Is your Nissan Car key stuck in the ignition?

There is a problem that Nissan owners are talking about and it’s unusual. Although the key turns fine in the ignition, when it comes to removing it, the owners are finding the Nissan car key stuck.

When we first had the call about this, we were intrigued. When a car ignition is turned off, the keys should slide out easily, there isn’t anything holding them in.

However owners were finding their Nissan car key stuck on models including the Qashqai, Micra and Note.   Eventually, after sticking for a few weeks, they were getting trapped. So what could be causing it?

A week later, and another caller with the same symptoms. The car starts fine, the key is smooth turning, but once it’s turned off, the ignition simply won’t let the key out!

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Nissan Car Key Stuck – The Break Through

Finally we managed to get our hands on one and sure enough, the only way to remove the Nissan car key stuck in the ignition was to take the ignition off the car, and strip it down to release the key.

Over the last few months we’ve had similar calls on Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Note and Nissan Micra models. Each time the only option has been a brand new ignition.

The clue to the problem is shown here on the key, deep scratches both across and along the blade.

Nissan Car key stuck

Nissan car key stuck

Our most recent customer was so pleased she offered to give us this testimonial..

If you’re already having this problem, have you thought about how you’ll deal with this?  Having a key stuck in the ignition overnight is just asking for someone to steal your car.

Don’t wait for your car key to get jammed in the ignition – call us for a chat today.

Contact us for expert help here – On a Smartphone? Then just tap on this number 01522 51 41 41.

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We’re really pleased that we can now offer a repair service

We replace both the worn part of the ignition and key blades.  We also offer a nationwide postal service.


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