheel lock module failed like another couple of hundreds other 370z. nissan need to recall it. *tr
01/08/201352000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and he was unable to unlock the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering wheel lock was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any immediate assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 52,000. kmj
01/01/201319906
 The vehicle in question, failed to start after a routine stop. a faulty steering lock control unit (slcu)resulting in the steering wheel failing to disengage from the locked position thus preventing the push button ignition system from starting the engine. the vehicle was able to be put in neutral, but only after accessing a compartmented shift lock switch. unfortunately, with the steering wheel being locked, the vehicle could only be pushed forward or back and not turned. this proved to be a problem as the tow truck driver was forced to drag the vehicle to a better position in order to be loaded onto the flat bed. the delearship confirmed that the slcu was the single point of failure and acknowleged that this was a known issue in the 2009 and 2010 model years. nissan failed to cover the repair costs because of the age of the vehicle, despise having under 20k miles.
12/28/201223150
 I have a 2009 nissan 370z that after 3 days sitting in my garage wouldn't start without warning because the steering wheel lock failed. i was lucky that the issue didn't happen while i was out of town. the car had absolutely no power and had to be towed to the nissan dealership. the bill to have it fixed was $1051.01 with labor. i have a case open with nissan to try to get it covered since this part is out of warranty.
01/06/2013410001
 This is a very common problem found in 2009 and 2010 nissan 370z vehicles. the steering locking unit fails at a premature rate and the car will suddenly not start without warning. this happened to me in a valet parking structure without any warning or indication. many, many individuals are being cheated without a recall on this highly defective unit. the dealership is looking to charge $1,200 for a replacement. nissan has already ordered a recall for their nissan gtr's for the same exact issue, but for some reason refuse to acknowledge the same problem of the same part with their 370z line. please nhtsa, listen to the hundreds of individuals with the same problem and order a recall and reimbursement for the 370z steering locking unit failures. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
01/05/2013370001
 I parked the car in the lot and lock it. when i came back to drive away at 2:00 am where is nobody around i couldn't start the car and i had key warning indicator flashing on the dashboard. i found out later that is my steering wheel lock module failed like another couple of hundreds other 370z. nissan need to recall it. *tr
01/05/2013510001
 Steering wheel lock failed thank god while im in the driveway not on the road.. nissan said its common and will happen again.. cost 1200 dollars not including labor... this is insane.. i just bought this car now im wasting alot of money.. *tr
01/08/201352000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and he was unable to unlock the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the technician diagnosed that the steering wheel lock was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any immediate assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 52,000. pm
01/01/201319906
 The vehicle in question, failed to start after a routine stop. a faulty steering lock control unit (slcu)resulting in the steering wheel failing to disengage from the locked position thus preventing the push button ignition system from starting the engine. the vehicle was able to be put in neutral, but only after accessing a compartmented shift lock switch. unfortunately, with the steering wheel being locked, the vehicle could only be pushed forward or back and not turned. this proved to be a problem as the tow truck driver was forced to drag the vehicle to a better position in order to be loaded onto the flat bed. the delearship confirmed that the slcu was the single point of failure and acknowleged that this was a known issue in the 2009 and 2010 model years. nissan failed to cover the repair costs because of the age of the vehicle, despise having under 20k miles.
12/28/201223150
 I have a 2009 nissan 370z that after 3 days sitting in my garage wouldn't start without warning because the steering wheel lock failed. i was lucky that the issue didn't happen while i was out of town. the car had absolutely no power and had to be towed to the nissan dealership. the bill to have it fixed was $1051.01 with labor. i have a case open with nissan to try to get it covered since this part is out of warranty.
01/06/201341000
 This is a very common problem found in 2009 and 2010 nissan 370z vehicles. the steering locking unit fails at a premature rate and the car will suddenly not start without warning. this happened to me in a valet parking structure without any warning or indication. many, many individuals are being cheated without a recall on this highly defective unit. the dealership is looking to charge $1,200 for a replacement. nissan has already ordered a recall for their nissan gtr's for the same exact issue, but for some reason refuse to acknowledge the same problem of the same part with their 370z line. please nhtsa, listen to the hundreds of individuals with the same problem and order a recall and reimbursement for the 370z steering locking unit failures. thank you, paul seo
01/05/201337000
 I parked the car in the lot and lock it. when i came back to drive away at 2.00am where is nobody arround i couldn't start the car and i had key warning indicator flashing on the dashboard. i found oud later that is my steering wheel lock module failed like another couple of hundreds other 370z. nissan need to recall it.
01/05/201351000
 Steering wheel lock failed thank god while im in the driveway not on the road.. nissan said its common and will happen again.. cost 1200 dollars not including labor... this is insane.. i just bought this car now im wasting alot of money..
01/03/2013450001
 Steering lock unit failed. car would not start. did not acknowledge that key was in the car. with the slu not working, steering wheel can turn but car won't start.
