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Steering lock failure?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:45 am
by wangan370z
Hello people,

Ok, my car cannot start no matter how hard I tried.

Intelligent key warning light is on and I can't turn it to ACC mode.

I did google a lot and found out that if I could hit that silver box below steering wheel, could do the trick but sadly no luck.

Anyone knows how to turn it to acc mode or had similar problem?

Also has this been covered as 'recall' from NISSAN new zealand before?

I contacted three different branches in Auckland and none of them replied me. haha

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm
I've seen many posts about this issue on the UK 350z/370z sites in the past. Sorry I can't remember what the answer was, been ages since read about it.
If Zmanalex replies, listen, this man knows his 350 & 370's having worked on goodness knows how many.

With regards to recall, I'm not sure for NZ. But it is a known problem & quite well documented. ... CAw&uact=5

It's worth checking out being the largest forum globally for the 350/370.

Hopefully you manage to sort it, if you do, please flick up a post for your findings to help others here in the future. :)

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:51 pm
by BlueZ
Just had the same thing happen to my 2013 370Z auto.
Currently, after 5 hours last night, the car is with Armstrong Nissan in Lower Hutt.
They have said it needs a new steering lock unit at $2000+ and their time to work on it comes up to $2600 including Grab, Snatch and Take.
Had a simlar thing a few years ago with my 2009 model but that was covered under an earlier recall.
And with the covid situation it's going to be about 8 weeks for a part to come from Japan.

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 am
by bernjean
That sort of cost of parts is unforgivable especially if it is coming from Japan. these parts guys are absolutely creaming it. It's not like they are stocking it.

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Yes the steering wheel lock failure is a known 370z/Z34 issue. Let us know how you get on.

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:49 pm
Heaps of links for it too. Some with fixes. ... ent=psy-ab

Re: Steering lock failure?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:35 am
by bernjean
Good old Google, great to see these guys sharing.