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DIY: Replace dreaded steering-lock on 2009s and early 2010s.

Attached is the recall for the same units in the GTR.

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Old 01-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Attached is the recall for the same units in the GTR.
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File Type: pdf NTB10_025-1_GTRlockrecall.pdf (117.8 KB, 78 views)
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:06 PM   #92 (permalink)
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My guess is that the remote starter in his case is wired in post BCM and IPDM (as I described in a previous post about a racing style setup), and they are instead sending signals directly to the ignition and starter relays. The remote starter is also wired into the brake switch on auto's and clutch switch on manuals as an anti-theft mechanism to prevent the car from being driven while on remote start mode. You could remove these wires if you didn't care about that aspect. So there is no BCM or IPDM trickery, just a complete bypass. When the BCM is back in control of the starting operation it says no go as the steering lock is stuck.

Given the frequency that these lock issues are starting to occur it might be time to start putting pressure on Nissan for a recall. Obviously they aren't going to do it voluntarily given that it is an expensive part. We could set up a petition and send it to Nissan or everyone that has had a failure can submit a complaint to NHTSA. If successful they are usually back dated so anyone that has paid for a replacement outside of warranty has an opportunity to get reimbursed.
I see... thanks for the comments. Yah, I hope they do a recall as well.

Hey takjak- thanks for the GTR recall info. That's the one Davin was using on his DIY over there in the GTR forum. As we can see on that doc, JF00C is the part they used for the recall along with the 2 security bolts.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Anyone with a factory installed RevC have an earlier build date than Mar2010?
Please post up your build date and full part number on your unit.

should look something like this: 48700-JF00C-A1-01 or 48700-JF00C-B1-01
Just checked my 2010 Roadster and was relieved to find RevC. Build date on the car is actually Sept 2009; however, I just recently purchased the car used, so I can't confirm if it was factory installed, or replaced by original owner.

Full Part No: 48700-JF00C-B1-01
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Just checked my 2010 Roadster and was relieved to find RevC. Build date on the car is actually Sept 2009; however, I just recently purchased the car used, so I can't confirm if it was factory installed, or replaced by original owner.

Full Part No: 48700-JF00C-B1-01
The latest failure was a Jan2010 build with the same exact pn (revC). I don't mean to scare you since this is the first time hearing about a RevC failing so it could have been an isolated incident but just letting you know.

The replacement in my car is that exact pn you got as well. lol

I suggest keep an eye on the GTR forums to see whether there are repeat failures after recall work.
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^ Oh no... not good. I have RevC, don't know the pn on it, but it had a date of Sept 09 on the label.
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The latest failure was a Jan2010 build with the same exact pn (revC). I don't mean to scare you since this is the first time hearing about a RevC failing so it could have been an isolated incident but just letting you know.

The replacement in my car is that exact pn you got as well. lol

I suggest keep an eye on the GTR forums to see whether there are repeat failures after recall work.
Since Nissan decided to eliminate the steering lock mechanism for the 2012 models (apparently), I wonder if they think/know that ALL of the revisions are affected?
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/\ that was my first thought as well, followed by how can the rest of us upgrade to whatever system the '12s are using.
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Since Nissan decided to eliminate the steering lock mechanism for the 2012 models (apparently), I wonder if they think/know that ALL of the revisions are affected?
will be curious to see. I'd imagine there aren't many of the later revs that have hit anywhere near the mileage of the early revs that are failing
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will be curious to see. I'd imagine there aren't many of the later revs that have hit anywhere near the mileage of the early revs that are failing
Good point. However I would think Nissan must know the newer models are fixed/better since they are using them as replacement units for the GTR recalls. Well we can hope...
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Just went look i've got the B...Build date 2/09.

I've only got 7500 miles, so mine should go out any day now i guess...
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Good point. However I would think Nissan must know the newer models are fixed/better since they are using them as replacement units for the GTR recalls. Well we can hope...
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I've only got 7500 miles, so mine should go out any day now i guess...
Mine is an '09 with 6800 miles and in winter storage... still have warranty until January 2013... I'm hoping for a recall before mine fails.
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Since Nissan decided to eliminate the steering lock mechanism for the 2012 models (apparently), I wonder if they think/know that ALL of the revisions are affected?
it's hard to say, it could be completely cost driven. if there are some new cheaper and reliable way to do the same thing, regardless of previous failures, manufacturers will implement the change.

i am sure part of nissan is completely aware of the problem though...
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thought this was funny...these guys even used my picture (post#13 by KevT)

Car won't start - Steering Lock Failure - nissansportz
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im over 20k im about to go to the dealer and cry lol
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