If you’ve read our blog previously, you’ll know that we’ve spotted a problem with Nissan Qashqai, Note and Micra ignition locks.

Over a two years ago, we looked at our first Qashqai problem.  We had the car in our workshop for a spare key, and couldn’t remove the customer’s key from the ignition!

That’s Odd!

We had to take off the ignition and strip it down while the customer waited in our reception area. This gave us an insight into the problems you must have. So we dug a bit deeper into the problem, and found a solution.

In this world of DIY, we know that some of you out there want to try and get it fixed, without taking it to Nissan. We’ve a made this video that will show you clearly what you need to do.

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Here is a testimonial from one of our customers who watched the video and saved themselves time and money..

Getting ready to remove the ignition

To take the ignition off the Qashqai, Note or Micra, you just need some basic tools. A philips screwdriver, a hammer and a really sharp punch is all you need.

These seem a bit basic, but we use them day in and day out in our workshop in Lincoln. We fix between twenty and forty locks every month and post them all around the UK after they’ve been refurbished.

Is Nissan Qashqai DIY for you?

If you still fancy getting the lock off yourself take a look at this Youtube video.


Before you start, you’ll need to arrange for your car to be off the road for the day, so don’t leave it blocking in cars, or parked where it shouldn’t be!

We hope this has helped you