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FOR PRESENT AND NEW OWNERS OF 2009 - 2010 PLEASE BE ADVISE THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL ONGOING ISSUE WITH THE STEERING LOCK WHICH WILL RESULT IN A FAILURE OF

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation ATTENTION!! 2009-2010 owners with steering lock/wont start issues

FOR PRESENT AND NEW OWNERS OF 2009 - 2010

PLEASE BE ADVISE THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL ONGOING ISSUE WITH THE STEERING LOCK WHICH WILL RESULT

IN A FAILURE OF THE Z FROM STARTING.

PLEASE POST YOUR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEM HERE AS THIS WILL SERVE AS THE MAIN THREAD FOR THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.



BELOW ARE LINKS TO PREVENTING IT FROM HAPPENING AS WELL AS FIXING IT IN THE EVENT IT DOES HAPPEN.


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


Alternatives

Baer383's http://www.the370z.com/diy-section-d...lved-real.html

AUtigers370z's DIY: DIY: 2009 - 2010 Steering Wheel Lock Fix w/ Pics!

SouthArk370's Links to posts about Steering Wheel Lock




FOR THOSE THAT WERE AFFECTED WITH THE STEERING LOCK FAILURE!!

PLEASE POST YOUR CAR INFO HERE AND ONLY THAT INFO, ANYTHING ELSE WILL BE REMOVED



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Old 01-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks man for making this a sticky. Seems the rate at which people are experiencing this is going up.!
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you for this!
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So RevD and RevE are problem free? Anyone know when they switched? I've got a June 2010 build so I think I'm good but I guess I'll check just in case...
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so far problem free for rev d but it could go out...not sure? haven't heard of any Ds and Es going out yet?
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This may also be handy for this thread.

Steering Wheel Lock?
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One member here with a 2011 Z had the failure. Dont wait - Use the fixes avail to get this thing isolated. The system was deleted in late 2011 from the car so why would you EVEN risk it. Its a useless system.
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One member here with a 2011 Z had the failure. Dont wait - Use the fixes avail to get this thing isolated. The system was deleted in late 2011 from the car so why would you EVEN risk it. Its a useless system.
It was taken off newer cars?


So you can freely rotate the wheel when the car is off?
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It was taken off newer cars?


So you can freely rotate the wheel when the car is off?
FiveO - Fromm Kenchan's DIY:

'Nissan stopped using these locks on the 2012 Z's entirely, confirmed by a member
who looked on her car for us... which is not very convincing for those of us stuck with
the 'old' system. another member confirmed he could turn the steering L/R by hand
pushing on the tires while the front end is off the ground, car turned off....so there is
no substitute mechanism on the 3/2011 build to present.'
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so far problem free for rev d but it could go out...not sure? haven't heard of any Ds and Es going out yet?
At least one user, Huan'z, has reported a rev D failure. Not exactly a trend, but, given the history of SLUs, cause for concern.
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At least one user, Huan'z, has reported a rev D failure. Not exactly a trend, but, given the history of SLUs, cause for concern.
Rev A-D with failures LOL! They are 100% failing(not all in all Rev's). Trend enough
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I thought it was a mistake? that they DID replaced huanz with revision "d" and not E?
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I thought it was a mistake? that they DID replaced huanz with revision "d" and not E?
You're right. A few comments down he shows a pic of a Rev D, saying it is the new one. Thanks for catching that.
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NISSAN fixed the design. The fix wasn't to keep revising the lock. The fix was to delete the lock entirely (on later model Z's).

It's likely they had trend data on all revisions, showing a high defect rate due to an inherent flaw.

The enthusiast community fixed the design too (on earlier model Z's). The fix is to virtually delete the lock by pulling the fuse, harness, cutting the wire etc.

Stuff like this makes me really like that we got such a kick arse forum!

I'm one of guys that got saved from getting stranded. For me, it was late at night, in the rain, in the corner of a deserted airport parking lot, having just gotten off a 6+ hour fight. My SL failed! I kicked the SL and got my car to start. Drove home, left car on, pulled up the fuse thread, then pulled the fuse. Took a few minutes. Saved me tons of cash and the hassle of leaving my car with the dealer.





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Stuff like this makes me really like that we got such a kick arse forum!

I'm one of guys that got saved from getting stranded. For me, it was late at night, in the rain, in the corner of a deserted airport parking lot, having just gotten off a 6+ hour fight. My SL failed! I kicked the SL and got my car to start. Drove home, left car on, pulled up the fuse thread, then pulled the fuse. Took a few minutes. Saved me tons of cash and the hassle of leaving my car with the dealer.


SUCH A KICK ARSE FORUM!!! Agreed!!!


And you literally kicked the bitch into submission??? Lol
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