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Car not starting

Hi,
I have a new Nissan altima 2.5S that I bought new on October.
Today morning the car seems not to recognize the I-Key (I could not open the truck, start the car ....etc)
I tought that the problem is coming from the key so I tried with a second key and I still could not start the car...
Is the battery dying? but i only used it for 6 months ....
plesae hel

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  • MattZinter Dec 15, 2008

    I think that I have the same problem. My car is not the hybrid though. The brake pedal does not seem to be able to be pushed as far as normal when I try to start it. The dash lights do come on and I am able to get the radio to come on. The battery tested fine. I am wondering if there is a bad switch somewhere in the brake pedal. Does anyone have any ideas????



    Also, this happened once before, but did not show up on a diagnostic report. The car just magically started working again. This was about a month ago, but I am just now having the same problem.

  • javajoefive Feb 11, 2009

    I have as similar problem with my 2008 hybrid I bought in April. The wireless key worked fine for 6 months and then the car wouldnt start right away in the morning. its winter here in SoCal (if you can call it that) and I'm wondering if there is a temperature relationship. Also, Ive noted that when I do get it started, the DCV light is on indicating that the 12V system was low. Another interesting data point is that once I get the car started and driving, I have no problem with getting the car to start with my key in my pocket the rest of the day. I think the problem is something in the car and not the key.

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I think that the keys are constantly sending out signals so the battery dies fairly quickly. The good news is that it takes a standard CR2032 battery that can be purchased anywhere, and that replacing the battery is a pretty simple thing to do.

I just purchased one of these from a rental company and the first thing I had to do was replace the battery.

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