01/01/201319906
 The vehicle in question, failed to start after a routine stop. a faulty steering lock control unit (slcu)resulting in the steering wheel failing to disengage from the locked position thus preventing the push button ignition system from starting the engine. the vehicle was able to be put in neutral, but only after accessing a compartmented shift lock switch. unfortunately, with the steering wheel being locked, the vehicle could only be pushed forward or back and not turned. this proved to be a problem as the tow truck driver was forced to drag the vehicle to a better position in order to be loaded onto the flat bed. the delearship confirmed that the slcu was the single point of failure and acknowleged that this was a known issue in the 2009 and 2010 model years. nissan failed to cover the repair costs because of the age of the vehicle, despise having under 20k miles.
01/06/201341000
 This is a very common problem found in 2009 and 2010 nissan 370z vehicles. the steering locking unit fails at a premature rate and the car will suddenly not start without warning. this happened to me in a valet parking structure without any warning or indication. many, many individuals are being cheated without a recall on this highly defective unit. the dealership is looking to charge $1,200 for a replacement. nissan has already ordered a recall for their nissan gtr's for the same exact issue, but for some reason refuse to acknowledge the same problem of the same part with their 370z line. please nhtsa, listen to the hundreds of individuals with the same problem and order a recall and reimbursement for the 370z steering locking unit failures. thank you, paul seo
01/05/201337000
 I parked the car in the lot and lock it. when i came back to drive away at 2.00am where is nobody arround i couldn't start the car and i had key warning indicator flashing on the dashboard. i found oud later that is my steering wheel lock module failed like another couple of hundreds other 370z. nissan need to recall it.
01/05/201351000
 Steering wheel lock failed thank god while im in the driveway not on the road.. nissan said its common and will happen again.. cost 1200 dollars not including labor... this is insane.. i just bought this car now im wasting alot of money..
01/03/201345000
 Steering lock unit failed. car would not start. did not acknowledge that key was in the car. with the slu not working, steering wheel can turn but car won't start.
12/27/2012510001
 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. *tr
01/06/201341000
 This is a very common problem found in 2009 and 2010 nissan 370z vehicles. the steering locking unit fails at a premature rate and the car will suddenly not start without warning. this happened to me in a valet parking structure without any warning or indication. many, many individuals are being cheated without a recall on this highly defective unit. the dealership is looking to charge $1,200 for a replacement. nissan has already ordered a recall for their nissan gtr's for the same exact issue, but for some reason refuse to acknowledge the same problem of the same part with their 370z line. please nhtsa, listen to the hundreds of individuals with the same problem and order a recall and reimbursement for the 370z steering locking unit failures. thank you, paul seo
01/05/201337000
 I parked the car in the lot and lock it. when i came back to drive away at 2.00am where is nobody arround i couldn't start the car and i had key warning indicator flashing on the dashboard. i found oud later that is my steering wheel lock module failed like another couple of hundreds other 370z. nissan need to recall it.
01/05/201351000
 Steering wheel lock failed thank god while im in the driveway not on the road.. nissan said its common and will happen again.. cost 1200 dollars not including labor... this is insane.. i just bought this car now im wasting alot of money..
01/03/201345000
 Steering lock unit failed. car would not start. did not acknowledge that key was in the car. with the slu not working, steering wheel can turn but car won't start.
12/27/201251000
 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.
12/30/2012333811
 I drove my car to work and everything was running fine, as i stopped at a store to grab something and came back out my car no longer worked. the system would no longer recognize the intelligent key, and the push start button was in the lock mode. after researching this i found out that this is a common issue in the 2009-2010 z models. the same issue found in nissan gt-r models, the steering wheel lock malfunctions and is therefore enable to recognize the intelligent key due to the steering column being locked. nissan should definitely take responsibility for the faulty equipment as this leaves cars and owners stranded. for a relatively new car this should not be happening esp. under 36,000 miles. the majority of the complaints have not even surpassed the powertrain warranty. the government should show concern for consumers as well as nissan! *tr
01/03/201345000
 Steering lock unit failed. car would not start. did not acknowledge that key was in the car. with the slu not working, steering wheel can turn but car won't start.
12/27/201251000
 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.
12/30/201233381
 I drove my car to work and everything was running fine, as i stopped at a store to grab something and came back out my car no longer worked. the system would no longer recognize the intelligent key, and the push start button was in the lock mode. after researching this i found out that this is a common issue in the 2009-2010 z models. the same issue found in nissan gt-r models, the steering wheel lock malfunctions and is therefore inable to recognize the intelligent key due to the steering column being locked. nissan should definitely take responsibility for the faulty equipment as this leaves cars and owners stranded. for a relatively new car this should not be happening esp. under 36,000 miles. the majority of the complaints have not even surpassed the powertrain warranty. the government should show concern for consumers as well as nissan!
