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ESCL ekectronic steelring lock

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Hi All

lust wondering if anyone else has had electronic steering lock (ESCL) issues, you will come back to you car after going out to find it will not start, initially you may think that your battery is flat but the ESCL may be the problem. if the yellow key light emblem is on then thats what it probably is. Could not start my 2012 370Z this morning, yellow key light was on and car would not go to AAC to start, called NRMA and after two hours (and a new battery) the car would not start, had it towed to an auto electrician.                    

Did a bit of a google search and found this was a common and reported problem overseas, so much so that Nissan USA did a voluntary recall, yet when you call the local Nissan dealer or Nissan Australia they have never heard of the issue.

Found some useful youtube videos on how the over-ride the steerling lock and may do this if the cost of repair is way too much

regards

Peter

 

 

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Mine has been replaced by Nissan previously, found a sticker after I bought the car.

Personally, I would try the "banging on it and yanking the fuse" trick, that way you'll never have issues in the future. Basically just hit roughly where the steering lock unit is, and get it to turn to ACC, then go pull the fuse while it's still unlocked (either On or in ACC).

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thanks to the forum I have been able to bypass the steering lock and car works fine

A new module from Nissan was quoted at $2750, but they could do it for $1950, the same unit, brand new Nissan part on Ebay USA  $260USD

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Ummmm !! Experienced the 'No start' and the orange key light.  2012 model 370Z.

Tried the hammer trick, tried it again and again and again and eventually it released.

Leave the accessory light on and removed the fuse.

Car starts OK now.

Quote from Nissan for a new ESCL(electronic Steering Control Lock) is $1,580.13 plus GST plus labour. 

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If I remember correctly there was a recall here in Aus as well but only for certain series of that part number. I would demand to talk to the dealer principal rather than some service monkey that knows nothing but how to extract cash from loyal customers and demand the part be replaced (possibly costing labour which is fair) for a known faulty part that was subject to a nationwide recall. Search this forum for more info on the recall. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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