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Nissan Note - engine "lock out"

Door not shut = flat battery. Recharged it. Every thing works except the engine. Nissan agent says "bring car in Only we can reprogram it" Is there a better way.

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  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    Thanks   Have come to the same conclusion, However not impressed they are confidant enougth to do it in a reasonable time,  Seem to want an open chque whilst they work it out.  Am booking a tow truck so heres hoping 

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    This one has the experts baffled. 5 have tried. last one is trying the UK.  All say this is not possible as the system is used by many Nissan models over the last 5 years.
    At least it is on Warranty and I have a Hire car, so not sweating
    Will Keep you posted



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Unfortunately there are certain things that only the dealer can do with the tools that they have spent thousands of dollars on. They have them to help people in this particular situation. I use dealer information on a regular basis because sometimes problems can be very hard to repair when it comes to sensitive electronics. This is an option that you have to avoid more expensive outcomes. Hope this helps, good luck!

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