12/24/2012290001
 The steering lock mechanism part #48700-jf00a on 09 and 10 models fails after a while due to poor quality. this results in the steering column being unable to unlock and therefore disabling the car from being started. this can leave anyone stranded and needing the car towed. in my case the car is stuck in my garage because i am unable to start it due to this faulty part. this needs to be recalled because the part will fail its just a matter of when. *tr
12/31/2012175001
 There is a known issue / problem with 2009 and early 2010 nissan 370z's. the problem is related to the steering wheel lock mechanism, which prevents the car from being turned on in any form (power or engine) because the mechanism fails mechanically and prevents an electrical response from being sent. it is not an issue that would affect safety while driving, but it is absolutely a safety issue because it can and will cause consumers to be stranded without warning. nissan is refusing to take responsibility for this issue and consumers need a voice for a known faulty part which hundreds are experiencing! the simple fact is that because this vehicle is not a widely purchased, popular model, this issue has been ignored by nissan and the powers that be in the government that make recalls happen. more information from frustrated consumers may be seen at the following locations: http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/53437-steering-lock-cut-one-wire-switch-optional-18.html http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/47181-diy-replace-dreaded-steering-lock-2009s-early-2010s-30.html http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/48434-z-looked-awesome-tow-truck-sarcastic-6.html my vehicle should not have mechanical issues with any part with less than 18,000 miles on it. ridiculous! *tr
12/30/201233381
 I drove my car to work and everything was running fine, as i stopped at a store to grab something and came back out my car no longer worked. the system would no longer recognize the intelligent key, and the push start button was in the lock mode. after researching this i found out that this is a common issue in the 2009-2010 z models. the same issue found in nissan gt-r models, the steering wheel lock malfunctions and is therefore inable to recognize the intelligent key due to the steering column being locked. nissan should definitely take responsibility for the faulty equipment as this leaves cars and owners stranded. for a relatively new car this should not be happening esp. under 36,000 miles. the majority of the complaints have not even surpassed the powertrain warranty. the government should show concern for consumers as well as nissan!
12/24/201229000
 The steering lock mechanism part #48700-jf00a on 09 and 10 models fails after a while due to poor quality. this results in the steering column being unable to unlock and therefore disabling the car from being started. this can leave anyone stranded and needing the car towed. in my case the car is stuck in my garage because i am unable to start it due to this faulty part. this needs to be recalled because the part will fail its just a matter of when.
12/31/201217500
 There is a known issue / problem with 2009 and early 2010 nissan 370z's. the problem is related to the steering wheel lock mechanism, which prevents the car from being turned on in any form (power or engine) because the mechanism fails mechanically and prevents an electrical response from being sent. it is not an issue that would affect safety while driving, but it is absolutely a safety issue because it can and will cause consumers to be stranded without warning. nissan is refusing to take responsibility for this issue and consumers need a voice for a known faulty part which hundreds are experiencing! the simple fact is that because this vehicle is not a widely purchased, popular model, this issue has been ignored by nissan and the powers that be in the government that make recalls happen. more information from frustrated consumers may be seen at the following locations: http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/53437-steering-lock-cut-one-wire-switch-optional-18.html http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/47181-diy-replace-dreaded-steering-lock-2009s-early-2010s-30.html http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/48434-z-looked-awesome-tow-truck-sarcastic-6.html my vehicle should not have mechanical issues with any part with less than 18,000 miles on it. ridiculous!
12/28/201240000
 Drove 370z to work with no problem. attempted to leave for appointment later in the day and car will not start. the car will do nothing, no power, no radio, can't roll the windows up, etc. the wheel lock system has malfunctioned. apparently, this is a common problem.
12/19/2012520001
 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 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. *tr
12/23/2012274001
 Steering wheel /ignition system electronics switch failure ,causing vehicle and all electric accessory systems on vehicle to not function. *tr
12/24/201229000
 The steering lock mechanism part #48700-jf00a on 09 and 10 models fails after a while due to poor quality. this results in the steering column being unable to unlock and therefore disabling the car from being started. this can leave anyone stranded and needing the car towed. in my case the car is stuck in my garage because i am unable to start it due to this faulty part. this needs to be recalled because the part will fail its just a matter of when.
12/28/201240000
 Drove 370z to work with no problem. attempted to leave for appointment later in the day and car will not start. the car will do nothing, no power, no radio, can't roll the windows up, etc. the wheel lock system has malfunctioned. apparently, this is a common problem.
