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2000 Nissan Sentra

The key will not turn in the ignition. It is acting like the steering wheel is locked, but it won't unlock. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    I got same problem on 2001 sentra



  • soan_ge_taha Oct 01, 2008

    2001 Sentra - same problem, but only from time to time. Random!

  • ethan666 Nov 17, 2008

    my 96 sentra just did this yesterday, but it's a stick shift, so that automatic solution would not make a difference, i jiggled the wheel vigorously and truned the key and everything, the lights still work and *** makes the beeping sound whn i put the key in, but it just wont budge i've been trying to fix it for 2 days, and i have a low budget and am not willing to spend money to get it fixed

  • Traeamber Jan 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. It happens occasionally and I don't know what to do. It's a nuisance.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    one key works for everything but they are lost and I was told a door lock taken to locksmith would be easiest and cheapest way. is this true?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    It did not open the ign. switch and steering wheel is block. Tried many times with the regular key and a new dealer key but no results.....

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Key won't turn in ignition and wheel is locked. 2000 Nissan Maxima

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This is probably not an isolated problem, but a bad design, bad engineering and/or bad construction. There is an interlock between the ignition and the gear shift on automatics that needs adjusting at an exhorbitant cost. This should be a callback by the manufacturer.

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try turning the wheel back and forth while wiggling the key if that doesn't work i need more info.

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