12/31/201217500
 There is a known issue / problem with 2009 and early 2010 nissan 370z's. the problem is related to the steering wheel lock mechanism, which prevents the car from being turned on in any form (power or engine) because the mechanism fails mechanically and prevents an electrical response from being sent. it is not an issue that would affect safety while driving, but it is absolutely a safety issue because it can and will cause consumers to be stranded without warning. nissan is refusing to take responsibility for this issue and consumers need a voice for a known faulty part which hundreds are experiencing! the simple fact is that because this vehicle is not a widely purchased, popular model, this issue has been ignored by nissan and the powers that be in the government that make recalls happen. more information from frustrated consumers may be seen at the following locations: http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/53437-steering-lock-cut-one-wire-switch-optional-18.html http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-do-yourself/47181-diy-replace-dreaded-steering-lock-2009s-early-2010s-30.html http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-general-discussions/48434-z-looked-awesome-tow-truck-sarcastic-6.html my vehicle should not have mechanical issues with any part with less than 18,000 miles on it. ridiculous!
12/28/201240000
 Drove 370z to work with no problem. attempted to leave for appointment later in the day and car will not start. the car will do nothing, no power, no radio, can't roll the windows up, etc. the wheel lock system has malfunctioned. apparently, this is a common problem.
12/26/2012525001
 2009 nissan 370z worked perfectly then wouldn't start. found many other incidents of the same problem. the issue is a broken steering wheel lock which won't unlock. although the same part is known to have issues in many nissan cars, there is no recall so owner pays for an expensive part and labor. *tr
12/28/201240000
 Drove 370z to work with no problem. attempted to leave for appointment later in the day and car will not start. the car will do nothing, no power, no radio, can't roll the windows up, etc. the wheel lock system has malfunctioned. apparently, this is a common problem.
12/13/2012260001
 The steering lock would not engage after turning off or locking the car. if the steering wheel lock does not work then the car will not start leaving me stranded. *tr
12/13/2012260001
 The steering lock would not engage after turning off or locking the car. if the steering wheel lock does not work then the car will not start leaving me stranded. *tr
12/13/201226000
 The steering lock would not engage after turning off or locking the car. if the steering wheel lock does not work then the car will not start leaving me stranded.
12/13/201226000
 The steering lock would not engage after turning off or locking the car. if the steering wheel lock does not work then the car will not start leaving me stranded.
12/02/2012420001
 Car will not start. seems to be a very common problemwith 09 370z's. steering lock mechanism. *tr
12/02/2012420001
 Car will not start. seems to be a very common problemwith 09 370z's. steering lock mechanism. *tr
12/02/2012420001
 Car will not start. seems to be a very common problemwith 09 370z's. steering lock mechanism. *tr
12/02/201242000
 Car will not start. seems to be a very common problemwith 09 370z's. steering lock mechanism
11/20/2012440001
 In the 2009 and 2010 model years of this car (and other nissan vehicles), the steering wheel lock assembly is known to randomly fail, leaving the car unable to start. there is no recall or tsb for this as of yet, and it has affected several nissan vehicles including the gtr. revisions a and b of the steering wheel lock assembly are well known to fail, and revision c is also known to fail however there are fewer occurrences. this has left me stranded and unable to get to work, and nissan will straight up refuse to fix the problem for less than $1000. *tr
12/01/201223000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he went to start the vehicle but the steering wheel lock malfunctioned. the contact stated that he could not unlock the steering wheel to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the steering wheel lock needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would look into the matter and get back to him. the failure mileage was 23,000. pmb
12/02/201242000
 Car will not start. seems to be a very common problemwith 09 370z's. steering lock mechanism
11/20/2012440001
 In the 2009 and 2010 model years of this car (and other nissan vehicles), the steering wheel lock assembly is known to randomly fail, leaving the car unable to start. there is no recall or tsb for this as of yet, and it has affected several nissan vehicles including the gtr. revisions a and b of the steering wheel lock assembly are well known to fail, and revision c is also known to fail however there are fewer occurrences. this has left me stranded and unable to get to work, and nissan will straight up refuse to fix the problem for less than $1000. *tr
12/01/201223000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he went to start the vehicle but the steering wheel lock malfunctioned. the contact stated that he could not unlock the steering wheel to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the steering wheel lock needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would look into the matter and get back to him. the failure mileage was 23,000. pmb
12/02/2012440001
 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%. *tr
11/20/2012440001
 In the 2009 and 2010 model years of this car (and other nissan vehicles), the steering wheel lock assembly is known to randomly fail, leaving the car unable to start. there is no recall or tsb for this as of yet, and it has affected several nissan vehicles including the gtr. revisions a and b of the steering wheel lock assembly are well known to fail, and revision c is also known to fail however there are fewer occurrences. this has left me stranded and unable to get to work, and nissan will straight up refuse to fix the problem for less than $1000. *tr
12/01/201223000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that he went to start the vehicle but the steering wheel lock malfunctioned. the contact stated that he could not unlock the steering wheel to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the steering wheel lock needed to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and stated that they would look into the matter and get back to him. the failure mileage was 23,000. pmb
12/02/2012440001
 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%. *tr
11/28/2012430651
 Parked my car at the store came pushed the start nothing. changed the battery on the intelligent tried to start wouldn't start inserted the key into key slot nothing happened. *tr
12/02/201244000
 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%
11/28/2012430651
 Parked my car at the store came pushed the start nothing. changed the battery on the intelligent tried to start wouldn't start inserted the key into key slot nothing happened. *tr
12/02/201244000
 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%
11/28/201243065
 Parked my car at the store came pushed the start nothing.changed the battery on the intelligent tried to start wouldn't start inserted the key into key slot nothing happened.
11/27/2012290001
 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. *tr
11/22/20121
 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%. *tr
11/28/201243065
 Parked my car at the store came pushed the start nothing.changed the battery on the intelligent tried to start wouldn't start inserted the key into key slot nothing happened.
11/27/2012290001
 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. *tr
11/22/2012185001
 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. *tr
11/28/201243065
 Parked my car at the store came pushed the start nothing.changed the battery on the intelligent tried to start wouldn't start inserted the key into key slot nothing happened.
11/27/2012290001
 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. *tr
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%
11/22/2012185001
 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. *tr
11/14/20121060001
 The steering lock assembly went out, which causes the car to not start at all. it leaves you stranded. reading through forums and talking to other 370z owners this is a common problem that needs to be recalled. you cant start your car or even turn it to accessory, which means if you break down away from home you cant even charge your phone to be able to call for help. the part is quite expensive and there are ways to disable it. i feel that if this issue is happening with so many of these cars it needs to be replaced free of cost. *tr
11/25/2012215001
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywire and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock. *tr
11/27/201229000
 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.
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%
11/14/20121060001
 The steering lock assembly went out, which causes the car to not start at all. it leaves you stranded. reading through forums and talking to other 370z owners this is a common problem that needs to be recalled. you cant start your car or even turn it to accessory, which means if you break down away from home you cant even charge your phone to be able to call for help. the part is quite expensive and there are ways to disable it. i feel that if this issue is happening with so many of these cars it needs to be replaced free of cost. *tr
11/25/2012215001
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywire and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock. *tr
11/27/201229000
 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.
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%
11/14/2012106000
 The steering lock assembly went out, which causes the car to not start at all. it leaves you stranded. reading through forums and talking to other 370z owners this is a common problem that needs to be recalled. you cant start your car or even turn it to accessory, which means if you break down away from home you cant even charge your phone to be able to call for help. the part is quite expensive and there are ways to disable it. i feel that if this issue is happening with so many of these cars it needs to be replaced free of cost.
11/25/201221500
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywired and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock.
11/14/2012106000
 The steering lock assembly went out, which causes the car to not start at all. it leaves you stranded. reading through forums and talking to other 370z owners this is a common problem that needs to be recalled. you cant start your car or even turn it to accessory, which means if you break down away from home you cant even charge your phone to be able to call for help. the part is quite expensive and there are ways to disable it. i feel that if this issue is happening with so many of these cars it needs to be replaced free of cost.
11/25/201221500
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywired and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock.
11/14/2012106000
 The steering lock assembly went out, which causes the car to not start at all. it leaves you stranded. reading through forums and talking to other 370z owners this is a common problem that needs to be recalled. you cant start your car or even turn it to accessory, which means if you break down away from home you cant even charge your phone to be able to call for help. the part is quite expensive and there are ways to disable it. i feel that if this issue is happening with so many of these cars it needs to be replaced free of cost.
11/25/201221500
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywired and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock.
11/25/201221500
 Car was parked at a local coffee shop. suddenly the steering lock, part of the starting system went haywired and disabled the car completely. now the car can't be turned on even though the key is in the car and the battery is full. i believe nhtsa needs to be made aware of this issue as it is a safety concern since every 370z is at risk of this problem, leaving all potential owners stranded. i believe nissan is aware of this problem as the nissan gt-r had a campaign to replace the very same part. it is called a steering lock.
11/19/201233000
 Steering lock failure part # 48700jf00d
11/19/201233000
 Steering lock failure part # 48700jf00d
11/19/201233000
 Steering lock failure part # 48700jf00d
11/19/201233000
 Steering lock failure part # 48700jf00d
11/11/2012302001
 2009 base, 7at. yellow intelligent key warning light appeared after getting gas about a week prior to incident. car still started though and the light went away and came back a few times over the course of said week, prior to incident. after researching online, it came to my attention there is a faulty steering lock mechanism that is affecting many owners of the 2009 370z, causing it to fail, leaving the car unable to start. there has been a recall for a similar problem with the gtr. after parking in a local shopping center my car died yesterday (sunday). yellow intelligent key light appeared while car was parked. unable to start the car. had to have it towed to the dealer first thing this morning (monday). as it stands, i'm still waiting to hear the diagnosis from the dealer and it's monday night. i really hope nissan corp. addresses this ongoing issue that seems to be affecting many (if not all) owners of 09-10 370z's. *tr
11/11/2012302001
 2009 base, 7at. yellow intelligent key warning light appeared after getting gas about a week prior to incident. car still started though and the light went away and came back a few times over the course of said week, prior to incident. after researching online, it came to my attention there is a faulty steering lock mechanism that is affecting many owners of the 2009 370z, causing it to fail, leaving the car unable to start. there has been a recall for a similar problem with the gtr. after parking in a local shopping center my car died yesterday (sunday). yellow intelligent key light appeared while car was parked. unable to start the car. had to have it towed to the dealer first thing this morning (monday). as it stands, i'm still waiting to hear the diagnosis from the dealer and it's monday night. i really hope nissan corp. addresses this ongoing issue that seems to be affecting many (if not all) owners of 09-10 370z's. *tr
11/11/201230200
 2009 base, 7at. yellow intelligent key warning light appeared after getting gas about a week prior to incident. car still started though and the light went away and came back a few times over the course of said week, prior to incident. after researching online, it came to my attention there is a faulty steering lock mechanism that is affecting many owners of the 2009 370z, causing it to fail, leaving the car unable to start. there has been a recall for a similar problem with the gtr. after parking in a local shopping center my car died yesterday (sunday). yellow intelligent key light appeared while car was parked. unable to start the car. had to have it towed to the dealer first thing this morning (monday). as it stands, i'm still waiting to hear the diagnosis from the dealer and it's monday night. i really hope nissan corp. addresses this ongoing issue that seems to be affecting many (if not all) owners of 09-10 370z's.
11/11/201230200
 2009 base, 7at. yellow intelligent key warning light appeared after getting gas about a week prior to incident. car still started though and the light went away and came back a few times over the course of said week, prior to incident. after researching online, it came to my attention there is a faulty steering lock mechanism that is affecting many owners of the 2009 370z, causing it to fail, leaving the car unable to start. there has been a recall for a similar problem with the gtr. after parking in a local shopping center my car died yesterday (sunday). yellow intelligent key light appeared while car was parked. unable to start the car. had to have it towed to the dealer first thing this morning (monday). as it stands, i'm still waiting to hear the diagnosis from the dealer and it's monday night. i really hope nissan corp. addresses this ongoing issue that seems to be affecting many (if not all) owners of 09-10 370z's.
10/30/2012500001
 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. *tr
10/30/201250000
 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.
10/17/2012538001
 I arrived to work around 7 am. when i left work to go home around 4:30 pm, i unlocked my car. i pushed the button to start the car like normal (though i did notice a light on the dash that said key) and the car wouldn't start. i thought maybe my key fob battery was dead so i put it in the slot that enables one to start the car with a dead fob. the car still didn't start after pushing the button. i had my wife bring me the spare fob to find that it too would not start the car either way. i called nissan and they told me it would have to be towed so they could look at it. the next day the car was towed and once nissan looked at it they said it was the steering lock actuator. the part cost was 700-something dollars and by time the labor was put in and the actuator was installed, the total cost (part plus labor) was $1173. this is clearly a problem for others as well. search nissan steering lock actuator in google or go to the370z.com and do the same search. i think it's ridiculous nissan hasn't come up with a different or more reliable device for the theft protection that this device offers, and it is ridiculous that there is not a recall on it. *tr
10/17/201253800
 I arrived to work around 7 am. when i left work to go home around 4:30 pm, i unlocked my car. i pushed the button to start the car like normal (though i did notice a light on the dash that said key) and the car wouldn't start. i thought maybe my key fob battery was dead so i put it in the slot that enables one to start the car with a dead fob. the car still didn't start after pushing the button. i had my wife bring me the spare fob to find that it too would not start the car either way. i called nissan and they told me it would have to be towed so they could look at it. the next day the car was towed and once nissan looked at it they said it was the steering lock actuator. the part cost was 700-something dollars and by time the labor was put in and the actuator was installed, the total cost (part plus labor) was $1173. this is clearly a problem for others as well. search nissan steering lock actuator in google or go to the370z.com and do the same search. i think it's ridiculous nissan hasn't come up with a different or more reliable device for the theft protection that this device offers, and it is ridiculous that there is not a recall on it.
10/12/2012380001
 Tried starting my 370z and it would not start, due to what the nissan dealer described as a steering lock failure. when this occurs it leaves the driver stranded as the car will not operate. nissan replaced this part on the 2012 370z but has done nothing for the previous models. nissan will not cover the part since i am 2000 miles over my warranty, yet many owners have had this failure. *tr
10/17/201253800
 I arrived to work around 7 am. when i left work to go home around 4:30 pm, i unlocked my car. i pushed the button to start the car like normal (though i did notice a light on the dash that said key) and the car wouldn't start. i thought maybe my key fob battery was dead so i put it in the slot that enables one to start the car with a dead fob. the car still didn't start after pushing the button. i had my wife bring me the spare fob to find that it too would not start the car either way. i called nissan and they told me it would have to be towed so they could look at it. the next day the car was towed and once nissan looked at it they said it was the steering lock actuator. the part cost was 700-something dollars and by time the labor was put in and the actuator was installed, the total cost (part plus labor) was $1173. this is clearly a problem for others as well. search nissan steering lock actuator in google or go to the370z.com and do the same search. i think it's ridiculous nissan hasn't come up with a different or more reliable device for the theft protection that this device offers, and it is ridiculous that there is not a recall on it.
10/12/201238000
 Tried starting my 370z and it would not start, due to what the nissan dealer described as a steering lock failure. when this occurs it leaves the driver stranded as the car will not operate. nissan replaced this part on the 2012 370z but has done nothing for the previous models. nissan will not cover the part since i am 2000 miles over my warranty, yet many owners have had this failure.
10/10/2012285801
 On the morning of weds, oct. 10th, i was leaving work when i could not start the car. knowing that it seemed not a battery issue, i first thought it was an intelligent key issue. after replacing the battery in the ik with still no luck, i tried again with my spare ik. again, no start. i had car towed to local nissan where the stated they hadn't heard of any issue with the 370z. after 5 hours of waiting, the general diagnostics results came back with multiple code points indicating a steering lock failure. nissan reps there stated they had never heard of this happening, yet while in my wait, i was able to google & find many nissan 370z owners that have experienced this failure. the replacement steering wheel lock assembly had to be ordered & i picked up the z on oct. 12th. frustrating after missing a full day of work & due to the car was 5 months out of warranty, this became a very expensive part to replace when it's obvious it should be recalled. *tr
10/10/201228580
 On the morning of weds, oct. 10th, i was leaving work when i could not start the car. knowing that it seemed not a battery issue, i first thought it was an intellengent key issue. after replacing the battery in the ik with still no luck, i tried again with my spare ik. again, no start. i had car towed to local nissan where the stated they hadn't heard of any issue with the 370z. after 5 hours of waiting, the general diagonstics results came back with multiple code points indicating a steering lock failure. nissan reps there stated they had never heard of this happening, yet while in my wait, i was able to google & find many nissan 370z owners that have experienced this failure. the replacement steering wheel lock assembly had to be ordered & i picked up the z on oct. 12th. frustrating after missing a full day of work & due to the car was 5 months out of warranty, this became a very expensive part to replace when it's obvious it should be recalled.
10/06/2012370001
 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. *tr
10/10/201228580
 On the morning of weds, oct. 10th, i was leaving work when i could not start the car. knowing that it seemed not a battery issue, i first thought it was an intellengent key issue. after replacing the battery in the ik with still no luck, i tried again with my spare ik. again, no start. i had car towed to local nissan where the stated they hadn't heard of any issue with the 370z. after 5 hours of waiting, the general diagonstics results came back with multiple code points indicating a steering lock failure. nissan reps there stated they had never heard of this happening, yet while in my wait, i was able to google & find many nissan 370z owners that have experienced this failure. the replacement steering wheel lock assembly had to be ordered & i picked up the z on oct. 12th. frustrating after missing a full day of work & due to the car was 5 months out of warranty, this became a very expensive part to replace when it's obvious it should be recalled.
10/06/201237000
 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.
10/08/201244441
 Steering lock failed and car could not be started. this happened in a high traffic area and safety was a huge issue. car had to be towed to the local nissan dealership. i have noticed that this is an ongoing issue with this model as noted on the370z.com.
10/10/201228580
 On the morning of weds, oct. 10th, i was leaving work when i could not start the car. knowing that it seemed not a battery issue, i first thought it was an intellengent key issue. after replacing the battery in the ik with still no luck, i tried again with my spare ik. again, no start. i had car towed to local nissan where the stated they hadn't heard of any issue with the 370z. after 5 hours of waiting, the general diagonstics results came back with multiple code points indicating a steering lock failure. nissan reps there stated they had never heard of this happening, yet while in my wait, i was able to google & find many nissan 370z owners that have experienced this failure. the replacement steering wheel lock assembly had to be ordered & i picked up the z on oct. 12th. frustrating after missing a full day of work & due to the car was 5 months out of warranty, this became a very expensive part to replace when it's obvious it should be recalled.
10/06/201237000
 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.
10/08/201244441
 Steering lock failed and car could not be started. this happened in a high traffic area and safety was a huge issue. car had to be towed to the local nissan dealership. i have noticed that this is an ongoing issue with this model as noted on the370z.com.
10/11/2012
 Drove to work as normal. parked car same spot as every day. got into car to go to lunch. car wont start. ignition says locked and the intelligent key system warning light is on. stranded in a park lot alone. unacceptable. no warranty.
10/10/201228580
 On the morning of weds, oct. 10th, i was leaving work when i could not start the car. knowing that it seemed not a battery issue, i first thought it was an intellengent key issue. after replacing the battery in the ik with still no luck, i tried again with my spare ik. again, no start. i had car towed to local nissan where the stated they hadn't heard of any issue with the 370z. after 5 hours of waiting, the general diagonstics results came back with multiple code points indicating a steering lock failure. nissan reps there stated they had never heard of this happening, yet while in my wait, i was able to google & find many nissan 370z owners that have experienced this failure. the replacement steering wheel lock assembly had to be ordered & i picked up the z on oct. 12th. frustrating after missing a full day of work & due to the car was 5 months out of warranty, this became a very expensive part to replace when it's obvious it should be recalled.
10/06/201237000
 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.
10/08/201244441
 Steering lock failed and car could not be started. this happened in a high traffic area and safety was a huge issue. car had to be towed to the local nissan dealership. i have noticed that this is an ongoing issue with this model as noted on the370z.com.
10/11/2012
 Drove to work as normal. parked car same spot as every day. got into car to go to lunch. car wont start. ignition says locked and the intelligent key system warning light is on. stranded in a park lot alone. unacceptable. no warranty.
10/06/201237000
 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.
10/08/201244441
 Steering lock failed and car could not be started. this happened in a high traffic area and safety was a huge issue. car had to be towed to the local nissan dealership. i have noticed that this is an ongoing issue with this model as noted on the370z.com.
10/11/2012
 Drove to work as normal. parked car same spot as every day. got into car to go to lunch. car wont start. ignition says locked and the intelligent key system warning light is on. stranded in a park lot alone. unacceptable. no warranty.
10/02/2012760001
 Steering lock fail. *tr
10/11/2012
 Drove to work as normal. parked car same spot as every day. got into car to go to lunch. car wont start. ignition says locked and the intelligent key system warning light is on. stranded in a park lot alone. unacceptable. no warranty.
10/02/2012760001
 Steering lock fail. *tr
07/13/2012150001
 I have heard many, many stories of steering lock failure on these cars made from 2008-2010 nissan's more expensive sports car, rhe gt-r, has the same problem with the same parts and was the subject of a recall. will something be done? people are beng stranded all over when their vehicles won't start! *tr
07/13/2012150001
 I have heard many, many stories of steering lock failure on these cars made from 2008-2010 nissan's more expensive sports car, rhe gt-r, has the same problem with the same parts and was the subject of a recall. will something be done? people are beng stranded all over when their vehicles won't start! *tr
07/13/2012150001
 I have heard many, many stories of steering lock failure on these cars made from 2008-2010 nissan's more expensive sports car, rhe gt-r, has the same problem with the same parts and was the subject of a recall. will something be done? people are beng stranded all over when their vehicles won't start! *tr
07/13/201215000
 I have heard many, many stories of steering lock failure on these cars made from 2008-2010 nissan's more expensive sports car, rhe gt-r, has the same problem with the same parts and was the subject of a recall. will something be done? people are beng stranded all over when their vehicles won't start!
05/17/201233000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the intelligent key indicator warning lamp was illuminated, which prevented her from turning on the ignition or any other feature on the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the electronic steering control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 33,000.
05/17/201233000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the intelligent key indicator warning lamp was illuminated, which prevented her from turning on the ignition or any other feature on the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the electronic steering control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 33,000.
05/17/201233000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the intelligent key indicator warning lamp was illuminated, which prevented her from turning on the ignition or any other feature on the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the electronic steering control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 33,000. sm.
05/17/201233000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle intelligent key indicator warning lamp was illuminated which was preventing her from turning on the ignition or any other feature in the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the electronic steering control module was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 33,000. pm
05/10/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer discovered that the steering column lock unit needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. kmj
05/10/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where the dealer discovered that the steering column lock unit needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. kmj
05/10/201260000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2009 nissan 370z. the contact stated the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the steering column lock unit needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. rds
11/25/201138500
 Steering lock solenoid failure at 38.5k 1,500miles after 36k warranty. after dealership played parts changer for 3 weeks they finally worked up to the steerling lock solenoid. steering lock assm. $542 - $622 - #48700-jf00b production date: 2008.10-2009.08 - #48700-jf00c production date: 2009.08-2009.10 - #48700-jf00c production date: 2009.10-2010.09 - #48700-jf00d production date: 2010.09- current (you want this one d) obviously this part has gone through revisions. total repair $837.00 - 3 weeks in the shop. had to have car towed to dealer after the yellow key light showed up. this part has failed on many nissan models with this type of electronic steering wheel lock. this needs to be a recall and anyone who paid to have it fixed needs to be reimbursed. a class action lawsuit need to be filed.
12/16/201114300
 Car would not start due to steering lock failure. part was back-ordered and took over 4 weeks to receive part and replace. serious issue as there is no way to start the car when this happens. was without the car for over 4 weeks.
12/16/201114300
 Car would not start due to steering lock failure. part was back-ordered and took over 4 weeks to receive part and replace. serious issue as there is no way to start the car when this happens. was without the car for over 4 weeks.